Daniel Jaffke

Memorial for Daniel P. Jaffke, a son, brother, and friend.

Guest Book from GH Hermann Funeral Home



My sweet baby, what am I going to do without you? How am I supposed to go on? Its been 40 weeks since you left me. I still cry every day, I always will till I see you and hold you again.


Ryan Poeppelman

I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. There are no words to express the sorrow I'm sure you are feeling in your hearts. My only hope is that your family is comforted by the many thoughts and prayers that have been offered to you. Peace and love to you and your family.

Ryan Poeppelman and family


Elizabeth Mink

Dear Tom and family,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you as you go through this difficult time. You were a great boss, and I always loved your bright spirit, Tom, and I'm sure your son was the same way. My heart breaks for you.
In deepest sympathy

Beth and Brad Mink


Janet Hutzler

Daniel was such a beautiful and talented young man. He could always bring a smile to my face whenever he was around. Daniel had such good qualities about himself. I always enjoyed sitting and talking with him. I can remember how he expressed how much he enjoyed singing and how much he enjoyed writing songs. Not only did I hear it from his mouth, but I saw it in his eyes. I can remember him telling me how much he would like for me to come and hear him sing. What such an honor. Daniel you and your music will always live within my heart. I will miss you my dear friend and I pray that there in heaven you have a new song. I love you.


karen gorman-padgett

Rest in peace.. little one..and you are so so very missed. Your mom and dad did your raising right "smiling". Just because I thought you were so cool and passionate by all your post on fb..love your Aunt karen♥ and dang it.. wish I could have talked to you more



Dianna & Family,
I am so sorry for your loss of Daniel. You and your family our in my heart and prayers. I wish you peace and comfort at this tragic time. Let his memories ease your pain. He will always be in your heart. His legacy will live on in family and friends. Love you


Brenda & Tom Holman

Our heartfelt sympathy to Daniel's family, especially his parents. We know too well the heartache and loss you are feeling. We did not have the pleasure of knowing Daniel, but he was obviously a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

02/06/2014 -

Rocky & Sherry Caudill

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I'm so sorry for your loss.


Beth Addis

You have made a lasting impact on so many, including myself. I will love you always Booney! Rest in peace with the Lord until we meet again. xoxoxo



I am so sorry for your loss donna, as well as your family. Daniel was a great man, who always was there for people and would always be able to put a smile on your face. Alhough I havent seen him in quite some time, I am still broken over his loss. He was taken much too soon, and will be remembered forever. RIP Daniel, we all love and miss you.


Julie Ritter

I wrote this the night he died:
Daniel Jaffke, I know Jesus was with you tonight as you took your last breaths. I wonder what He said to you. Did He tell you not to worry, that He would comfort your parents and all who loved you? Did He tell you how much He loved you even before you were born? Did He tell you about our Heavenly Father's home and that you would be with God tonight? Did He tell you that instead of standing on a stage in a local club singing, tonight you would be singing with His heavenly angels? Tonight you left this world too young and too tragically, but tonight you are with Jesus in heaven and I know you are singing for Him. We will see each other again in heaven, little brother


Stephanie Wood

Mary, my heart is broken for you. I lost a sister in a car accident when we were 13 and 14 and it's brutal and such a long road and there is always a hole where they belong. I would NEVER do anything to hurt you and I care deeply for you as a friend and will be sending you comforting vibes and prayers. If you need your hair done before services lmk. No charge. I just feel helpless and I have been there. I mean it. My heart hurts for your whole family. It isn't fair.


Sarah (Manning) Gregory

Daniel, I am heartbroken that you are gone way too soon. I remember you very well as a little boy. I wish I could've known you better in our adult years, but I'm very thankful and lucky to have spent a couple of family holidays with you over the last few years. I will be praying for Mary, your mom, and the rest of your family and friends during this difficult time. I will miss you. Love, Sarah


Hannah Greig

I was only blessed to work with Daniel for a short time, but it everyday we worked together was a fun day. He was always so kind to everyone he spoke to and I never saw him get upset or angry with another person. The world truly has lost someone special.


Ryan Mitchell

Gone too fast but never forgotten...


Trudy Turner

May you continue to play with the angels in heaven.


Terrie short

Daniel, though I never really knew you, you have touched my heart, I keep thinking about you and your family , how they have lost a beautiful boy. No one deserves this kind of death, God Bless your family, and may God hold you in the palm of his hand.......RIP.
Terrie Short


Patty Rogers

Daniel.You spent a lot of time with me when you were little, not so much when you got older. I want to thank you for leaving behind the most wonderful gift, that is bringing your family together again. I knew this gift was from you from the very start. Thank You. I love you, and I am so sorry that so much time was wasted that we could have been together. I will always feel bad about that. Rest in the arms of the Lord until we meet again Aunt Patty


Jessie Wilson


I give you permission to haunt me. Tell me allllll the secrets of the after life! The secret code is "banana peel." I just heard you say, "Whut?" with that half-revolted face where you have no neck...
Haha. I'll miss you dude. You were never a drag, always contemplating the vastness of life, and you always made me think twice. About everything. I love you.


Kelly Barton

WOW! It is amazing how many people you touched in your life! I will forever remember that little boy in cowboy boots who loved toting along after all his big sisters. I will cherish the camping trips, mammoth cave trips, Gatlinburg, Kings Island, and all the weekends we spent together when we were little. We may have not seen each often in our adult years but I still love you as much as I did when you were that little boy tugging his pillowcase around! I love you so much and will miss you. I will see you again someday.


Mary Manning

Daniel, I love you. You were the best brother I could ever have. We were friends. You were loved by so many people. I hope you know how much. Rest in Peace, Bubby.


Debbie Newman

I am so sorry for your tragic loss. May Daniel RIP and your family be comforted in knowing he is at peace. I pray you find comfort in the memories.


Kristin Rodriguez

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of grief. He sounds like a wonderful man who had some serious music chops. As a musician myself, I am impressed with two bands! What a tragedy his loss is to all of you. Many hugs to all who knew and loved him.

Erik and Kristin Rodriguez


Christina Wiley

Daniel I hope you are looking down and smiling at how many lives you have touched. You left a lasting impression on so many with your generosity, compassion for ppl, and musical talent. So proud of you little brother. No more biya's, only Angels. Your very missed. Love you

02/03/2014 -

Mary Waling

you will forever be in my heart. you were the light in my life. I render all of our long late night talks when I lived in California and Australia... we spent hours joking, talking about politics and how we are going to change the world. little did you know, you already were just by being yourself. rest in peace darling..


Tristan Louise

{Thank you Daniel for every kind word you ever spoke to me. Even for some things that needed to be said that maybe I didn't want to hear at the time. For our long talks some nights that would go into the morning. Every single time my heart was broken you'd always give me an ear, your time, comfort and try and help me deal if I asked that of you. Whether it was days, weeks or months since we last saw one another nothing ever changed. You were always good to me. Always constant. Always real. If feels so unreal that these next few days are happening. That you're really gone from this earth. I'll never forget your advice, your smile, your laugh or your good good heart. Too good obviously for God felt he had to bring you home way too soon. Be at peace dear friend. Keep on smiling and singing!! ❤I Love you Xo


Terri (Baker) Pratt

Tom and Donna,
I was so sorry to hear about Daniel's tragic death. My sympathy to you and the rest of your family.
Terri (friend of Karen Ford Haden)


Cheryl Niemeier

So very sorry for your loss. Such a senseless tragedy! May God hold all of his loved ones in the palm of his loving hands.

Cheryl Niemeier


Roberta C.

We all love you Daniel. You will be missed dearly. Be at peace, my friend.


monica higdon

Daniel there was so many things I would have loved to say to you and to have wrapped my arms around u one more time and to hear u say "nanny" one more time I just hope u know how much I love u and u will always b my little boone and someday we will b together again but while u r waiting on all of us going fishing with greg, let my pa tell u his stories, and talk to grandpa jim about the colts. I love u forever and always rip in peace my sweet daniel


James Goins

I remember when Daniel would come to my house in New Whiteland while My band practiced, he was always fun and even jammed with us a few times. I will always remember him as the "kid" who loved music and had one of the most infectious smiles I have ever seen.