Daniel J. Mahon, 79

Daniel “Danny” John Mahon, age 79, of Winsted, passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday, Jan. 6 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, with Father Michael Doyle as the celebrant. The Jacobs family of Silver Lake will provide special music as a courtesy to the family. Interment will be at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

There will be visitation Sunday, Jan. 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, with a prayer service and a Knights of Columbus rosary recitation at 6 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday at the church, one hour prior to Mass.

Casket bearers will be Luke Mahon, Mike Mahon, David Newman, Tom Burns, Matt Burns, Kevin McRaith.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Pro-Life Action Ministries.

Daniel was born Nov. 15, 1940, in Watertown, the son of Peter and Cecelia (Herron) Mahon.

He graduated from Holy Trinity High School in Winsted, as a proud member of the class of 1959.

Daniel was joined in holy marriage with Monica C. Burns June 26, 1971, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown. Father Ambrose Mahon performed the marriage ceremony. The couple was blessed with two sons, Brian and David. Together, Danny and Monica were active in the pro-life movement.

Dan was formerly employed at the local cannery in Winsted as young man, then later at Dura Supreme in Howard Lake, and lastly at Building Materials, Inc. in Delano before retiring.

He was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted; as well as a member of Knights of Columbus Council 8253.

Dan was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved a good joke, and to keep tabs on the local country music scene. On any given summer weekend, he could be found cultivating his sweet corn garden.

Danny is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Monica C. Mahon; sons Brian (Karen) Mahon of Apple Valley, and David Mahon of Winsted; 11 grandchildren: Luke, Maura, Emily, Colin, Timothy, Kevin, Erin, Bridget and Kate; and Kaylee and Alijah; two great-grandchildren: Noah and Sophia; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother and sister-in-law, Eugene (Geraldine) Mahon.

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