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Daniel Bodin Chilson, 23

Daniel Bodin Chilson, age 23, of Silver Lake and formerly of Winsted passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014 at his residence following a nine-year struggle with depression.

He was born June 8, 1990 in Buffalo the son of Kevin B. and Tamarah J. (Bodin) Chilson.

Daniel graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 2008. He attended St. Cloud State University for 2 1/2 years and transferred to the University of Minnesota graduating May 17, 2013 from the mortuary science program.

Daniel was a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Daniel was employed with his parents at The Chilson Holdings, LLC dba The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo & St. Michael, Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted and Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake.

Daniel especially loved his son Blake Daniel age 7.

Daniel was a very hard worker. He enjoyed, as everyone knows, mowing all the lawns at the funeral homes, hanging out with friends, working on his truck and constantly washing it.

Dan was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted.

He is survived by his much loved son, Blake Daniel Chilson; parents, Kevin and Tami Chilson of Winsted; sisters and a brother; Ruth Anne “Ruthie” Chilson of Charlotte, NC, Amelia Chilson of Elk River, Genevieve “Gen” Chilson and Dahkota “Cody” Chilson, both of Winsted, special friend: Randi Varner of Buffalo.

He is further survived by uncles and aunts: Mark and Claire Chilson of Dayton, Ohio, Robert and Janet Bodin of St. Louis Park, Alvin and Linda Bodin of Buffalo, Sharon and Allen Glessing of Waverly, Barbara and Lloyd Rassat, Duane and Donna Bodin, and Donald and Laureen Bodin all of Buffalo; a god child, Rylee Neumann, many special cousins, other relatives and many special friends.

Preceded in death by his grandparents: Robert and Beverly Chilson and Clarence and Fern Bodin; godfather, John “Jack” Bodin, and cousins, Jason Bodin and Taylor Fieber.

Funeral services for Daniel Bodin Chilson will be Monday, June 9 at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Pastor Mark Loder will officiate.

Interment will follow at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Montrose.

Organist for the funeral will be Molly Loder and soloists will be Pastor Mark Loder and their daughter Mara Loder.

A visitation was Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.

Casket bearers will be Dahkota Chilson, best brother and best friends, Darwin “Buck” DeMarais, Ashley Grubisch, Dustin Meredith, Westen Neumann, Matt Jensen, Heather Fahey and Emmett Lynch.

Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com or www.thepetersonchapel.com

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