Roberta Daniels

August 17, 1935 - January 11, 2020

Roberta  Daniels


Roberta Daniels, 84, of Garden Prairie, IL passed away peacefully, Saturday evening, January 11, 2020 in her home after a lingering illness, surrounded by her loving family. She married Richard J. (RJ) Daniels on September 5, 1959 in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Belvidere, where she was a member and made her spiritual home; and to this union three children were born.  Roberta was an inspiration to her family.  No matter what life threw at her, Roberta remained positive, loving life and living it to the fullest.  Roberta was a friendly and compassionate person.  She loved hearing others stories, and never met a person that did not become a friend.  It was not uncommon for others to be seated around the table, enjoying a fabulous meal she had prepared. She will be remembered for the love and devotion she showered on her family, her cooking abilities (with the exception of Jell-O) and the tasty apple pies with homemade crust to finish off any delicious meal.  Roberta found time to chair the local chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, she was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution,  assisted RJ in the office and on the farm then later in life started a modeling career.

Roberta is loved and will be missed by her; 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, Marie and Allan Buss as well as her “four legged child”, Skeeter .  The family acknowledges the loving care, compassionate support and friendship given by her caregiver and friend, Cindy Roman; as well as the tender care and compassion given by Claudine and Becky from Heartland Hospice.  Roberta is preceded in death by her parents; husband, RJ; son Judd Daniels; brother, Wayne (Florence) Wright, Jr; Sisters, Guinevere (Ted) Anderson and Barbara (Bob) Reimann.

The visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 17, 2020 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Road, Belvidere, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Burial will be at Lawrenceville Cemetery.  Memorials can be given in care of the family to be given to Roberta’s favorite organizations.  Arrangements by Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL 61008.  To share a memory, please visit

Service Schedule

Friday, January 17, 2020
5:00 pm

Immanuel Lutheran Church


The visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 17, 2020 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Road, Belvidere, IL.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Immanuel Lutheran Church


The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Burial will be at Lawrenceville Cemetery.

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Thank you mom for being such a great inspiration thank you for always being there and loving us no matter what I will miss you forever but I will hold you in my heart and I always say the Lords prayer with you that’s blessings can’t imagine life without you

The Toad 2020-01-18T19:10:13

Sorry to learn of Roberta’s passing. Remembering “all of the Wright
Family”. Sending my sympathy.

Peggy Fair 2020-01-18T15:41:17

She will be truly missed by alot of people. Always had time to listen to us kids when in High School. Roberta was like a second Mom. Will be missed. Xoxox Renee

Renee Knox 2020-01-17T13:33:16

What a beautiful obituary and video montage. You managed to capture her warmth, her love for her family, her fabulous laugh and great sense of humor (except for Jello 🤣)… And who knew she had so many polka dotted bikinis! The Ed Sheeran song at the end was perfect. She really was an angel in the shape of your mom. She made everyone around her feel welcomed and loved. The loss you are feeling now, I’m sure is enormous…Because her love and presence in your life was so tremendous. Her love lives on in you.

Sending lots of my love your way… Nancy

Nancy Engberg 2020-01-17T09:34:05

We’re so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this time.

Dan & Cathy Flynn 2020-01-16T11:42:53

I am so sorry for your loss. Everyone loved Roberta. She is now with God, RJ & Judd. They are all at peace. We will all see them again. I stand beside you all at this hurtful time.

David Mays 2020-01-16T10:26:10

You’re in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. There’s always comfort to find in the lifetime of memories you have. 🙏🙏🙏

Mark and Kathie

Kathie and Mark Becklinger 2020-01-15T09:34:19

Praying that God gives you strength, comfort, and peace during this very difficult time. We love you, Lisa and Ang. Our hearts are with you.

Ed & Becky Krieger 2020-01-13T20:34:44

My deepest sympathy. May your cherished memories comfort all of you. Cindy

Cindy Mathison 2020-01-13T19:56:21

I’m so very sorry for your loss. Many many prayers for the family at this difficult time

Gina Bye 2020-01-13T18:51:09

She will be greatly missed. You all are in my thoughts and prayers

Dorothy Brotz 2020-01-13T18:21:49

Roberta’s family is in my prayers. May God comfort you in your loss.

Carla Barnett 2020-01-13T18:02:12

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to her family and friends.

Anita Feltes 2020-01-13T17:17:03

Sharing in your grief as you mourn. Holding you all close to my heart and in my prayers. Gentle hugs.

Lani Walter 2020-01-13T15:03:48


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