Jared Danielsen

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Jared Kenneth Danielsen, 38, of Belleville, IL, died unexpectedly at his home Sunday, October 3, 2021, and a light went out in southern Illinois.

Jared was born on January 17, 1983, to Kathy, nee Boessen, and Holger Danielsen. Even as a child, Jared was kind, bright and funny. Full of life and often full of mischief, he truly was loved by everyone who knew him and all of us so lucky as to have counted him among our own, were better for it.

Jared attended and graduated from St. Teresa’s Elementary School and Althoff Catholic High School. In May of 2004 he graduated from Saint Louis University with a degree in Management Information Systems.  While Jared’s extracurricular passions were Westie dogs, sports, and gaming, including the management of multiple fantasy football leagues, his career plan was to work in his family’s business, AA Paper Collectibles in O’Fallon, IL, eventually taking it over from his parents. He was the heart of his family, whom he always put before himself, and remained devoted to caring for his mom and dad until the day he left this world.

He was preceded in death by his godfather and uncle, Kenny Boessen; his uncle, Pat Boessen; his maternal grandparents, John and Melba Boessen, and his paternal grandparents, Holger Danielsen Sr and Louella McFall.

Jared is survived by his mother, Kathleen Joan, nee Boessen, Danielsen; his father, Holger “Danny” Danielsen, both of Belleville; two brothers, Hoke Danielsen of Kansas City and Keith Danielsen; two nieces, Kelsey and Keely; a nephew, Kellen Danielsen, all of Florida; his paternal uncle, John McFall of Pattonsburg, MO; his paternal aunt, Sandra Howard of Sprout Springs, VA; his maternal aunts and uncles, Linda Boessen (Pat) Kress of Kansas City, Carolyn Boessen Casteel of Hartsburg, MO, Mike (Denise) Boessen of Columbia, MO, Joann Boessen (widow of Kenny), John P. Jr. (Bev) Boessen, and Melody Boessen (Brian) Link, all of Loose Creek, MO, and Chris Boessen of Ames, IA; as well as dozens of cousins in a large extended family across the country.

Jared’s brothers, cousins and lifelong friends have shared a thousand memories of him with the overwhelming sentiment being that Jared was not only loyal, fair, honest, and inclusive, he was just plain FUN.  His goal in any gathering, activity or event was to make sure that everyone had a good time and left with great memories and the certainty that the next time they all got together, it would be even more epic than the last. And it always was. In that spirit to honor Jared, please join his family and friends for the memorial services listed below.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: A memorial visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, October 9, 2021, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. Attendees are invited to wear their favorite sports jersey or t-shirt if they wish. Standard CDC guidelines will be followed, including masks and social distancing.

Funeral: Memorial services will be held at 12 noon Saturday, October 9, 2021, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines will be followed, including masks and social distancing.



9 Comments on Jared Danielsen

Phil Wood said : Guest Report Oct 26, 2021 at 9:22 PM

I had just met Jared and could instantly tell how great a person he was, just like his mother. I am simply stunned. My condolences to all family and friends who cherished him. Rest In Peace, my friend.

  • Collinsville
  • Illinois
Scott Kuhl said : Guest Report Oct 08, 2021 at 7:16 PM

I do not say this lightly, Jared was one of the best people I have ever met in my life. I will think about him every day. Truly an exceptional human being.

  • O Fallon
  • IL
Rosie and Dave McCrary said : Guest Report Oct 08, 2021 at 7:22 AM

Although we have not seen you all in many years....this saddens us as if it were yesterday. May you feel surrounded by much love during this difficult time. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Cole Canning said : Guest Report Oct 07, 2021 at 9:49 PM

My heart goes out to the entire Danielsen family, and all of Jared's people. Jared was more than a friend, someone who could always be counted on for anything. His impact was great and he will be surely missed.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Gottfried Boessen said : Guest Report Oct 07, 2021 at 12:05 AM

We are so sorry for your loss, we will be with our family in our thougts an Saturday. We will keep him and his family in our prayers. Our thoughts are especially with his parents. Martin Knepper and Gottfried Boessen, Christian, Rebecca and Nele Boessen

  • Duesseldorf
  • Germany
Tom & Pat Snyder said : Guest Report Oct 06, 2021 at 4:56 PM

Pat and I are so sorry to hear about Jared. He was so full of life and packed a lot of living in his 38 years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
Courtney Keefe said : Guest Report Oct 06, 2021 at 2:12 PM

Sending so much love to the Danielsen family and loved ones. Jared was genuine and kind. Just a great guy. He will be greatly missed.

  • St. Louis
  • Missouri
Lisa Wallace said : Guest Report Oct 06, 2021 at 2:01 PM

So sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers for your family.

  • IL
Brian Watson said : Guest Report Oct 06, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Jared, miss the a already, and I’m glad we meet and we had great times nearly every Monday

  • St. Louis
  • Missouri

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