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James C. Danielson July 8, 1923 - Jan. 26, 2009

MINNETONKA -- James C. Danielson, 85, of Minneapolis, died Jan. 26 in Minneapolis.

The service was held Jan. 30 in Minneapolis.

He was born July 8, 1923, in Willmar to Clarence and Emma (Dickson) Danielson. He grew up in Willmar and graduated from Willmar High School. He joined the Navy in 1943 and served on the destroyer USS Farrenholt as a machinist mate. He was honorably discharged in 1946 and worked in Minneapolis as a plasterer's apprentice.

He married Plyllis Larson on Dec.6, 1952. They lived in Crystal. He learned the drywall business, was self-employed and worked into his early 80s. They moved to Minnetonka in 1977. He was a member of First Covenant Church in Minneapolis and taught Sunday school, was a deacon and chairman of the deacon board, served as an elder, was a member of the Monday Morning Men's Prayer Breakfast and visited the sick and shut-ins. He served on the phone bank during the Billy Graham Crusades.

He is survived by his wife, children: Mark Danielson and Julie (and James) Frey; four grandchildren; siblings: Roger (and Doreen) Danielson, Marjorie Leif and Ann (and Eldon) Johnson.