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William R. Daniels, 64

William (Bill) Russell Daniels, age 64, of New Germany, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, surrounded by his family.

On weekends, Bill could be seen leading the grandkids on King (the family pony), taking the boat out on Lake Minnetonka, flying his plane (which he bought to earn his pilot’s license at the age of 58), shooting a few hundred rounds off with his oldest son, or enjoying a ballgame at Target Field with his youngest.

He also loved his wife very much. They could be seen showing their affection towards each other often.

Bill served his country heroically, doing two tours in the Navy during the Vietnam conflict, serving aboard the USS Ranger in aviation electronics.

Bill is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sandy; two sons, Jeff (Heather), and Andy (Katie), and five grandchildren.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial took place Thursday, Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown.

There was a gathering of family and friends Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 4 to 7 p.m at the church, and continuing Thursday, 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the Mass.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home, Delano.

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