Daren Sean Zons

March 28, 1978 - September 24, 2020

Daren Sean Zons


Daren Sean Zons passed away peacefully on September 24, 2020 with his loving mother by his side. 
Daren is survived by his mother, Jane Zons, his sister Kristin (Chuck) Strauss, his brother Derek (Jaci) Zons, his nephew Karl (Angie) Reinke, his nieces Janelyn, Kaitlyn, Sarah, Alyssa, Hannah and his great nephew Javi Reinke. He is preceded in death by his father, KC Zons, his grandparents George (Lorraine) Mosinski and Kenneth (Edra) Zons.  
Daren loved playing his video games, Star Wars movies, Harry Potter, swimming in pools, taking vacations, having breakfast every Saturday at his favorite restaurant “Ned’s Diner”, doughnuts, bagels, playing golf with his brother Derek, and making his sisters, Jaci and Kristin laugh with his silly faces, silly remarks, excellent karaoke skills and impromptu comedy acts while he was being recorded…. he was the funniest.
Daren was known for his love of superhero/villain T-shirts. He had quite the collection! His family enjoyed seeing which T-shirt he would pick for the day. Even though Daren admired and wore his superhero T-shirts, Daren has ALWAYS been the true superhero behind the shirt. He had many super powers, the ability to love genuinely was one of his strongest powers. Daren was humble, sweet, strong, kind, polite and hilarious… he could make everyone in a room laugh for hours, another great superhero power!  He was so very much loved by his family and many others who were blessed enough to have known him. Daren acquired his kindness and genuine ability to love from his wonderful parents who raised him into the superhero he became throughout his life. Anyone wishing to honor Daren’s life can make a donation to Gigi’s Playhouse in Hoffman Estates in remembrance of Daren, so that other superheroes, ones just like Daren, can continue to have blessed opportunities for growth and development. 

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You have written a beautiful memorial to Daren and his life. He sounds like a person we should all strive to be more like. May your wonderful memories of him help bring peace to your hearts.

Barb 2020-09-26T13:53:20

Jane, my dearest friend of almost 50 years. I am so very sorry for your family’s loss. Daren was a beautiful soul and is now surrounded by all the
angels and saints and free of pain. I know you will carry the memories in
your heart forever. Love you, Barb

Barbara Sternickle 2020-09-26T11:19:51

Was so sorry to hear about Darens passing. I always enjoyed selling him his cards at bingo. Fun to see the excitement in his eyes. He will be missed. Treasure your memories. They are so precious.

Gloria Hawkins 2020-09-26T08:43:50

I am sorry to hear of Daren’s passing, I always enjoyed watching him play bingo at PDS, the excitement on his face and his actions were so cute. Know you are in my prayers. May Daren Rest In Peace with our Lord.

Gay Lou Brown 2020-09-26T06:07:16

Although I haven’t seen Daren in many years I can see the beautiful light inside of him through his eyes and beautiful smile. I know he knew every day of his life how much love his family and friends held for him. I know his precious soul and is resting with Jesus. Let the comfort of knowing he is free of pain and is now beautiful angel living his eternal life. Cherish the happy memories and celebrate his life everyday. What a blessing and inspiration he truly was. 🙏 forever loved and never forgotten ❤

Paula Kelly 2020-09-26T00:13:49

I will miss him more than I can explain. He was my favorite person. ♥️

Kristin Strauss 2020-09-25T19:45:04

We are so sorry for your loss of Daren. We didn’t know him for very long but knew what a warm and loving person he was. You and your family are in our prayers.

Dale and Sandy Lieber 2020-09-25T17:33:53

I am so very sad to hear this news. I grew up next door to Daren and Kristin was my best friend. I spent many nights of sleep overs at their house. Daren was a loving, sweet and kind hearted person. I have enjoyed all the pictures on facebook over the years and seeing Daren and all the fun he had in his life with his family. Mrs. Zons as i have always called you, you were like a second mom to me. My heart breaks for your loss. You have always been a strong person. I am sending you many hugs and heaong thoughts. My very deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Michelle Luebke-Hubbs 2020-09-25T17:12:28

My deepest condolences to the family. Jane, you are one of the strongest women I know. I’m so proud to call you my grandma-in-law! We are going to miss Daren so much! He was so special to everyone and such a great human being 💙

Angie Reinke 2020-09-25T16:52:19

So very sorry for your loss. His sister who is a big part of ours truly loved him and talked about how funny he was, by the time I ment him for the first time I had felt like I had ment him my whole life. What a beautiful soul who will be greatly missed.

Anthony Corrie Rosati 2020-09-25T14:34:36

I was blessed to have spent 25 years with Daren as my uncle. The smile he’d share when he walked in the room will always be remembered. A genuine soul who is already missed greatly.

Alyssa Reinke 2020-09-25T14:31:47

I will miss him forever, a light in my life. Blessed to have had him In my life. I’ll cherish all the silly videos I have of him forever

Hannah Strauss 2020-09-25T13:56:35


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