Danielle Riley


Lakeview – Danielle Wesley Riley, age 20, of Six Lakes, MI, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Danielle was born October 28, 1995 in Grand Rapids, MI, the daughter of Michael Lee and Tracy Ann (VanderVeen) Riley. She was raised in Six Lakes and attended Montabella High School. Danielle loved being a part of the Montabella Cheer Team. She enjoyed reading, arts and crafts, and making jewelry. Danielle attended New Life United Methodist Church.

Danielle is survived in death by her loving parents Mike and Tracy Riley; grandparents Dan and Janice VanderVeen, and George and Evelyn Riley; aunts and uncles Lanny and Lynette VanderVeen, Troy VanderVeen, Tim and Tammy Slocum, Brian Riley and Gail Patterson; cousins Lanny and Alyson VanderVeen II, Ryan and Jill VanderVeen and Mason, Beth and Steve Spinner and Avery, Bekah Slocum; and special friends the Montabella Cheer Team.

Danielle was preceded in death by her grandmother Judy VanderVeen.

Funeral services for Danielle will be held Friday, July 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm at New Life United Methodist Church with Reverends Sue Babb and Larry Brown officiating. Visitation for Danielle will be Thursday, June 30, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Brigham Funeral Chapel in Six Lakes, MI. A luncheon at New Life United Methodist Church will follow the graveside service at Hillcrest Cemetery in Six Lakes. Memorial contributions may be made to the Family of Danielle or DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI.


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  • Kathy Skinner (Wednesday, June 29 16 10:57 pm EDT)

    Danielle you will be missed by many! I'll never forget the patience you had cutting all those thousands of mustang cut outs during our preparation for homecoming, you were a wonderful young lady and
    will be greatly missed by many people!!

  • Tracy Stratton (Wednesday, June 29 16 10:58 pm EDT)

    Such a beautiful girl. I loved visiting with Danielle when I worked at the school.She was such a pleasure to chat with and always was upbeat and smiling. Danielle will be very much missed.

  • Momma Sue (Wednesday, June 29 16 11:47 pm EDT)

    Such a beautiful soul,you have been such a fighter Dani,and I know you are Cheering your little heart out ,love you sweet girl

  • Barbara (Pung)Allen/Ogletree (Thursday, June 30 16 07:49 am EDT)

    So sorry for your loss. I didn't know her but would be totally lost if that happened to my children....NO Parent should go through this! So sad & feeling your pain :(
    Thoughts & prayers to you & your family

  • Shari Beach (Thursday, June 30 16 10:34 am EDT)

    Tracy, Mike and family. So sorry to hear of the loss of Danielle. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  • Tracy Day (Thursday, June 30 16 11:10 am EDT)

    Our hearts and prayers go out to the entire family. Danielle was an amazing young lady who will be dearly missed by everyone who had the privilege to know her. I will especially miss our Christmas
    party karaoke and dance moves. She could definitely light up a room. Lots of love to you all.

  • BJ Cogswell (Thursday, June 30 16 08:19 pm EDT)

    Dani was such a special girl who's smile brightened everyone's day. Her strength and courage was unbelievable. Her attitude towards life was like no other. May she fly high with the angels. And may
    you find peace in knowing is free. Praying for you daily

  • Grandma Maggie mom to Momma Sue (Thursday, June 30 16 08:37 pm EDT)

    Dani fought the good fight and taught us lessons we could learn from no one but her. She loved cheering and Montabella Cheer loved and embraced her back. Til we meet again, backflip and do splits to
    your heart's content, sweetie!

  • DANIELLE FERGUSON (Wednesday, July 06 16 08:15 am EDT)

    We are so sorry to learn of Danielle's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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