Kenneth Daniels

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Kenneth Andrew Daniels, 62, of Fairview Heights, IL, born September 12, 1959, in Belleville, IL, died Friday, June 24, 2022, at his residence.

He was born to David K. and Genevieve M., nee Klein, Daniels.

After graduating from O’Fallon Township High School, Ken embarked on becoming an entrepreneur by purchasing a St. Louis Post Dispatch distributorship in O’Fallon, IL. Ken, along with his dad and mom, ran the distributorship for many years. After selling the route he then went into the lawn mowing business, where he retired just a few years ago.

Ken loved boating and spent many summers at the various surrounding lakes. His favorite place was Table Rock Lake and his pride and joy was his Mariah boat. Ken also was an avid baseball, and, later on, softball player with many days spent on the O’Fallon area ball diamonds. He had his own team for many of those years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Genevieve, nee Klein, Daniels.

Surviving are his siblings, Rhonda M. Brackett of Eureka, MO, David B. (Ann) Daniels of O’Fallon, IL, and Duane J. (Patti) Daniels of Shiloh, IL; and many nieces and nephews. Kenny will also be missed by his many friends.

Memorials may be made to St. Clare Catholic Grade School. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral:  Private funeral services will be held.

Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Shiloh, IL.


20 Comments on Kenneth Daniels

Brian Dees said : Guest Report Aug 30, 2022 at 5:38 PM

I was saddened to learn of Kenny’s passing. Kenny was a great friend and I knew him well playing on the same baseball and wrestling teams. I helped him drag a few of the baseball diamonds at O’Fallon Park where you could see him frequently driving the tractor. Kenny had a warm and friendly spirit; we all loved Kenny! I remember him bringing a stack of ‘45’s to my house one night where I learned he also loved to listen to Elvis. My prayers and thought go to the Daniels family; may the Lord bring you peace and comfort.

  • San Antonio
  • Texas
Jim Mamino said : Guest Report Aug 22, 2022 at 7:25 PM

I’m very saddened for a lost of a good person. I knew Ken since grade school. Indeed a great person and athlete. Ken will be miss. God bless!

  • Mascoutah l
  • Illinois
Jim Gregory said : Guest Report Jul 04, 2022 at 5:40 PM

My condolences to the Daniels family. Kenny was a wonderful teammate and athlete.

  • Arlington Heights
  • Illinois
Mike & Cindy Drury said : Guest Report Jun 30, 2022 at 6:10 PM

Our sympathies To the entire Daniels’ family. Kenny was a great guy and we have so many fun memories , especially during those baseball/softball years. Very sad.

  • O’Fallon
  • Illinois
David Sims said : Guest Report Jun 30, 2022 at 3:39 PM

Very sorry to hear of Kenny's passing, was a good friend. We hit the baseball and softball fields for many years. Condolences to the family and RIP Ken..........

  • Millstadt
  • il
Mark & Mary Huller said : Guest Report Jun 29, 2022 at 6:29 PM

Sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Daniels family.

  • O’Fallon
  • IL
Joyce Mozelewski Achenbach said : Guest Report Jun 29, 2022 at 4:12 PM

So sorry for your loss. Kenny and your family and friends are in my prayers.

  • Maryville
  • IL
Kathy & Steve Manders said : Guest Report Jun 28, 2022 at 8:36 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Daniels Family during these difficult days. So sorry to hear about the loss of Ken. May God grant you all peace.

  • Tallahassee
  • Florida
Sonya Moomau said : Guest Report Jun 28, 2022 at 7:08 PM

I am so sad to hear of Kenny’s passing. He was a kind, loving and wonderful person. I will miss him and always love him. Prayers to the family. Rest in peace Kenny.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Patrick Broderick said : Guest Report Jun 28, 2022 at 5:10 PM

I've known Ken since grade school. He was always a nice guy. Unfortunately, I haven't seen him in many years but I still considered him a friend. He'll be missed.

  • Berwyn
  • IL
Brian Villhard said : Guest Report Jun 28, 2022 at 2:59 PM

It's a sad day in O' Fallon for those that knew Kenny I've known Kenny since high school and had the pleasure of watching him as a baseball player , playing many softball tournaments on his team " The Cobras " and playing against him in the O' Fallon City League . Believe me , you wanted him on your team ! Off the field he was as genuine a friend as anyone could have . Your laugh was contagious and you will be missed by everyone that ever had the honor of knowing you . My heartfelt condolences go out to the entire Daniels family . Go in peace my friend .

  • O'Fallon
  • Illinois
Cathy Bauer said : Guest Report Jun 28, 2022 at 2:37 PM

Sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with your family

  • O'Fallon
  • Illinois
Gerard Henken said : Guest Report Jun 28, 2022 at 11:13 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. He had a terrific laugh and a wonderful attitude. We had a ball at St. Clares grade school. A terrific friend and athlete. Prayers to the Daniel's family.

  • Pagosa Springs
  • Colorado
Timi said : Guest Report Jun 28, 2022 at 7:35 AM

So sorry to hear this, Kenny had a beautiful smile and laugh. Wishing you all peace ~ Timi

  • Ofallon
  • Illinois
Dennis C Herbert said : Guest Report Jun 27, 2022 at 9:43 PM

I am just overwhelmed Ken was one of the nicest guys I ever new he was a friend to everyone a very outgoing person , I remember the high school days a great athlete and good sport rest well my friend and Gods peace to his family.

  • O Fallon
  • IL
Christopher and Lisa Rolen said : Guest Report Jun 27, 2022 at 8:28 PM

Deepest sympathy to the Daniel’s Family. My wife and I worked for both Dave and Kenny with newspapers and I even rented from Dave for awhile. They were a great guys. God bless!

  • Red Bud
  • Illinois
Debbie Wolfersberger Brauet said : Guest Report Jun 27, 2022 at 4:39 PM

Daniels Family, I am so very sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. I went to school with Kenny and always enjoyed our conversations. Peace, prayers and blessings to you all during this difficult time.

  • Swansea
  • IL
John and Lynn Hartman said : Guest Report Jun 27, 2022 at 2:04 AM

Very sorry to hear of Ken passing. Ken was our paper carrier for our business in O'Fallon for so many years. He was a good man and we enjoyed our talks and conversations every Monday morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  • O'Fallon
  • Illinois
Oscar Tiberend said : Guest Report Jun 26, 2022 at 7:09 PM

He was great teammate and tough as nails

  • Shiloh
  • IL
Oscar tiberend said : Guest Report Jun 26, 2022 at 7:01 PM

He was a great teammate and tough as nails

  • Ofallon
  • Il

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