Wallace E. DanielsonWallace E. Danielson, age 91 passed away at the home of friends on July 17, 2011, near Mentor, MN.
Wallace E. Danielson
Wallace E. Danielson, age 91 passed away at the home of friends on July 17, 2011, near Mentor, MN.
Wallace Earl Danielson was born January 29, 1920, at Vang, ND, the son of Daniel and Bertha (Overaas) Danielson. He married Naomi Thrugstad on April 15, 1942 in Walhalla, ND. Wallace served in the United States Army in World War II, serving in North Africa and Italy. Following his discharge he attended Hanson's Auto School of Mechanics in Fargo and worked as a mechanic in Enderlin, ND and Mt. Vernon, SD. He later accepted a call to become a lay pastor at the Lutheran Indian Mission near Dunseith, ND, where he stayed for 12 years. He worked at a small Bible school in McIntosh, MN. His final employment prior to retirement was with a group home for people with developmental disabilities in Bagley, MN. He retired in 1989. He later accepted a call as interim lay pastor at Bethel Bible Church in Mentor, MN where he remained until shortly before his death.
He is survived by his five children: Kathleen (Stephen) Gabrielsen, Golden Valley, MN; Daniel (Debra Zanish) Danielson, Minneapolis, MN; Patricia Danielson, Grand Forks, ND; Peter (Jean Daniels) Danielson, Rochester, MN; and Naomi Danielson, Grand Forks, ND; grandchildren: Elizabeth Gabrielsen, Joseph (Heidi) Gabrielsen, Carl Danielson, Arthur Daniels, Vivek Danielson, Ben Danielson, and Tina Danielson, great grandchildren: Micah and Ada Gabrielsen; sisters: Grace Busse, Walhalla, ND; Lenora Peterson, Lois Thompson, Seattle, WA; Edna Swenson, Everett, WA; Carrol Williams, Belleview, WA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife on May 5, 2006, brothers: Orin and Norris and sisters: Irene Knutson and Florence Arneson.
Memorial services will be Monday, July 25, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Walhalla Lutheran Church, Walhalla, ND.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Interment will be at Vang Cemetery, Vang, ND.
Military rites will be provided by the Walhalla American Legion Post.
An online guestbook is available at: www.tollefsonfuneralhome.com
The Tollefson Funeral Home of Edinburg, ND is in charge of the arrangements.