Help Support “The Ryan Daly Memorial Fund”

On September 2nd, 2020, Ryan Daly tragically passed away at the young age of 41, leaving behind his wife, Danielle, and two children Jack and Brooke. He was an excellent husband, father, brother, son, uncle, cousin, and friend. He was a talented fisherman and home repair specialist. Ryan always loved his family and friends, his church and the outdoors. He will be greatly missed by all.

On behalf of Danielle and the kids, her siblings and close family have helped set up this page to help support them through this emotionally and financially difficult time. Ryan was the main breadwinner of their family and with his unexpected passing, the family is extremely worried about finances, as well as their emotional health. Ryan worked tirelessly for ComEd for almost 14 years and Danielle has been working as a substitute teacher in District 15 for over 4 years.

Due to these tragic events, Danielle is devoting her time to being a mother, and has had to stop substitute teaching to help her family through this trying time. Additionally, Danielle has been working to finish her graduate school this semester, so she can student teach in the spring in hopes of obtaining a teaching position in the fall. In the meantime, Danielle, Jack, and Brooke are being supported by family and friends as much as possible.

Due to this unexpectedly tragic event, Danielle and the kids are currently facing approximately 12 months without an income. Any support is greatly needed and so appreciated.. Please consider supporting Danielle, Jack and Brooke to help cover funeral expenses, mortgage, insurance, utilities, etc. while they try to get through this difficult time.

Your help and support means the world to Danielle, Jack, and Brooke. No family should ever have to go through this, especially one as young as theirs. We know with the support of family, friends, church, coworkers, and friends of friends...we will all get through this together.

Thank you and God bless, The Daly and Schmidt families

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Organizer and beneficiary

Courtney Lyjak Schmidt 
Palatine, IL
Danielle Schmidt Daly 
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