Edward "Ed" Frank Danielson

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  • Name: Edward "Ed" Frank Danielson
  • Location of Birth: Deer River, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: March 16, 1922
  • Date of Death: December 15, 1992 (70 years old)
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  • High School and Class: 1939 - Deer River High School, Deer River, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: SGT (Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch: United States Army Air Corp
  • Date Sworn In: 1942
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  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Following graduation from high school, Edward worked as a self-employed logger.

    He married Irene Rikala in 1942, and later that year joined the United States Air Force.

    Following his discharge, Edward worked many years in the iron mines in Minnesota and Wyoming.

    He returned to Minnesota in 1965 and in 1969 began employment with Blandin Paper Company where he worked until his retirement in 1990.

    Edward married Betty Lentz in November, 1991, and continued working as a self-employed logger and farmer.

    He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Deer River, Minnesota.

    Edward was fatally injured when he fell from a skidder he was driving and it ran over him in Morse Township, Itasca County, Minnesota.

    The Itasca County Sheriff said Ed Danielson, 70, received rib and shoulder injuries, along with internal injuries, in the accident. He was taken to Community Memorial Hospital in Deer River, Minnesota by Deer River Ambulance, then transferred to a Duluth hospital for treatment.

    Preceded in death by his first wife, Irene, in 1987, and a sister Agnes in 1941, surviving relatives include his wife, Betty; daughter Kathleen Hron; sons Richard, Jack, and John; stepsons Arnie Lentz, Darrel Lentz. Roger Lentz, and David Lentz; stepdaughter Phyllis Wegner; sister Katherine Miller; brothers Joseph, James, Charles, and Robert; nine grandchildren; and thirteen step-grandchildren.

    Ed died in St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minnesota and is buried in Olivet Cemetery at Morse Township, Deer River, Minnesota. (Block 33B, Lot 3, West Row, 3rd from north)

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