Daniel Lawrence Hurstell Jr

September 24, 1985 ~ August 22, 2020 (age 34)


Daniel Lawrence Hurstell Jr. passed away on August 22, 2020.  He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 24, 1985.   Daniel was preceded in death by his father, Daniel Lawrence Hurstell Sr.; his grandfather, Norman J. Glindmeyer Sr. (“Pop Pop”); his grandparents, Mary Fitzpatrick Hurstell and Malcolm Leo Hurstell Sr.; his step-sister, Sheri Reuther Bundy; his uncle, Malcolm L. Hurstell Jr. (“Mackie”) and his aunt, Ann Mary Hurstell.  He is survived by his beloved wife, Natalie Beckler Hurstell; his loving mother and step-father, Sharon and Douglas Reuther; his uncle and aunt, Norman Glindmeyer (“Duke”) and Sandy Glindmeyer; his beloved aunts and uncles (the G2s): Kathleen Reidlinger (Michael Cowan), Linda Hurstell,  Stephen Hurstell, Thomas Hurstell (Sheilah), John Hurstell (Shaun), Mary Patricia Willms and Elizabeth Grashoff (Gary); his mother and father-in-law, Linda and Guy Beckler; his grandmother, Gwen Glindmeyer; his step-sister, Kristin Reuther Landry (John Michael); his step-brother-in-law, Louis Bundy; his nieces and nephews, J.D., Kate and Stephen; and numerous loving cousins known as the G3s and G4s.  He attended and created his lifelong friends at Brother Martin and received his bachelor’s degree in December of 2012 from the University of New Orleans. On June 8, 2019 he married his loving and devoted wife Natalie Beckler Hurstell. They raised two fur baby boys, Coal and Destin Pence Hurstell.  Daniel spent his early childhood in El Paso and Hurst, Texas where he enjoyed attending Texas Ranger games with his Dad. He also spent much of his time with his Pop Pop and his Mimi. He developed a passion for football that began with the Dallas Cowboys and ended with the New Orleans Saints and Louisiana State University (LSU). Daniel excelled in the tourism industry at City Sightseeing New Orleans. He had just begun an exciting new career in insurance sales;  he was excited and proud of having already exceeded expectations. His hobbies included a love for billiards, biking, golf, watching live bands, spending time by the water and anything that included his friends. His friends were his lifeline; they were his brothers and sisters and they held a huge piece of his heart.  Daniel was known for his fantasy football expertise; his smile and laugh were infectious. His love for people, all people, was honorable. He was known as Daniel, Dan, Danny, Zebra and Mah Boo Boo and will be missed for eternity by every soul he has touched on this earth.  Visitation will take place at Munholland United Methodist Church, 1201 Metairie Road, Metairie, Louisiana 70005 on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.  A service will take place after visitation starting at 1:30 p.m.  Interment will take place immediately thereafter at Garden of Memories Cemetery, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, Louisiana 70001.  To offer condolences or send flowers please visit

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