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Robert Danielson

March 15, 1934 — November 15, 2014

Robert Danielson, age 80, of Ortonville, died Saturday, November 15, 2014, at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Eidskog Lutheran Church in Ortonville with Rev. John Ragan officiating. Burial will follow in the Eidskog Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday at Mundwiler and Larson Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the time of service at the church on Thursday.

Music will be provided by Kathy Haukos and the Weeding Sisters. Casket bearers will be Jacob Danielson Jr., Michael Danielson, J.J. Brethorst, Scot Brethorst, Nick Brandner, and Glen Danielson. Honorary bearers are Rob's grandchildren and all who called him friend.

Robert Allen Danielson was born on March 15, 1934, in Artichoke Township, Big Stone County, MN. Rob was born on the family farm, the fourth child of Andrew and Lillian (Bergman) Danielson. He was baptized and confirmed at Eidskog Lutheran Church. He attended District #42 Country School and then furthered his education, graduating from West Central School of Agriculture in Morris, MN in 1952. Rob was then drafted in the United States Army, serving from 1957-1959 until he was honorably discharged.

On April 4, 1959, Rob was united in marriage to Delores Heins at Trinity Lutheran Church in Johnson, MN. From this union, three children were born. After marriage, Rob and Delores lived and raised their family on the farm where Rob was born. He spent his entire life farming and continued to help his son Craig farm even after retirement. Rob was especially proud of the fact that he still possessed the first tractor he ever bought.

Rob enjoyed spending winters in Texas with Delores for 27 years. While in Texas, Rob took pleasure in shopping for caps to add to his collection. In his younger years, Rob enjoyed dancing with Delores, fishing, and hunting. He loved to collect old tractors, spend time with his coffee friends, talk politics, and play cards. He especially enjoyed playing games with his grandchildren and spending time with his family.

Rob was a member of Eidskog Lutheran Church in Ortonville, the Gertje VanLith American Legion #229, and the Clinton Tractor Club.

Rob died on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, having reached the age of 80.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Delores Danielson of Ortonville; children: Dawn (Jon) Koch of Odessa; Craig (Robin) Danielson of rural Correll; Julie (Todd) Koosman of Chaska; six grandchildren: Kirstin Koch (Josh Stock) of Correll; Alexis (Nathan) Gleason of Owatonna; Kendra Koch of Webb, IA; Brett Danielson of Correll; Megan Koosman of Chaska; Andrew Koosman of Chaska; sister, Ruth Malkerson of Milbank; brother, Arlo (Jan) Danielson of Duluth; sisters-in-law: Arlene Danielson of Ortonville; Jean Danielson of Ortonville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Jacob and Lornell; and brother-in-law, David Malkerson.


Mundwiler and Larson Funeral Home
401 NW 2nd Street
Ortonville, MN 56278

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Eidskog Lutheran Church
Highland Highway
Ortonville, MN 56278

Thursday, November 20, 2014
10:30 AM


Eidskog Cemetery

Ortonville, MN 56278

Thursday, November 20, 2014
11:30 AM


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