Irene Daniels

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Irene K. Daniels, nee Mischke, 87, of Belleville, IL, born March 30, 1934, in East St. Louis, IL, died Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at her daughter’s residence surrounded by her loving family.

Irene was a homemaker and retired.  She was a ball of energy and loved life.  Her infectious smile made all feel welcomed. In the early years, she and her husband built and renovated their homes, adding her flair in home decorating and making each room a showcase.  In her spare time, she was an avid gardener and loved her flowers. Many remarked on how beautiful her yard was during flower season.

With her love of dance, she became a member and was on the board of M.U.S.I.C Swing Dance Club where she met and cultivated many friendships.

She loved life, especially her family, and she was so proud of her kids and grandkids.

She was preceded in death by the love of her life and husband, Joseph F. Daniels, Jr., who died on August 9, 1984; her parents, John and Marjorie, nee Mansker, Mischke; her father-in-law and mother in-law, Joseph and Margaret, nee Hyde, Daniels; and a brother-in-law, Michael Rendine.

Surviving are a son, Thomas (Beth) Daniels; a daughter, Marjorie (Dawn Grafeman) Daniels; two grandchildren, Craig (Marisa) Daniels, and Jonathan (Rachel) Daniels; four great-grandchildren, Wyatt Daniels, Bryce Daniels, Chayce Daniels, and Harper Daniels; her twin sister and best friend, Eileen Rendine; her faithful companion, Scooter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, August 28, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing, will be observed.

Funeral:  Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. August 28. 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Deacon Corby Valentine officiating.

Burial will be held at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL, at a later date.



8 Comments on Irene Daniels

Barb Hohlt said : Guest Report Aug 28, 2021 at 12:34 AM

Margie, Dawn, Tom, Beth and family So sorry to hear the passing of your Mom. She was always smiling and cheering for her kids! Take care, Barb Hohlt

  • Belleville
  • Il
Pam Quandt Brannon said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2021 at 5:08 PM

Margie, Dawn, Beth and Tom, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was such a nice person and loved life. We could always count on her to be in the stands at softball games. She loved to watch you play and was your biggest fan. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. ((HUGS)) Pam Brannon

  • Troy
  • Illinois
margaret metcalf said : Guest Report Aug 22, 2021 at 9:54 PM

Margie, So very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Your mom was a blessing to all who knew her. I remember the old days of softball with your mom and dad at the games. Now she is reunited with your dad ,Joe and many loved ones. I always enjoyed talking to your mom and she would always give me a hug. She was a sweetie.Margie, I know you are going to have some more difficult days and nights. The Good News is this separation is only ''temporary''. One day you all will be joined together again..... and that reunion will have no end. I will keep you and your family in prayer in the coming days and weeks. Thoughts and prayers, Peggy Metcalf

  • Collinsville
  • Illinois
Stephanie Dalman said : Guest Report Aug 22, 2021 at 4:37 PM

Margie, your mom always made me smile on Fridays. Loved talking with her and hearing her talk about her baby Scooter She will definitely be missed.

  • O'fallon
  • IL
Smitty and Mary Smith said : Guest Report Aug 21, 2021 at 4:33 PM

We so enjoyed our neighbor, Irene. To Marge and were the light of her life, and she always updated us when we would visit with her. She was "Good people", and she will be missed.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Joseph Schott said : Guest Report Aug 20, 2021 at 5:27 PM

Margie, I always loved your mom and I consider myself extremely lucky to have had her and you in my life. She always made me laugh and her hugs meant the world to me. I pray that God will hold her in the palms of his hand forever

  • North Myrtle Beach
  • South Carolina
Shirley Heth said : Guest Report Aug 20, 2021 at 4:41 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I have wonderful memories of the fun we had playing cards and our visits.. She was so special to me and I loved her like a sister. I will truly miss her. Praying the Lord gives all the family comfort through this difficult time. Rest assured she is at peace with our Lord….

  • Caledinia
  • Michigan
Linda Lange (Bell) said : Guest Report Aug 20, 2021 at 3:05 PM

Marge I’m so sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was a great lady.

  • Edwardsville
  • Illinois

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