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Delores Danielson, age 83, died on June 25, 2018 at Prairie Lakes Hospital in Watertown, SD.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at 10:30am at Zion Lutheran Church in Ortonville. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 29, from 5 to 7pm with a prayer service to follow at Zion Lutheran Church. Pastor Ailsa Odom will officiate and interment will be in Eidskog Cemetery.
Delores Alvina (Heins) Danielson was born on October 9, 1934, in Stevens County, MN, to William and Edna (Lange) Heins. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Johnson, MN. Delores attended first through sixth grades at the District 46 School in Stevens County, then went to seventh and eighth grades at Trinity Christian Day School, and graduated from Chokio High School in 1952. Delores went to work in the Credit Department at the Sears Store from 1952 to 1959 and later, was a farm wife doing many difficult tasks on the farm.
On April, 4, 1959, Delores was united in marriage with Robert Danielson and to this union, three children were born. Together, the couple made their home on a farm in Artichoke Township of Big Stone County until they moved to Ortonville in 2012. Delores and Robert enjoyed wintering in Texas from 1986 to 2013. She was a member of Eidskog Lutheran Church from 1959 until it’s closing in 2015. Delores held many different offices in the WELCA circle and was a Sunday school teacher for many years in the church. She later became a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Ortonville. Delores belonged to the Live & Learn Homemakers, was the treasurer at Big Stone County DFL for many years, and was on the Monarch Heights Board.
Left to cherish her memory are her children: Dawn (Jon) Koch of Odessa, MN, Craig (Robin) Danielson of Correll, MN, and Julie (Todd) Koosman of Chaska, MN; grandchildren: Kirstin (Josh Stock) Koch of Correll, MN, Alexis (Nate) Gleason of Owatonna, MN, Kendra Koch of Webb, IA, Brett (Lillian Nadeau) Danielson of Correll, MN, Megan Koosman of Chaska, MN, and Andrew Koosman of Chaska, MN; great-grandchild, Lillian Gleason; sister, Ardyce (John) Brethorst; sisters in law: Ruth Malkerson of Milbank, SD and Jan Danielson of Duluth, MN; several nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.
Preceding her in death are her parents and husband, Robert in 2014.