We heard of Daniel's death last Saturday night at Jake's in Monticello... the remainder of the evening tears just ran down my face, they would not stop... this news hit us very hard. What a joy and a remarkable young man he was. We only knew Daniel casually - over this summer up at Jake's. Yet his death has rocked my world... I know it must be a terrible loss for you and your family!! Please know there was something about Daniel... charismatic, loving, funny and so vibrant and alive - a great kid. He touched us, he touched our lives... and we miss him! We went up to say good-bye to Daniel this Labor Day weekend before Jake's closed for the year... we were going to have our picture taken with him and make plans to stay in touch... The week before Daniel shared pics of a black lab he had found and was so excited to give this pup a home and his love. We laughed and talked and at one point he put his arms around my husband and I's shoulders and said "
I love you guys!" What a great kid! WE have learned that Daniel made
MANY people feel as special as he made us feel. We loved him too. Please know he remains in our thoughts daily and our heart goes out to you during this time of loss.
Ruth & Mark Stevens, Monticello
Suzie, Stu, Adrienne, Gordon, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you walk this path of grief. May time help lessen your pain. We are here for all of you. Hugs and prayers.
We still have a lot of grief.
Things I remember about Daniel:
Neil (my husband) always saying what a great kid he was helping with the AV at church and getting to know him as his mentor during his church confirmation course.
Playing drums with the church youth band with my daughters Jinty and Briagha.
My daughters always telling me the silly things he would say and do.
Jinty calling him to get to the church band practices.
Helping my daughter Jinty with her high school math.
Piggy back race in a parking lot during the Myrtle Beach West Lafayette Band orchestra trip. He had a smaller girl on his back and his friend Michael Kim had another fellow on his back. I remember him smiling and running around all the time. I was a chaperone during that trip.
Offering me cash when I had trouble finding it in my purse, after the Silver Ring Thing
Rally with him and Jinty.
Daniel playing percussion at the Church Choir Cantatas even though he looked tired and practices were early.
He is in heaven now, but he will be missed. It is good to share these memories.
Just found out tonight. Devastated. No words...
Daniel was a great friend and classmate. I'm sorry for your loss.
Suzie, Stu and Family, my thoughts and prayers have been with you ever since the awful news came out. May you find God's peace as you find your future without such a wonderful son.
We so enjoyed visiting with Daniel the times he was our server at Jake's Beach House in Monticello. Chase told him I was a gardener so we had a great time discussing what varieties of tomatoes I like and websites for garden hardware.
We have been deeply saddened to hear of his untimely death and want to let you know we are thinking of his family as you mourn the loss of such a dear young man.
We wanted to let you know he touched our lives in a special, bright way.
May knowledge of the joy he shared with others comfort you as you grieve the loss of your dear one.
I just heard of your loss and was deeply saddened. My prayers will be with you and your family during this time. May you find comfort in remembering the JOY he gave you. In deepest sympathy, Scott's sister, Kathy
My heart hurts with you as you greive this loss. My prayers are with you all.
I was deeply saddened to read of the loose of your son. May you know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
In deepest sympathy,
"If only all the hands that reach could touch!" I only wish that I could have done more! I am so very sorry for your loss, you will remain in my prayers! Celebrate his life as you know that he rests in God's love!
We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for God's comfort for your hearts and strength as you face coming days.
Stu, Suzanne, Adrienne and Gordon;
The joy of Daniel will always be with you. My prayer is that you feel surrounded by God's love and ours right now. Our deepest sympathy.
So, so sorry to hear of your loss of Daniel. We will hold your family in our thought and prayers. With Deepest Sympathy,
Our prayers are with you in this time of loss. We are honored to have known Daniel. Your family is very special. God bless.
May God guide you through this difficult time. Our hearts are with you as you remember Daniel and his wonderful legacy he has left behind. Our deepest sympathy.
Please accept our deepest sympathy in the death of your son, Daniel. Our hearts are with you.
Harvie and Donna Granger
We met Daniel on Aug. 17, at Jake's. We were still there after the crowd had gone and Daniel sat/stood by the banister and talked with us (and our little dog). We were impressed with his enthusiasm and desire to decide on a career. He could have been our grandson the way we conversed. We went back to Jake's on Thursday, the29th, hoping to run into him again and they were closed. Now that we know why, our hearts are so saddened by the news. God Bless your family.
We met Daniel on Aug. 17, at Jake's. We were there after the crowd had gone and Daniel sat/stood by the banister and talked with us (and our little dog). We were so impressed with his enthusiasm, and his desire to decide what he wanted his career to be. He could have been our own grandson the way we conversed. What a delightful young man. We went to Jake's again on Thursday this week hoping to run into him again, but they were closed. Now that we know why, our hearts are so saddened. God Bless you, his family.
My heart breaks for you, the loss of a child cuts very deep. I remember Daniel as a little boy coming to the softball games, and thinking he was the cutest little boy!!! He is an angel now and will forever be with you in heart and soul.
Our thoughts and prayers to the Kline family, We are retired, We live by Jake's Beach House. The first time we went there, was not long ago, Daniel waited on us, we had a nice conversation, and was very impressed with him. Sincere thoughts for your loss...
Sarah is a dear friend of our family & if she loved Daniel, then we are sure he was a treasure. So sorry for your loss.
So sorry to learn of the loss of your beloved son. I have a loved one who waited 11 months for a donor heart. The gift of life that Daniel made possible is humbling. Thousands die every year waiting for an organ. Thanks be to God for those who donate an organ. God's grace and peace be with you.
My condolences go to you during this time. I knew Daniel ever since I can remember: playing little league baseball, music and soccer in high school. There are certain people in this world who have the ability to light up a room and put everyone around them in a good mood- Daniel was one of those people. I will always remember the countless times he brought a smile to my face. God bless you.
I didn't know Daniel but his story is very inspiring. I can only imagine the loss felt by his loved ones, and to them I offer my deepest condolences.
When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasurer. Never knew your son but can't imagine as a parent your pain. He will be with you always. Sincere sympathy to you and your family. RIP,Daniel
Daniel and I played baseball together as kids, and I always remember his perserveriance and drive. At school he was the nicest guy i knew. alway willing to welcome someone new in his life. you want to talk about a huge heart, well Daniel had one. He was friends of many. He will forever remain in our hearts. Thoughts and prayers to the Kline family.
Dear Stu & Suzie words cannot sooth the wounded hearts that a family has when they lose anyone, especially a child. Daniel will always be with you for joys shared and times remembered cannot be taken from us. Donna and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your friend Dan Pusey
Mr. and Mrs. Kline, I am a member of the Lafayette Exchange Club. I send my condolences to you and your family members at the loss of your son. I did not know him personally, but I had seen him working at Discount Den (I go there occasionally to shop, as I am at the West Lafayette Library regularly). God bless you.
I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed Daniel's talents in the Wired Praise Band. He will be missed!
Stu, Suzie, and Adrienne, I first meet Daniel when Stu brought him to the barbershop to get his haircut, he was a very shy little guy and was not to sure about me cutting his hair. I only got to be around Daniel for those early years at the barbershop and on the baseball field. He was a joy to be around and will be sadly missed by all who new him. My heart and prayers goes out to Stu and Suzie and Adrienne.
Daniel and I were friends from high school, I work right down the street from him at Greyhouse and went to the den several times a week for the classic Den pop and every time I came in we had sweet conversations about how life has been since high school! What's new and he was ALWAYS so kind to ask me about my life! I truly will miss seeing, and talking to him on a weekly basis there! My prayers go out to the Kline Family, I cannot imagine how hard this must be for you all. He was a wonderful young man with the kindest most tender heart for everyone around him. Bless you all.
Stu and Suzie:
I am deeply saddened at the loss of your beloved son. God bless and keep you all in the palm of His hand.
I only knew Daniel through my interactions as a Purdue staff member, but I remember his smile would light up anywhere on campus...deepest sympathies to his family.
Suzie an Stu,
We are so sorry for your loss. I will always remember the little boy who learned a few sentences in portuguese so that he could play with our dog.
Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Suzie, Stu, Adrienne, Gordon and all who loved this very special young man,
John and I are so very sorry for your loss. God be praised for the semi truck driver, the police, the medical teams' expertise and care, the gift of life that Daniel made possible, and the community of those who are surrounding you with love. May you sense God's grace and peace in this very trying time and find the strength to endure a future without Daniel. Love and hugs, Gail and John Polles
Stu, Suzie and Adrienne,
I am so very very sorry to hear about Daniel please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers as your travel through this very difficult time.
Our boys, Tom and Jeff Lageveen, thought the world of Daniel. Over the years they have played soccer with him, played in the monster concert with him, and played a lot of music with him in percussion ensemble at school. Our heart goes out to you in your suffering. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you constantly since Tom told us about it. May God grant you His peace....the only peace possible at this time.
Daniel always had a positive smile, and was able to bring laughter and joy to any situation. He lit up whichever room he walked into and was a great person to meet. I was very lucky to have known him for the short time I did.
Life is fragile, and we feel the huge void that Daniel's passing has made to many. We have such fond memories of the school days shared with him when we lived in West lafayette. Embracing you with love and sympathy.
Susy and family, my heart goes out to you on your loss, God Bless
Suzie - I am so sad for you, Stu and Adrienne. If there is ANYthing I can do, please don't hesitate to let me know. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Norma and I are so sorry to learn about Daniel. Our thoughts are with you at this time.
We are so saddened by this tragic loss. A wonderful son to beautiful parents. May God Bless you with the fond memories that will live with you forever.
It is tragic that something like this can happen to such great people. I always knew Daniel to be a great person and only heard positive things regarding him from others. He will be greatly missed.
I am so very sorry for your loss... my heart is going out to you and your family. You have some wonderful memories to hold on to and cherish forever!!!