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Mary Strey Danielson, 57

Mary Strey Danielson, age 57, of Dassel, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at the Cokato Manor.

She was born June 24, 1956, in Cokato, the daughter of V. E. and Irene (Martinson) Olson. Mary grew up in the Stockholm area and was baptized and confirmed at Stockholm Lutheran Church.

Mary graduated from the Dassel-Cokato High School in 1974.

She was employed at the Cokato Clinic and later, at Elite Enterprises in Cokato. She also worked as a secretary for the guidance counselor and social worker at the Dassel-Cokato High School from 1987 until 2007.

Mary was united in marriage to Steven Strey July 7, 1975, at the Stockholm Lutheran Church in Cokato. The couple made their home in Cokato.

Mary was united in marriage to Dennis Danielson Aug. 5, 1995, at his home near Dassel. They made their home in the Dassel area, where she enjoyed spending time planting, weeding, and taking care of her many flower beds around their home.

Mary loved to travel, and even traveled to France. She was a wonderful cook, and enjoyed the time that she spent with her children and her stepchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis, of Dassel; her children, Melissa Berglund of Superior, WI, and Mike Strey of Mankato, April (Christian) Wood of Greenfield, WI, and Kyle Danielson of Superior, WI; three grandchildren, Elijah, Ezra, and Caleb Wood; and siblings, Katherine (Roland) Olson-Studler of St. Paul, Paul Olson of San Diego, CA, and Dan Olson of Fairhaven, MO.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Judy Martinson.

A memorial service took place Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. at the Stockholm Lutheran Church in rural Cokato with the Rev. Mark Little officiating. There was a time to gather with family one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment of the urn was at the Stockholm Lutheran Church Cemetery following the service.

The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel handled the memorial arrangements.

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