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Dorothy A. Danielson, 85

Dorothy Alice Danielson, age 85, of Dassel, died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at the Lakeside Health Care Center of Dassel.

She was born Aug. 6, 1926, in Grove City, the daughter of Oscar and Hattie (Lewerenz) Nyberg. Dorothy grew up in the Grove City area, and graduated from Grove City High School.

She was baptized and later confirmed in the Christian faith, and was an active member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel.

Dorothy was united in marriage to Lowell Danielson Oct. 9, 1946, at the First Lutheran Church of Dassel. The couple farmed, then moved into town in 1957.

In 2002, Dorothy sold her home and moved to her present residence.

Dorothy was an active volunteer at the Dassel Elementary School, were she was better known as Grandma Dorothy. She loved helping children with their daily activities. A humble women, Dorothy always found time for a young child or a kind word to a friend.

She has been an active member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church choir and the Gethsemane Lutheran Church WELCA. Dorothy will be deeply missed by her family and her many friends.

She is survived by her children, Harley Danielson of Litchfield, Craig (Joelle) Danielson of Redlands, CA, Marcie (Rick) Svare of Pelican Rapids, and Jim (Jodi) Danielson of Cokato; 10 grandchildren, Ben Danielson, Trevor Danielson, Jason Dickson, Joanna Mischke, Joe Eisenschenk, Katie Larson, Annika Johnson, Brett Danielson, Chase Danielson, and Courtney Danielson; and 10 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell; daughter, Julie; parents; siblings Adeline Danielson, Norma Guse, June Smith, Arline Mobley; and a infant brother, Myron Nyberg.

A memorial service took place Monday, March 26 at 11 a.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel with the Revs. Steven Olson and John Peterson officiating. Interment of the urn took place at the Dassel Community Cemetery.

There was a time to gather with the family Sunday evening, March 25 from 4 to 7 p.m., as well as one hour prior to the service Monday morning at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel.

The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel handled the arrangements.