RUSHFORD, MN - Dennis L. "Denny" Danielson, 68, of Rushford, MN died on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI.
Denny was born on September 17, 1951, in Lanesboro, MN to Hiram and Lillie (Honsey) Danielson. He was raised in Lanesboro. On August 29, 1970, Denny was united in marriage with Phyllis Hallum in Whalan, MN. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Vietnam war. In his younger years Denny was a State Champion Golden Gloves boxer. He loved spending time with family and friends, especially his grandkids Braden and Cole. He loved hunting, fishing, and following Rushford-Peterson & Minnesota Sports. He enjoyed many fun filled years of playing softball, mostly with the Farmers Insurance team, and visiting with friends at the Root River Saloon. You could always count on Denny for some good jokes and laughs!
He was a self-employed carpet layer, working primarily for Flooring America in Rushford and Minnesota City, MN.
Denny is survived by his wife, Phyllis; son, Brian (Sue) Danielson of Rushford, two grandchildren: Cole and Braden; ten siblings: Carrol (Lois) Danielson, Sharon Mickelson, Gary (Debbie) Danielson, Ronald (Sandy) Danielson, Janet (Dean) Burdick, Julie (Glen) Jensson, Helen (Miles) Edmundson, Susan (Walter) Bradley, Lorraine (Doug) Kessel & Michael Danielson; many nieces and nephews; and by his cat, Baxter.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Bradley; and sister, Mavis.
There will be a drive thru visitation on Wednesday, July 1, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Rushford Lutheran Church under the church awning. Please enter at the North entrance of the driveway and exit down the alley to the right. There will be a graveside service at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston, MN. on Thursday, July 2, at 1:00 pm.
Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford is assisting the family with arrangements.
"Phyllis & family;
The best way to describe Dennis is \"he was just a great guy\". He was easy to know and always fun to be around. Dennis did all our carpet and flooring in our new home in 1983. We always bragged about the great job he did. Yes, he will be missed. I pray that the good Lord will give each of you strength to go on and have precious memories of a great husband & father.
Rob & Bettie Lou Bunke
"Denny \"Swa\" would make us laugh til tears rolled down our cheeks. Many softball memories, travels to state high school ballgames, and hunting trips will remain in our hearts forever! Rest in peace dear friend. We love and miss you.
Rick and Barb"
"Phyllis - So sorry to hear about Denny\'s passing away. You are in my thoughts and prayers."
"Phyllis and family....I am so sorry to read of Denny?s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you."
"So sorry for your loss Phyllis, Hold on to tour memories of Dennis and know that he is always with you.?"
"Phyllis, I am so sorry for your loss. I didn\'t know Denny was even ill so I was surprised to hear of his passing. He laid carpet for us and always did a great job.You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Remember the good times. Sharon Erickson"
"Phyllis, I\'m so sorry to hear of your loss. You\'re in my thoughts and prayers. "
"Phyllis my sincere sympathies are with you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers."
"So Sorry .......... what a guy! He always had kind words and a big smile. I also remember Denny as the fun guy that liked to work hard and play hard!! He was a master at his trade and there are miles of his work everywhere you go in this area. He will be greatly missed. I pray now for a special dose of peace and comfort for you and your family."
"you and your family have our sympathies , Denny was always so pleasant to have around whenhe put the carpet in our houses. Thinking about you. Ken and Catherine
"My deepest sympathies to you, Phyllis, Brian,. and families. Blessings of courage and faith.
"Rod and I are so sorry to hear of Denny\'s passing. Just know how much we care and that his family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers.
Rod and Cindy Kessel Tucker"
"Phyllis and family-we were so very saddened to hear of Denny\'s passing. I usually saw Denny in his van with a smile on his face. I think back to the late 70\'s when Denny and Doug played softball together in Peterson-great memories! Doug and Lynn Humble"
"So sorry to hear about Denny! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family."
"So very sorry to hear this Phyllis & family...praying for strength & piece as you begin this journey. Denny put in so much flooring for us over the years, he was so good at that & just a wonderful person. He will be dearly missed.
"Condolences to you all. My family\'s heart\'s and prayers are with you all through this difficult time.
Love the Chavez family. "
"Denny will be missed by many"
"Sincere heartfelt sympathies to all the Danielson Families on the sudden loss of Denny. He was a good man....caring, sharing, fun loving, and a hard worker....up holding the Danielson tradition. We will miss his friendly smile......til we meet again. ?"
"Phyllis and family I?m so sorry for your loss Swa was the greatest friend a person could have he had the biggest heart of anyone I?ve ever meet and it will never be the same with out him I love you buddy "
"Phyllis, Brad, Brian, Sue and Cole we are so very sorry for your loss. Denny was such a good man. You are in our thoughts and prayers."
"My thoughts and prayers are with you all. "
"Phyllis & Family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you over the loss of Denny. I was so shocked, I didn\'t know he had been sick until a friend told me about an hour before we heard he had passed away. Always enjoyed Denny! Carrie"
"Phyllis and Family Members,
We extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to you and to your family members. We were saddened to learn of Denny\'s sudden and unexpected passing.
The saying goes that when we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that will watch over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you now have an angel named \"Denny\", who will lovingly watch over you.
A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us they live on.
May the Good Lord bless and comfort you and your families during this time of grief. We have you and your family members in our thoughts and prayers.
Chuck, Sharon and Paul Ehler
"My sincere sympathy Phyllis and family! Friend Nina Austin "
"Bob and I are so saddened by Denny\'s passing. We remember at my sister\'s wedding how you told us that you guys were getting married too. It was a special time being Denny and Bob were cousins and Phyllis and I were cousins. All three cousins got married the same year. Good memories for sure. Hugs Phyllis may Den rest in peace. ?"
"My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Hugs and prayers."
"Phyllis please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your lost. May God Bless and Comfort you, Jim & Lori Hoff"
"We were so very sorry to hear of Denny\'s passing. He was such a nice man. Please know that you will be in our prayers."
"I have to credit Dennis with my love for olives! Every Thanksgiving when I was little, I\'d see him eating olives & always thought they were gross, until he encouraged me to try them & I found out I loved them! I\'ll always remember that fondly :)"
"Our thoughts and prayers to you, Phyllis! We are praying for you! Denny was such a great guy. ??"
"This guy was an awesome man - always spoke to - he will be so missed .."
"Deepest sympathy - thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May all your wonderful memories give you peace."
"May the many fond memories you have help provide you with a sense of peace during this time."