Joseph Danielson

PRINCETON -- Joseph Danielson, 86, of 105 N. Homer St., Princeton, died at 3:22 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.

Born Oct. 20, 1917, in Kasbeer to Hjalmer and Gerda (Olson) Danielson, he married Arvilla Nordstrom Aug. 2, 1947, in Princeton. She died May 24, 2001.

He was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Princeton, Princeton Kiwanis Club, Princeton Optimist Club, Bishop Hill Vasa Lodge 683 and Bureau County Farm Bureau. He was a Gold Coat at Perry Memorial Hospital and delivered Mobile Meals.

He had served as director of the Illinois Valley Rural Electric and Soyland Inc. and the Bureau County and Wyanet Mutual Insurance Company, and was the recipient of a governor's award by the Illinois Soil and Water Conservation District Association and the 1999 Conservation Farm Family of the Year. He was a self-employed farmer in Wyanet Township for many years. He was educated in the Kasbeer and Ohio schools.

Survivors include five children, Lawrence Danielson of San Antonio, Texas, Rosa Lea Danielson of Naperville, Stephen (Julie) Danielson of Princeton, Mary Lynn (Robert) Elliott of Sheffield and Doris Lou (Ray) Bergles of Geneseo; one sister, Inez Ackland of Kewanee; and 14 grandchildren, Lorenzo, Sean, Marcie, Janelle, Mitch and Lane Danielson, John, Kevin, Peter and Paul Elliott, and Joey, Jay, Jeni and Jaci Bergles.

Two brothers, Harry and Elmer Danielson; one sister, Elsie; and one grandson, Daniel Elliott in infancy, all preceded him in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today, Saturday, in the First Lutheran Church, Princeton, with the Rev. Jerome Diers officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.

Visitation was held Friday in the Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton.

Memorials may be directed to the First Lutheran Church of Princeton or to the donor's choice. (Bureau County Republican, Jan. 20, 2004, submitted by Janine Crandell)




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