Jason Lee Daniels, 46, was born on April 24, 1976 to James “Jim” and Donna (Pollock) Daniels in Neligh, NE. He passed away on February 21, 2023 at home in Hubbell, NE surrounded by his family. Jason attended grade school in Neligh, NE until 5th grade and later graduated from Bruning High School in Bruning, NE in 1994. In 2011, he graduated from Kaplan University with his Associate of Applied Science of Criminal Justice. He was part of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars for academic achievement. Life took Jason in many different directions. From being a security guard for famous concerts to ending at Beatrice Concrete as a cement truck driver. He worked at the Fairbury plant for 7 years and absolutely loved what he did and his co-workers became a part of his family.

In Jason’s free time, you could catch him hunting, fishing, playing fetch with his best pal Moose, woodworking and hanging out with friends and family. He had many different “man toys” such as his dirt bike and four-wheeler that never sat in one place for too long. Jason loved being outside and in the wilderness where there was no cell phone reception just enjoying the peace and beauty of nature. Jason was very excited to be a new grandpa in June of 2023 to unborn baby Barrett Richardson. He would talk about all the new memories he wanted to make with him and teach him all the hunting and fishing tricks that he knew. 

In June of 2022, Jason was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer with metastasis to the liver. His fight to beat the cancer was incredible. He would always say, “I will fight this cancer until I can’t fight anymore. I won’t give up.” He stuck very true to these words until God called him home on February 21, 2022. 

Jason is survived by his two daughters; Jordan (Kolton) Richardson of Greenleaf, KS and Jasmine Daniels of Hebron, NE, Mother, Donna Daniels of Bruning, NE, Siblings; Marcus (Pamela) Daniels of Mahaska, KS, Joshua Daniels of Plymouth, NE, and Jennifer Seibolt (Brian Bartels) of Fairbury, NE, Grandmother; Glenice Pollock of Oakdale, NE, Nieces; Ashley Daniels of Mahaska, KS, Destiny Daniels of Lincoln, NE, Hailey Daniels of Plymouth, NE and Nevaeh Daniels of Gun Barrel City, TX. Nephews; Jesse Daniels of Lincoln, NE, Dalton Daniels of Mahaska, KS, Christopher Daniels of Manhattan, KS, Dylan Seibolt and Brandon Seibolt both of Plymouth, NE. Aunts; Gloria Haskin of Winner, SD, Ramona Daniels of Western, NE, Jackie Doggett of Fairbury, NE. Many more cousins, family members and very good friends.

Jason is preceded in death by his Father; Jim Daniels, Grandfather; Donald Pollock, Great Grandmother and Grandfather Florence and Joe Hoyda, Grandparents; John and Velma Daniels. 

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 27, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Koch officiating. Burial services will be Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the Oakdale Cemetery in Oakdale, NE. Family will greet friends on Sunday, February 26, 2023 from 4-6 p.m. All are welcome to attend the burial on Tuesday if they choose to do so. Pallbearers are Dylan Seibolt, Brandon Seibolt, Dalton Daniels, Christopher Daniels, Jesse Daniels and Kolton Richardson. Honorary pallbearers are Marcus Daniels, Joshua Daniels, Steve Seibolt, Tyler Ellis, Dale Garvey, Alan Dux, Bill Behmerwohld and Ty Behmerwohld. Memorials will go to the family's choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home will be assisting with arrangements.