Rodney “Rod” P. Daniels died on September 18, 2023 at Jovan Bea Hospital in Rockford, IL. Rod was born November 15, 1937 at in Sterling, IL, the son of Danny and Elisabeth (Bryan) Daniels. He was raised in Rock Falls where he also graduated high school in 1956. Two years after he graduated Rod married Carol Bell on July 1, 1958. They were both members of the St. Brides Episcopal Church in Oregon, IL. Rod served his country for four years as a member of the United States Navy. He worked as an insurance agent for State Farm Insurance in the Oregon area for 40 years. Rod was very active in many different social and charitable organizations in the area which included the Jaycees, of which he was an active member, the Black hawk Snowmobile club and the Mt. Morris Boat Club. He loved to spend time going to his cabin in Wisconsin. He is preceded in death by his parents, uncle, grandchild, and beloved dog Scotty.
He is survived and missed by his loving wife Carol of Oregon, IL; daughter Pamala (John) White of Mesa, AZ; sons Randy (Roxy) Daniels of Oregon, IL and Jeffery (Kathy Burri) Daniels of Mesa, AZ; brother Tom (Ann) Daniels of Waukesha, WI; 5 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers donations may be directed to the Oregon VFW or Village of Progress.
A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at the Oregon VFW from 1:00 - 5:00 PM.
1310 W Washington Street. Oregon, IL 61061