Daniel Joseph DeBruycker

December 24, 1947 - November 18, 2020

Daniel Joseph DeBruycker, 72, of North Aurora and formerly of Batavia passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  Daniel was born December 24, 1947 in St. Charles, IL the son of Joseph and Margaret (nee Becker) DeBruycker.  He was united in marriage to Bonnie Anderson February 17, 1968 in St. Charles, IL. 

Our father was many things to many people; he was our rock, inspiration and best friend.  He loved family over everything.  His passion for Star Trek, Sci-fi and his KC Chiefs was unwavering.  He could be stubborn at times, but would always listen no matter what.  He would always tell you his opinion, even if it was not what you wanted to hear, because it was what you needed to hear.  He was a natural leader, coach and role model.  He had an unmatched Christmas spirit like most have never seen and his Santa collection reflected it.  He loved a good cigar and taking a nap in the middle of the day.  He was a 2nd degree black belt in ISSHIN-RYU karate.  He will be greatly missed by all the lives he touched throughout his time here.  We will forever love him and miss him.  Love you PA! 

He is survived by his wife Bonnie; four children, Timothy (Nicole) DeBruycker, Shaun (Brigid) DeBruycker, Daniel R. (Jenna) DeBruycker, and Emily Trowbridge; ten grandchildren, Remi, Samantha, Andrew, Nicholas, Samuel, Avery, Evan, Delaney, Dane, and Dax; a brother Kent (Sandy) DeBruycker, a sister Patti (Michael) Reinke, and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother Michael DeBruycker. 

Due to COVID-19 and regulations regarding occupancy, the funeral services will be held privately with just the immediate family.

 Memorial contributions may be directed to Little Friends 140 N Wright St, Naperville, IL 60540

Guest Book

  • Herman & Kathy Kussro Condolences Bonnie and Family. Dan was such a fine gentleman. Peace to your Family......
  • RONALD S BUNCAK Dan was definitely like Santa clause around here. He always had a smile no matter what. He was a great Boss and Mentor, But most of all a great Friend. He will definitely be missed....
  • Jill Ray Bonnie and family, so very sorry to hear of Dans passing. Sending my deepest sympathies and blessings to you and your family.bepeape
  • Matthew Striedl Bonnie and family, I am deeply sorry to hear about Dan’s passing. He was a great man. He was a role model to all of us who passed through BSA Troop 12. You and your entire family are in our prayers. May God grant him eternal rest.
  • Jenni Hulsey Dan was the quintessential Santa Claus - from the twinkle in his eye, impish grin and warmest of hearts. I loved hearing the stories he would share about the grandchildren and the infamous baking of the holiday waffle cookies! My sincere condolences and prayers during these difficult times.
  • Mike Briggs Bonnie and Family, All of us at Little Friends were saddened to learn of your husband/dad/grandfather's passing. He was a good man with such a big heart to help those who couldn't always help themselves. He touched a lot of lives in a good way here at Little Friends. Please know that he will be missed and that our thoughts and prayers are with you all in the days ahead.
  • Richard and Cathy Schmitt Bonnie and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Dan's passing. He was a fine man and a good neighbor. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May God's grace give you peace and comfort now and in the days to come. Rich and Cathy