Grace L. Danielson Posted: 2019-02-09 16:18:15

Grace L. Danielson


Grace L. Danielson of Sun City, Huntley and a long-time resident of Carpentersville, Illinois died peacefully February 9, 2019.
She was born October 28, the daughter of Alma and Henry Merz. Grace was employed by the Jewel Home Shopping Co. in Barrington for 25 year before retiring. Grace enjoyed roller skating, golfing, bocce and bowling with the Sun City bowling league. Grace was a devoted Chicago Cubs fan and loved flying the Cubs W flag on her home. She enjoyed spending weekly and monthly socializing with her Sun City neighbors fondly know as the “Garage Groupies”.
She was a kind and loving person who never had a harsh word for anyone. Grace loved all animals and had many pets during her lifetime, among them her cherished Westie, Eddie. Grace was the beloved wife of Allan D. Danielson and dear mother of Joanne (Randy) Brettschneider and Cynthia McAllister.
Grace is survived by her husband, Allan Danielson, daughters, JoAnne (Randy) Brettschneider, and Cynthia McAllister, by her grandchildren, Scott DiDonna, Taryn Bird, Megan (Jared) Herbig, Jennifer Molnar and Jeremy Molnar. She is also survived by her great grandchildren, Michael and Andrea Bressler, Ethan Bird, Travis Knappenberger, Teagan Molnar, Ivy Grace Molnar and Morgan Herbig. She is survived by her two Godchildren, Valerie Hakes and Heide Benedict and by many nieces and nephews. By her stepdaughter, Diane Montgomery , step grandchildren, Stephanie (Doug) Hill, Leigh Ann (Michael) Persondek and Kimberly (Tim) Kahl,
five great stepgrandchildren, Brennan and Nolan Hill, Evelyn and Lillana Persondek and Hailey Kahl.
Grace was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, James M. McAllister, brother, Hank (Marian) Merz, sisters, Leona (John) Stene, Ruth (Irv) Dettman, Gladys (James) Freier, Mildred (Pete) Leach, Irene (Norman) Duddridge, baby Di Donna and nephew, Jimmy Freier and step daughter, Dawn Mullin.
Visitation will be on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 3:30 to 8:30pm at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley and will continue on Friday prior to the service from 10:00am -11:00am at the Trinity Lutheran Church-11008 N Church Street, Huntley, IL. Interment will follow at the East Dundee Cemetery.
For further information please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or on-line condolences may be directed to

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Taryn Bird 2019-02-09 17:53:20

To all of my family who is grieving, I love you all.

Gail Dusek 2019-02-09 18:05:03

What a blessing Grace was in the lives of so many! She will be dearly missed. Sending love and prayers to the entire family, friends and all who knew and loved her.

Wendie Coon 2019-02-09 19:03:14

Grace was beautiful on the inside and out. I'll always remember her with a smile! My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Colleen Ziolkowski 2019-02-09 22:03:28

I have known Grace for many years ,She was such a lovely person .She always had a warm smile .My deepest condolences to her Family and Friends ...

Valerie Hakes 2019-02-10 08:02:40

My wonderful ‘Everloving’ Godmother, You have been a blessing in my life, in our families life and will be missed more than I can put into words. Your remembered with smiles and laughter and as we always joked ‘redheads rock’ of which you were the absolute best❤️

Lynn Staats 2019-02-10 09:35:58

My deepest sympathy goes out to my cousins and family.... I know how much Grams meant to you I was blessed to have known her all of my life! She will be sorely missed

Lonnie Pietsch 2019-02-10 10:16:56

To a great wonderful Aunt love

Pat McNana 2019-02-10 11:31:25

I will miss my best friend. Over 25 years of friendship, Grace & I shared working together, golfing, watching our children grow up, sharing many memories of laughter, fun & tears. Always smiling, always hugs.....I will miss you Gracie ❤️ You are Amazing ! My heartfelt condolences to her family & friends.

Gene Oostdyk 2019-02-10 12:18:15

Grace will be greatly missed by all in our neighborhood. She was such a wonderful person to one and all. My deepest sympathy to Al and the rest of the family. We are here if you need anything.

Pat Schroder 2019-02-10 12:28:19

My sympathy and condolences to JoAnne, Randy, Jennifer, Jeremy and all members of the family.

Kathy & Michael Campbell 2019-02-10 12:52:14

Uncle Al, we are so sorry for your loss. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Much love, Kathy Campbell

Dick and Pat Storer 2019-02-10 14:55:39

Grace will be sincerely missed at our Garage Groupie gatherings in the summer, and our Supper Club outings in the winter. She was a wonderful neighbor and friend. May she now rest in peace. So sorry for your loss, Al, you know we are here for you.

Lynette Taylor 2019-02-10 16:04:56

Thinking of you during this difficult time.

David & Beverly Mathis 2019-02-10 21:01:37

It was a shock to hear about Grace. She always liked our Christmas lights and every year she would come across the street and tell us how much she enjoyed seeing them. We will miss her very much and if there is any thing you need, Al, please do not hesitate to call me. God bless you both for being such a nice neighbor all these years.

Christine Di Donna Bittinger 2019-02-11 01:22:09

To my niece and nephew and their family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I know how much Grams meant to you and how much you will miss her. She was a wonderful lady and I'm glad she was a part of my life as well. RIP Grace.

Ray and Kathy Battin 2019-02-11 09:05:54

We are so sorry Al for your loss. She will be missed. Loved going out to eat with you both. May God bless you and comfort you and your family

Jessica Leckie 2019-02-14 09:32:34

You will be missed Auntie Gracie! Love and hugs to all our family. We were all so blessed to have her in our lives.