Daniel Wesley Chapman (August 25, 2014)

11416 PhotoSeptember 27, 1998 ~ August 25, 2014


Friday, August 29, 2014
3:00-8:00 PM
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Harlan, IA
The family will be present to greet friends from 6:00-8:00 PM at the church
A prayer service will be held at 8:00 PM at the church

Saturday, August 30, 2014
10:30 AM
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Harlan, IA
Burial will be in the Harlan Cemetery, Harlan, IA

Father – Derek (Cora) Chapman of Harlan, IA
Mother – Reneé Milsted (special friend, Wayne Schwarte) of Harlan, IA
2 Sisters – Jessika Chapman of Harlan, IA
Brittany Chapman of Harlan, IA
1 Brother – Douglas Chapman of Harlan, IA
2 Step-sisters – Samantha McCool of Harlan, IA
Victoria Chapman of Harlan, IA
1 Step-brother – Christopher Chapman of Harlan, IA
Special Friend – Cassandra Lynn Trader of Defiance, IA
Paternal Grandmothers – Gladys Chapman of Madison, WI
Joyce “MaMaw” Chapman of Turkey Creek, KY
Maternal Grandparents – Daniel (Maria) Milsted of Madison, WI
Other Relatives & Friends

Daniel Wesley Chapman, the son of Derek Daniel Chapman and Reneé Marie Milsted, was born on September 27, 1998, in Harlan, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed in the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Harlan. Danny attended Harlan Community Schools and had recently started his sophomore year at Harlan Community High School. He greatly enjoyed music and played trombone in the high school band. Danny was an active member of the Boy Scout Troop #90, Order of the Arrow. He was a fire builder in the Nani-Ba-Zhu society, and had attained the rank of Life Scout. Danny had a love of God and country, and had hoped to serve in the military.

Danny was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Harlan, where he was in the brass choir and participated in LYO (Lutheran Youth Organization). He enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially at the home acreage, and hunting, fishing, and horseback riding. Danny was a loving and caring brother to all his brothers and sisters.

Daniel W. Chapman died on Monday, August 25, 2014, at his home in Harlan, Iowa, at the age of 15 years, 10 months, and 29 days.

Danny was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Daniel “PaPaw” Chapman, and Bis-Nonna, RoseMary Caputo. He is survived by his father, Derek (Cora) Chapman of Harlan, Iowa; his mother, Reneé Milsted (special friend, Wayne Schwarte) of Harlan, Iowa; two sisters and one brother, Jessika Chapman, Brittany Chapman, and Douglas Chapman, all of Harlan, Iowa; two step-sisters and one step-brother, Samantha McCool, Victoria Chapman, and Christopher Chapman, all of Harlan, Iowa; his special friend, Cassandra Lynn Trader of Defiance, Iowa; paternal grandmothers, Gladys Chapman of Madison, Wisconsin, and Joyce “MaMaw” Chapman of Turkey Creek, Kentucky; maternal grandparents, Daniel (Maria) Milsted of Madison, Wisconsin; and other relatives and friends.

The funeral service was held on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Harlan, Iowa, with Pastor Janet Miller officiating. Steve Petty, Craig Crilly, and Steve Britt served as musicians. Casket bearers were Christopher Chapman, Douglas Chapman, Marshall Tucker, Blane Chapman, Timo Milsted, Ken Shetler, and Michael Milsted. Burial was in the Harlan Cemetery, Harlan, Iowa. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left online at www.burmeisterjohannsen.com.

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18 Responses to Daniel Wesley Chapman (August 25, 2014)

  1. Georgie Sellin says:

    Dear Renee and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You and your wonderful family are in my prayers every day. May God bless you and give you strength as you go through this difficult time. Cherish your new angel and always remember he is with you everyday…love, Georgie

  2. Debra Uchyn says:

    Derek and Renee, your family is in our prayers. Sorry for your loss you have our deepest sympathy.God bless you and your family. Mildred and Debra Uchyn

  3. Dylan Janssen says:

    Im so sorry for u Derek and renee. He meant a lot to me.

  4. Dylan says:

    I am so sad right now for Daniel he was a really good friend and good man i hope he is up in heaven. I had really good times with him. He even toke me fishing one day and toke me boating and swimming. I love u as a friend Daniel. I wish we had more time together i miss u.

  5. Kenny, Teresa, Tiffany, Tyler Thompson says:

    Renee, Derek, and family you and your family are in are thoughts and prayers. May god and family get you through the days and weeks ahead.

  6. My heart is braking for your loss. I have no words but my prayers are with you all. Only God can give peace where there is no peace. I’m so sorry!

  7. Faith Mae Anderson says:

    Daniel I love you, you were like a brother to me and I have to prepare my self for a rough road ahead but to your family you have my prayers and sympathy! I’m sorry for this tragic loss. He will be missed by many!!

  8. Michaela Koke says:

    My thoughts, prayers, and my heart goes out to all of you! I only knew Daniel because he was friends with one of my brothers and because I was friends with his sister, Jessika. I am sending out my condolences to all of you.

  9. Tricia & Bruce Pearson & Family says:

    Renee, Derek and Family: Our hearts ache for the loss of your son. Please know you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Laurie Bell says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family. Know that I will be with you in spirit during this time. I know you will be surrounded by God’s love and peace. I know God will give you the strength for the days ahead.

  11. Willcoxon Family says:

    Our deepest sympathy. Prayers to your family.

    From the Willcoxon’s

  12. Julie Ann Drake says:

    My condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts. May he rest in peace.

  13. Heather says:

    Oh, how my heart is breaking at the loss of your precious son and brother! I cannot imagine the intense and overwhelming pain you are all in. There is nothing anyone can say that can bring Danny back, or take your suffering and grief away, but know that you are all being lifted up in my prayers, now in these dark days and in the months and years to come. May he rest in peace, held in the arms of Jesus. ~Pastor Heather Ploen

  14. Tiff Stessman-Riesenberg says:

    Derek and Renee, we are so sorry for your loss. Words can not express the hurt and pain you feel, and there are no words that can take the pain away. Stay strong, pray, cry when you need to cry. Always know he will always be with you watching over you.
    In our thoughts and prayers,
    Chad and Tiffany

  15. patricia lavallee says:

    i did not know Daniel Wesley, my heart hurts for his family prays are with his family.

  16. jim & jean chapman says:

    Dear Derek & Renee, we were so saddened to hear of this terrible tradgedy. I knew Danny for A brief period of time and I felt he was A fine young man. Iam heartbroken to hear of this as he was so likeable. our prayers are with you. Jim & Jean

  17. jim & jean chapman says:

    Dear Derek and Renee, we were so saddened to hear of this terrible tragedy. I knew Danny for A brief period of time and I felt he was A fine young man. I am heart broken over this as he was so likeable. our prayers are with you. please accept our condolences. love, jim & jean

  18. Derek and family, my heart breaks for you. No parent should have to bury a child. I only met Danny once at Uncle Dan’s when Mom and I stopped to see him in Hurricane, so he must have been 10 or so. Such a lovely boy. We will keep all of you in our hearts and minds.

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