William Dennis “Bill” Danger

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William Dennis “Bill” Danger

  • Birth 25 Oct 1924 Greely, Pine County, Minnesota, USA
  • Death 29 May 2012 Cambridge, Isanti County, Minnesota, USA
  • Burial Cambridge, Isanti County, Minnesota, USA
  • Memorial ID 91304201

William "Bill" Dennis Danger died peacefully in his Cambridge home, surrounded by his family, May 29, 2012, at 8:30 pm, after a five year heart and lung condition. Bill was born Oct. 25, 1924, to Henry and Minnie (Peterson) Danger in Greely, MN. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers and 1 sister. He was baptized at St. John's Lutheran Church in 1925. Bill attended grade school at Greely, and graduated from Rush City High School, where he was involved in music and drama programs. After graduation in 1942, he spent a year in New York City, working at Sperry Gyroscope. While there he had a memorable time singing with the Brooklyn Male Chorus in its' Christmas Concert, which was broadcast over CBS radio. Bill married Chloe Jacques on Dec. 29, 1945, at the Quamba Baptist Church. They made their home in Braham where Bill was employed at the Braham Bank, and later at Braham Implement and Motor. Moving to Cambridge in 1950, Bill began his hardware career at Ellingson Hardware and later with Warner Hardware in Minneapolis. After moving to New Brighton, he was manager of various Warner Stores. Bill and Chloe owned and operated the Cambridge Montgomery Ward Catalog Agency in the 1970's, and Bill was a member of Cambridge Civic & Commerce. Bill had a lifelong love of music, starting in his youth and continuing up until his death. He loved dancing, fishing, hunting, and reading, especially his morning newspaper. Bill and Chloe enjoyed traveling with their fifth-wheel to Texas. In his "retirement" he managed the Grandy Nine golf course. Bill gave his time to many worthy causes. Since 1950 he was a member of Cambridge Lutheran Church, where he was involved in the Befrienders Program, ushering, Loaves & Fishes, and the Prime Time Singers. He was a member of AA, and mentored others for many years. Bill was a "people person". He was always ready with a joke for whoever would listen. He loved his family and was proud of his grandchildren. He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Chloe; three children: son Greg and wife Margie of Long Prairie; son Steve and wife Joyce of New Brighton; and daughter Kris and husband Lee Parker of Cambridge; as well as 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 2, 2012, at the Cambridge Lutheran Church with Rev. David Everett officiating. The Prime Time Singers sang "How Great Thou Art" and "One Day at A Time". Wendell and Laurel Johnson sang "Day by Day", accompanied by Mary Kay O'Neill. Pallbearers were his grandchildren: Kelli Danger, Jill Overby, Lindsey Danger, Luc Parker, Rhett Danger, Tara Danger and Josh Johnson. Honorary Pallbearers were: John Laase, Ansel Points, Bud Medin, Robert Lind and Robert Larson. Interment will be held at a later date at Cambridge Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cambridge.


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  • Created by: R E Sheppard
  • Added: 3 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 91304201
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Dennis “Bill” Danger (25 Oct 1924–29 May 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 91304201, citing Cambridge Lutheran Cemetery, Cambridge, Isanti County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by R E Sheppard (contributor 46916526) .