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Dale Kenneth Danielson

Dale Kenneth Danielson, age 82, of Eden Valley, formerly of Dassel and Darwin, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, at the Hilltop Care Center in Watkins.

A memorial service will take place today, Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Eden Valley. Interment will occur on a later date at the All Saints Lutheran Church Cemetery in Darwin.

A time to gather with family and friends will be offered one hour prior to the service at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Eden Valley

Dale was born March 17, 1925 in Stockholm Township, Wright County, the son of Oscar L. and Ina V. (Davis) Danielson. He grew up on the family farm.

Dale was confirmed and baptized at the Stockholm Lutheran Church in rural Cokato.

He enlisted in the US Army and served his country during World War II and the Korean War.

Dale was united in marriage to Arneldia (Nellie) Blomker June 22, 1946, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church parsonage in Eden Valley. Together, they made their home in Dassel, Darwin, and since 1992, they have lived in Eden Valley.

Dale loved to work with his hands. He owned and operated the Sinclair Station in Darwin, and was a very talented auto and diesel mechanic.

He loved to go fishing, hunting, take rides through the countryside, and travel with Nellie to Florida, California, and Arizona. They also took many fishing trips to Canada.

Dale loved to have a lively conversation with family and friends. He will deeply be missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Nellie, of Eden Valley; children, Sharon (Michael) McAnnany of Sun City, Ariz., Linda (Lonnie) Venske of New Germany, Eugene Danielson of Eden Valley, and Thomas Danielson and Bill Hauge of St. Louis Park; five grandchildren, Sean McAnnany, Timothy McAnnany, Patrick McAnnany, Ryan Venske, and Kathryn MacDonald, and two great-grandchildren, Kaeli MacDonald and Alexander MacDonald.

Dale is further survived by his siblings, Joyce Isakson of Dassel, Richard (Jean) Danielson of St. Francis, Donald (Mary Ann) Danielson, and Ralph (Beverly) Danielson, all of Dassel; and sister-in-law Joyce Danielson of Dassel.

He was preceded in death by his infant son, Kevin; parents; brother Virgil Danielson; and brother-in-law Marlow Isakson.

The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel is in charge of the memorial arrangements.