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Arnold Danielson Nov. 30, 1924 - Jan. 23, 2009

BENSON -- Arnold Norvin Danielson, 84, of Benson died Friday at Glacial Ridge Healthcare in Glenwood.

The service will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Benson. Burial will be in Benson City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson and for one hour prior to the service at the church.

He was born Nov. 30, 1924, in Danielson Township, rural Litchfield, to Earl and Cora (Nelson) Danielson. He grew up in rural Starbuck and attended country school in Langhei Township, Pope County. He graduated from Starbuck High School in 1943, enlisted in the Army in 1944 and was honorably discharged as a sergeant in 1946. He farmed with his father and brothers in rural Starbuck and later worked for the Swift Packing Company in South St. Paul for a short time.

He married Madelyn Maanum on July 12, 1953, in rural Hancock. They farmed in Rolling Forks Township, Pope County, until 1966 when they sold their farm and moved to Benson. He worked at Dokken Machine for three years and for 20 years at Swift County Coop Oil. He retired in 1989. He also served as an auxiliary police officer in Benson for 10 years. He was a member of the Farmers Union, the VFW in Starbuck and Benson, and had served on the church council at East Zion Lutheran Church and Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife of Starbuck; children: Paul (and Cheryl) Danielson of Starbuck, John (and Bety) Danielson of Kandiyohi and Joan (and John) Wigfield of Maplewood; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; and two brothers: Raynold (and Delores) Danielson of Starbuck and Delner Danielson of Woodbury.

He was preceded in death by one brother.