|Birth: ||Mar. 31, 1920|
|Death: ||Dec. 11, 2004|
Burton Clair Danielson, 84, of Manannah, died on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at the Paynesville Area Hospital in Minnesota.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14, at Dingmann's Eden Valley Funeral Home. Pastor Rick Koehn will officiate.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13, and one hour prior to the services on Tuesday at Dingmann's Eden Valley Funeral Home. Eden Valley American Legion Post 381 will pray at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Burton was born the son of Oscar and Mary (Stark) Danielson in Danielson Township on March 31, 1920. He grew up in Manannah where he attended grade school and later graduated from Litchfield High School in 1938. Burton also attended Mankato Business School for one year.
Burton married Arlene Mortenson in Los Angeles, Calif., in 1942. Burton and Arlene shared 62 years of marriage and were blessed with three boys. Burton worked at Lockheed Aircraft, building P38 airplanes during World War II, and he later enlisted and served two years in the U.S. Navy where he was stationed at Enawetok Island.
Burton later worked for the Manannah Creamery hauling milk and picked up eggs for the Manannah Store. He also served as Manannah Township Assessor and worked for Meeker County as a deputy assessor, retiring in 1985. Burton and Arlene owned the Manannah Hilltop Tavern for 36 years.
Burton was a proud member of the American Legion Post 381 in Eden Valley for 55 years. He loved woodworking and watching sports.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene; sons, William (Sandi) of Grove City, Richard (Phyllis) of Hutchinson; and David (Barb) of North Branch; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; a sister, Lois (Jerome) McCandless of Hutchinson; a brother, Robert of Carrollton, Mich.; and nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Mildred; and a brother, Donald.
Created by: Sandi Costa
Record added: Nov 12, 2009
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