December 11, 2012
Eldon Robert Danielson, age 89, of Dassel, formerly of Cokato, died Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at the Augustana Lakeside Health Care Center of Dassel. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at the Stockholm Lutheran Church in Rural Cokato with the Rev. Mark Little officiating. Interment will be held at the church cemetery following the service. A visitation will be held at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel on Friday evening from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Eldon Robert Danielson, the son of Axel and Anna (Nordstrom) Danielson was born on May 29, 1923, in Collinwood Township, Meeker County, Minnesota. Eldon grew up on the family farm and went to the Collins District School and graduated from the Dassel High School in 1940. Eldon was a lifetime member of the Stockholm Lutheran Church where he was baptized and confirmed. On October 12, 1946, Eldon was united in marriage to Lois Mae Nelson at the Litchfield Lutheran Church. Together they celebrated 66 years of marriage. Eldon and Lois Mae farmed southeast of Dassel from 1946 until 1960. In 1960, they moved to Stockholm Township where they farmed until 1977. In 1977, Eldon and Lois Mae became park managers of the Wright County Collinwood Park until 1987, when they moved to Cokato. In 2010, they moved to the Lakeside Apartments, where they have resided since. He had served on numerous boards over the years, the Stockholm Lutheran Church Board, the Stockholm Township Board, Stockholm School Board, Stockholm Creamery Board, and was an active leader in the Stockholm Lutheran Church Hi-League. Eldon was a soft spoken man who enjoyed his family. He could often be found attending his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren activities. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and card playing. He was a farmer to the heart; farming was both Eldon's profession and hobby. He would drive along the country side to see the progress from spring planting to fall harvest. Eldon was a caring husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and will be deeply missed. He is survived by his wife, Lois Mae of Dassel, children, Sherman (Yvonne) Danielson of Stillwater, Cheryl (Philip) Ragis of Eagan, Duane Danielson of Cokato, and Brian (Jody) Danielson of Cokato, 12 grandchildren, Daren Danielson, Chelon Danielson, Nathan Danielson, Aaron Danielson, Lindsay Ragis, Torrey Keith, Travis Keith, Dallas Danielson, Cassie Akerson, Melia Danielson, Ashley Toms, and Keaton Danielson, 16 great grandchildren and one sister, Arlette Johnson of Dassel and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, and three siblings, Adelaide Almgren, Donald Danielson, and Wayne Danielson.
Eldon Robert Danielson, age 89, of Dassel, formerly of Cokato, died Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at the Augustana Lakeside Health Care Center of Dassel. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at the Stockholm... View Obituary & Service Information
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