Obituaries

Richard J. "RJ" Daniels

July 1, 1938 - October 19, 2019

Richard  J.

Obituary

Richard J. “RJ” Daniels, 81, of Garden Prairie, IL passed away peacefully, Saturday evening, October 19, 2019 after a lingering illness.  Richard was born July 1, 1938 in Walworth, WI, the son of Raymond F. and Hazel N. (Schmidt) Daniels. He married Roberta A. Wright on September 5, 1959 in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Belvidere, IL, where he was a member and made his spiritual home, and to this union three children were born. He founded the family businesses RJ Daniels Fuel and Tire and JD Oil Inc.  When he wasn’t at the store, he could be found fishing or farming and donating his time with the Belvidere I.O.U. Club; and in the winter months, spending time in New Smyrna Beach, FL.

Richard is loved and will be missed by his wife, Roberta; children, Angela J. (Yvonne Peterson) Daniels, Lisa J. (Jeff) Vance; daughter in-law, Sandy Daniels;  grandchildren, Benjamin (Abby Meyers) Vance, Lucas(Jessica) Vance, Dana (Matt) Lloyd and family, Jason (Amanda) Wahl and family; great granddaughter, Blakely Ray Vance; chosen family, Allan and Marie Buss as well as his “four legged child”, Skeeter .  The family acknowledges the loving care, compassionate support and friendship given by his caregiver and friend, Cindy Roman.  RJ is preceded in death by his parents and son Judd Daniels.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 25, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Road, Belvidere, IL and from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the church.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Burial will be at Lawrenceville Cemetery.  Memorials can be given in care of Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere, Rd., Belvidere, IL or the I.O.U. Club in his memory.  Arrangements by Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL 61008.  To share a memory, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

Service Schedule

Saturday, October 26, 2019
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Immanuel Lutheran Church

815-544-8058

 Visitation will be held 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Saturday, October 26, 2019, at the church.

Friday, October 25, 2019
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Immanuel Lutheran Church

815-544-8058

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 25, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Road, Belvidere, IL and from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the church.

Saturday, October 26, 2019
11:00 am

Immanuel Lutheran Church

815-544-8058

 Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 26, 2019, at Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Burial will be at Lawrenceville Cemetery.  Memorials can be given in care of Immanuel Lutheran Church, 20145 Belvidere, Rd., Belvidere, IL or the I.O.U Club in his memory.  Arrangements by Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL 61008.  To share a memory, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

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Daniel Marchand 2019-12-08T17:59:17

Rocky & I were so sorry to hear about R.J.’s passing and wish we could have been there at the memorial for you. Just want you to know we are thinking about your whole family and praying you can find some comfort in your memories of R.J. and knowing your friends are there for you. ((hugs))

Rocky & Kathleen Ryan Napier 2019-10-28T07:14:28

Although I did not know Dick personally I do remember you Roberta from the days of riding the School bus to BHS My heart goes out to you for your loss hun

Richard Snider 2019-10-27T16:59:56

Our family is so sorry to hear of your loss.

Brad Gustafson 2019-10-27T09:30:11

Lisa & Angie, prayers of peace & comfort in this most difficult time

Lorri (Bohlman) Taylor 2019-10-26T14:42:25

Larry and I are so sorry to hear about your Dad, AJ. Our thought and prayers are with you and your family today.
Love,
Larry and Nancy

Larry and Nancy Margis 2019-10-26T08:49:32

Watching the video I remember so many of these places. Loved spending time with your mom and dad. Keep your dad’s memory alive in your hearts and he will be with for ever.

Jan (Dieterman) Simmons 2019-10-25T14:53:58

What a beautiful tribute for R.J.
Lifting your family up in prayers.
He will be missed by many, and greeted in heaven with open arms.🙏

Sherry Hicks 2019-10-25T13:12:22

Our hearts are with you, Lisa and Ang. Your parents sure raised wonderful children. We love you.
Ed & Becky

Ed & Becky Krieger 2019-10-24T21:40:41

To the Daniels family, we offer our deepest sympathy. RJ was a great man and friend to all.
We have memories to cherish from Lake Ripley, WI to New Smyrna Beach, FL…RIP RJ.

Ken Yerk 2019-10-24T18:48:34

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