Daniel B. Edwards

Nov. 8, 1947 - April 23, 2008

Daniel B. Edwards, 60, of Rochelle, Ill., died Wednesday, April 23, 2008, in Rochelle. He was born Nov. 8, 1947, in Oconomowoc, the son of Glenn George Edwards and Mary Helen Hilmer.

He graduated from Oconomowoc High School in 1966. Daniel married Diane Edwards (nee Berg) on Oct. 28, 1971, in Okauchee. He was a former member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Okauchee. Daniel was the former president of the American Scientific Glass Blowers Association. He coached soccer and wrestling in Oconomowoc and Illinois.

Daniel is survived by his wife, Diane, and daughters, Danielle Scherf of Waukesha and Nicole (Matthew) Williams of Bloomington, Ill.; his grandchildren, Alexandria and Jaiden Scherf, and Kaitlyn Williams; his siblings, Glenn (Marge) Edwards, Jr. of Fairview Heights, Ill., Gail (Richard) Rupp of Hartford, Keith (Virginia) Edwards of Hacienda Heights, Calif., Thomas (Debbie) Edwards of Waupan and Kimberly (Steve) Jaye of Oconomowoc; his mother-in-law, Jeanne (Jerome) VanAsten of Milwaukee; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Daniel was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, and 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Wednesday, April 30, at Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 Summit Ave., Oconomowoc.

Memorials are appreciated to Northern Illinois University’s Chemistry Club, Edwards-Hyland Award, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, attn: Edwards Memorial Fund at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, 60115.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4457 or visit