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Ernesto Daniel Avendaño, Jr. 55, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21st, 2018 unexpectedly at his home.

Ernesto who was known to everyone as “Danny” was born Oct. 14, 1963 to Ernesto Daniel Avendaño and Maria Elena Garza (Trevino) in Houston, Texas and then resided in Battle Creek, Michigan since his early childhood. 

He is survived by his siblings, which include Reynaldo ‘Rey’ Avendaño (Marlyn), Alex Trevino (Michelle),  Sandra Davis, Susan Trevino, Leopoldo Trevino, Jr., Juan Trevino (Ginny), Silvia Trevino and Erica Kirkland. He also was an Uncle to 24 nephews and nieces.

He was also the most proud father to his only child, Destiny Marie-Jane Bates and proud Grandfather to two Grandsons, Gauge and Gannon Bates.

He had many hobbies which included gardening, cooking, drawing, and his most favorite one; spending time with his grandsons. He was also known as the family mechanic and enjoyed working on cars. 

A memorial/Potluck dinner honoring his life will be held Saturday,  Dec. 1, 2018 at the Eagles Lodge, 19757 Capital Ave. N.E. in Battle Creek for family and friends. During this event, we will have a balloon launch in his memory.

Danny has touched many lives and was well known throughout his community. He will be forever missed by his family and friends but most importantly, by Papa’s boys Gauge and Gannon. 

 To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Danny’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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5 Condolences

  1. Tina Nussell on November 28, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    I will hold my memories with you in my heart forever. I love you Danny.

  2. Joy M Campbell on November 30, 2018 at 9:21 am

    My heartfelt prayers go out to your family. There are no words that anybody can say to make it feel better when you lose somebody stay strong as a family be thinking of you

  3. Nila on December 1, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. We have kept you and will continue to keep your family in our prayers. May you find the peace of God in each and everyone of your hearts.
    Nancy’s sister, Nila

  4. Tina G Young on December 1, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    Remembering Hamilton Park and all the security we had because Danny kept us all safe and on the narrow track…always thought you younger brothers and sisters were so blessed to have Danny to look out for you so remember that he is still with you every time you think of him. He and I had many a talk about Jesus on those old bleachers and he is with Him in heaven, waiting on all of us…blessings, peace and comfort to all of you…love Tina Young

  5. Gary and Penny McMillan on December 4, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    The Lord loved Danny unconditionally as he loves each of us. Danny always had time for a chat with my husband and I. We enjoyed being his neighbor and helped each other out from time to time.
    When our daughter passed away he was over mowing our lawn saying he knew we were having a rough time .
    He had a good heart and now he has found peace.
    We live in a time and chance world and time is so short.
    May God comfort you with peace and understanding

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