Avonel ``Nel'' Daniels died Jan. 11 following a battle with lung cancer. Ms. Daniels worked for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, Brookfield, Wis., for 34 years, retiring in 1993. She was the foundation's first paid employee, concluding her career as director of education programs.
``No single individual did more for the education of (pension plan sponsors) than Nel Daniels,'' said Dallas Salisbury, executive director, EBRI.
``She put her imprint on everything we've done,'' said John Altobelli, CEO of the IFEBP.
She is survived by five children and 10 grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Northland College or to the First Congregational Church of Hartland, Wis., where her funeral will be held Saturday, in care of David Daniels, 2554 Huebner Road, Oconomowoc, WI 53066.