Daniel Derek Chapman

Daniel Derek Chapman, age 36, a resident of Round Lake Park, passed away after a brief illness on Monday, September 24, 2018. Daniel was born on May 1, 1982 in Evanston. Daniel was the youngest of 4. From a very early age Danny was someone that people naturally engaged with. To describe the type of person that he was is easy, he was genuine and loyal to his core. He wore his heart on his sleeve and if you were lucky enough to have his love and friendship you’d have it forever. He loved fiercely and protected his tribe. He would always be there to celebrate life’s moments with those he cared for. He was funny and had a laugh that was so contagious you could not help but get all wrapped up in whatever he found funny.
Daniel is survived by his mother, Gail Chapman; step-father, Mark Chapman; siblings, Jonathan (Nancy) Perkins, Kevin Perkins and Kelly (John) Pehler; fiancé, Bree Cox; and was admired by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arthur and Marilyn Wisniewski.
A visitation is scheduled for Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 10:00am until 1:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Danny’s honor to the Boys and Girls Club of Lake County. http://www.bgclc.com/how-you-can-help/donate/
For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

5 Responses to Daniel Derek Chapman

  • Rebecca Popelka says:

    My deepest condolences to all of Danny’s loved ones! May you cherish the many memories & keep them alive in your hearts forever & remember to share all the stories with his son as he grows up. May you all find peace & love with the time & the privledge of sharied time you’ve had with him, in his short but wonderful life. May god help guide you all thru this. May you have strength & positive energy during this tragic time. My regrets as I will not be able to attend services, as I will be out of town!! Godspeed All!

  • Beth Johnson Wadzinski says:

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Dan very well, but he was always very nice to me and seemed like a wonderful guy. I’m sure he will be missed by many. Hopefully you can find some comfort in your beautiful memories of him and know you have an amazing guardian angel looking down on you all.

  • Hilary Palm says:

    Gail, Jonathan, Kelly, Kevin and Bree, My heart is broken for all of you. Danny was one of the funniest and most genuine people I knew. Take the good memories with you they will get you through each and every day. Gail, you are my second mother. I will always be here for you. Kevin, you are my best friend and you always will be. I love you. My thoughts are and prayers are with all of you every second of every day. God Bless.

  • Dawn M Valadez says:

    Brea, Donna, Johnnie, Mariah, George, Tia & William:
    No words can be said to ease your pain but know that you are loved and supported!

  • Donna says:

    Daniel you will always be a part of our family. Gail, Kevin, Kelly, and Jon, my heart and prayers are with you. Please let me know if you need anything. My family will always be grateful for the time we had with Daniel and we thank you for the incredible man you raised Gail. Bree, my daughter, All I can say is We love you and with every step you take, we will be by your side. Rest In Peace Daniel, thank you for all the love and happiness you brought to our lives.