In loving memory of

March 2, 1928 - September 8, 2020

Duane D. Danielson, 92, of Ishpeming, passed away September 8, 2020, at his home in the loving care of his family and UP Home Health & Hospice.

Duane was born March 2, 1928 in Negaunee to Carl (Albert) and Evelyn (Whitburn) Danielson.

He was a 1947 graduate of Negaunee High School.

His love of God moved him to dedication and baptism on June 10, 1951 as one of Jehovah's Witnesses.

On December 13, 1957 he married his lifelong partner, Lillian Hakala, and together they raised their three children. God and family were the most important things in his life.

Duane lived a full life and enjoyed telling stories of his adventures. He was a friend to everyone and always ready to lend a helping hand. He loved nature and being outdoors and awaited the time when he could enjoy life on the earth forever. He had much knowledge about animals, fishing, cars and life and was always willing to share that acknowledge with anyone willing to learn.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian; daughter, Debbie; two sons, David (Theresa) and Dale; a granddaughter, Kaitlyn (Alex) Feldbauer, all of Ishpeming. He is also survived and loved by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Bette Acklin and Marilou Servant; and a brother, Marvin.

You are invited to join us on Zoom or via telephone conference Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 2 pm for a memorial service with Frank Misale of Jehovah's Witnesses officiating.

Zoom meeting ID 879-308-6749, Password 54891812, set to speaker view. Teleconference Phone Number (no area code required) 464-6831, PIN 721597.

We love you and miss you.

Canale & Pennock Funeral Service in Ishpeming is assisting the family where memories may be shared


Edie Salmio wrote on Sep 13, 2020:

"Duane will be remembered for his loving, humble, helpful ways about him. His love for wife and his family. He set a fine example, you can see the same qualities in his children and that is why so many will miss him and look forward to seeing him in the resurrection! Good bye Duane, until we see you again??"

Denise LaFave wrote on Sep 12, 2020:

"Just loved that dear brother! Remember going to McCormick?s Tract with the family in the winter! Duane set the pace! Always felt welcome at their home. Always great food and coffee!! truly missed. ?Sister LaFave"

Wes and Donna Baughman wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"We were privileged to meet him and Lillian in 1969 when we were assigned as special pioneers to their congregation. It was all so new to us and they helped us in every way... especially when the car wouldn?t start due to cold or the heater was not working in the apartment. When we needed a break we could go and relax with Duane and Lillian and the family. What wonderful home cooked meals we had but the love shown us and the stories he told were great and never forgotten! We thank Jehovah He gave us Duane and his family then and we ALL thank Jehovah we will have him back soon. We send our deep affection and love to Dearest Lillian, Debbie, David and Theresa, and Dale. Wes and Donna Baughman "

Debbie Junak wrote on Sep 10, 2020:

"Mrs. Danielson, Debbie, David and Dale: we are very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Danielson! Wonderful, kind hearted.....honestly, other than my own Dad, nicest man I\'ve ever known!! We enjoyed stopping and talking with him whenever Gunner and I were walking past your house. He will be greatly missed!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Take care and God Bless!! Love, Debbie and Gunner"

Bryan Steede wrote on Sep 9, 2020:

"It would be impossible to just share one memory about Duane. Having hunted and fished with him since I was a young boy...I have a treasure trove of Memories from our adventures! His friendship and care for others will be greatly missed, but I look forward to seeing my good friend again. -Bryan Steede"