WESLEY "WHITEY" DANIELS
1924 - 2020
BORN
1924
DIED
2020
FUNERAL HOME
Hultgren Funeral Home and Cremation Services
304 N. Main St.
Wheaton, IL
Wesley "Whitey" Daniels, age 95, beloved Dad, Granddad, and Great-grandpa, of Wheaton, IL, was born the oldest of five children in Chicago, IL to Emma (Shostrom) and Wesley Maurice Daniels. Wes was a graduate of Schurz High School, Saint Paul Bible School (Class of 1952), and Wheaton College (Class of 1966). Wesley and his wife, Joyce Dockweiler, decided before marriage in 1954 to serve God in love and obedience as missionaries overseas. His theme Scripture in Bible School was Galatians 1:15,16 " ... it pleased God ... to reveal His Son in me ... " They spent most of their lives partnering with United World Mission, living first in Congo, and then Senegal and Mali, telling people about Jesus Christ and ministering to peoples' needs in the power of the Holy Spirit. In 1986, they returned to Chicago, to care for Joy's father, Wilbur Dockweiler. They loved to go to church, and they continued to actively serve people in the Jefferson Park Chicago area. They spent a few years at Windsor retirement home, where Wesley continued to lead Bible studies as long as he was able. Wes went Home to Heaven peacefully in his sleep at his son Tim's home in Wheaton, IL on Monday, March 16, 2020. His family and friends will treasure his legacy of a life of consistent and deep trust in his Father God. Preceded in death by wife, Joy Dockweiler, sister Doris Mason, brothers, Robert and Allen, and granddaughter, Irene Kay Haque Michels. Survived by one sister, Lucyle Johnson; 6 children, Dorcas (Promod) Haque, Mark (Sharon Hall) Daniels, Beth Su (Ron) Anderson, Ruth (Jim) Thompson, Tim (Lori Marion) Daniels, and Sam (Karyn Hutchison) Daniels; 13 grandchildren, Natalie (Chad) Cochran, Jorie Jones, Kristen Daniels, Audrey Haque (Evan Lamont), Kevin Daniels, Timothy (Kristiana Griffith) Daniels, Jessie (Tristen) Davis, Naomi (Cam) Grimm, Michael Daniels, Abigail Daniels, Daniel Thompson, Emma Thompson, and Noah Daniels; great-grandchildren, Kaden Cochran, Chloe Cochran, Hunter Michels, Crew Cochran, Trevor Vincent, Danica Vincent, and Tyler Gonzalez. A graveside service will be held at Ridgewood Memorial Park in Des Plaines, IL, 60016. A Memorial Service will be held at Wheaton Bible Church, 27W500 North Ave., West Chicago, IL 60185. Please check www.hultgrenfh.com for the dates and times, which are pending due to COVID-19 Regulations. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to United World Mission, P.O. Box 602002, Charlotte, NC 28260-2002. Further information is available from Hultgren Funeral Home at 630-668-0027.



Published by Daily Herald on Mar. 22, 2020.
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We are so very thankful for your Dad's love for God and faithful service to Him and can only imagine the joy he is experiencing now around God's throne with the rest of the saints who have gone before us. We're also praying for you, his family, for God's comfort to hold you and fill up the deep loss that his Homegoing leaves for you.
With love and prayers,
Dennis and Mary Lynn (Christensen) Carlson

Mary Lynn Carlson
Friend
November 2, 2020
Gail Moody
Friend
October 11, 2020
Lovely service. Beautiful and good on so many levels. Wes left a wonderful legacy of faith to his beloved family and beyond.
Mary Alice Sicard
Friend
October 10, 2020
A life that was truly well lived! Uncle Wes was always such an encouragement to us. My heart truly resonated with the fact that no one prayed like Uncle Wes. He knew his Savior and it was so evident in his prayers. One of the last times we saw him, he asked us if we were telling people about Jesus. This has marked our ministry and given us a greater focus on what is really the most important. I loved seeing the pictures of him (and the family over the years) and hearing what each person said about Uncle Wes. I'm so glad I got to know him on this side of eternity and look forward to seeing him again. Love to each one of you as I know he leaves a big hole.
Faye Daniels
October 10, 2020
Encouraging service today. What a way to glorify God and honor your dads life ! It was a great blessing to know your folks and to know you. You’re a beautiful family who reminds me of God’s goodness & grace. Love you Anita Mack
October 10, 2020
Looking back as being a teenager, it was great being your friend, before being part of the family. I have many great memories and appreciate being part of the family.
I fondly remember church youth group picnics and fellowships. You will be remembered each time I see any of the “African” nieces and nephews as well as the extended family pictures. Although I’ve always said I will live to be 120 years old, (should the Lord tarry) I may join you sooner than later!
Your (favorite brother-in-law?) Don
Don Mason
Family
October 10, 2020
Wes has let a lasting impact in my life as my pastor in the late 70s when he served in interim in Senegal. He encouraged me to take the step of faith to enter in full time ministry. 40 years have passed, I continue to be inspired by his commitment, humilty and joy in service. He truly modeled a Christ centered life and service. Whenever my wife and I happened to be in the Chicago area we made sure to pay him a visit, the last time was on October 21st 2019. He was as sharp and joyful as always. Praising God for Wes' legacy!
Jose On
Friend
October 10, 2020
We remember the great time we had when visiting the Daniels family in 1966 in Congo. I was teacher to Mark and Dorcas and we spent Oct break going 8 hours in the dugout from Kala to their station...ministering to pygmes, etc...never forget. God bless your family in celebrating your father/ grandfather life. Roger and Sally Eales and sons Jeff and Jon (Peter wasn’t born yet)
Roger Eales
Friend
October 3, 2020
I remember Uncle Wes going back to around 1968 I believe. He and Joyce invited our family to Dongu one vacation. So, we spent an entire day in a dugout canoe, powered by an outboard motor cruising down the Ubangi River to where they were stationed, along with his children that were attending UBAC. We spent a week or two there during the UBAC vacation. What a fun trip, as we passed some hippo's and crocs on the way. Once when the engine stopped, I got worried we'd be stuck floating or paddling the rest of the way, but as was just swapping out gas tanks. He was such a nice man and very even-keeled as I recall. I grew up with his kids at UBAC, and Tim was in my same grade. Mark was at Trinity Seminary while I was at the college in the early 1980's. Sorry to hear of the loss and I extend condolences to Dorcas, Mark, Tim, Beth, Ruthy and Sam and their spouses and families during this time of loss. Truly a servant, like Christ, his whole life. I'll never forget that trip from 1968 and how fun he made it. Jeff Eales
Jeff Eales
Friend
September 30, 2020
During my high-school years, I attended the Ubangi Academy along with the Daniels children. Once it looked as if I wouldn't be able to go home to the Central African Republic for vacation as Zaire and CAR were having some sort of a conflict. When Uncle Wes learned about the problem, he volunteered to sneak me into CAR via his dugout with an outboard. To do so, he had to go a long ways out of his way. It was so gracious of him!
Kim Cone
Friend
September 30, 2020
Prayers for the Daniels families continue. A life well lived
Mary Lewis
Friend
April 11, 2020
When I think of Wes Daniels, I recall his winsome smile and joyful spirit. Wes was a committed Christian and always had a good and encouraging word. His faith has become sight. Grateful our paths crossed.
Mary Kletzing
Acquaintance
April 11, 2020
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Hultgren Family and Staff
March 22, 2020
Seeing my Great Uncle Wes at family gatherings was always a joy. He always had a gentle spirit about him, a heart that reflected trust in our Lord. May our Lord Jesus comfort you during your time of loss. Praying for God's peace upon you.
Tim Mason
Family
March 20, 2020
A life that leaves a legacy of faith and following Jesus is an example to all of us. May your memories of your father, grandfather and great-grandfather give you great comfort.
Sonnet and Jon Barr
Acquaintance
March 20, 2020
I'm so very sorry for your loss. May God grant you all grace, peace, and courage as you grieve. What a celebration we will all have when we meet in Heaven!
Laurie Loftin
Acquaintance
March 18, 2020
The effect of Wes' life will go on for generations and generations. Blessings and hugs to all the Daniels.
Mary Alice Sicard
Friend
March 17, 2020
Sam, Karyn and family. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Father. We know how much you loved him and he loved you. We pray for your comfort and peace in knowing he had a full life full of love and family. Love Bill, Laurie, Nicholas, Brittany, Emerson, Nora and Hera Anastasia.
Laurie Milbourn
Friend
March 17, 2020
My mom and I have such fond memories of your Dad, especially when your family came home from the mission field. Your family has a very special place in our lives. Our deepest condolences to the Daniels Family. We look forward to celebrating his life at his memorial service. Please let know when that will be. With Love, Ilse Cherwenka and Doris Romans
Doris Romans
Friend
March 17, 2020
Tim and the Daniels family,
Our fathers, grandfathers, and great grandfathers are such treasures. I got to know him a little bit at Windsor when my dad was there.
Rest in that reality and know that he is home!
Kerry Pfund, Wheaton 71
Kerry Pfund
Acquaintance
March 17, 2020
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