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Dale Raymond Danielson

The funeral service for Dale Danielson, 74, of Tracy, will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 3, 2022, at Tracy Lutheran Church. Visitation will be Sunday, January 2, from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the Horvath Remembrance Center in Tracy. Visitation will continue on Monday from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Tracy Lutheran Church. Interment will follow the service at the Tracy Cemetery. Military honors provided by U.S. American Legion Post 173 of Tracy.

Dale Raymond Danielson was born on May 5, 1947, in Tyler, MN, to Raymond and Rosemary (Kathman) Danielson. He grew up in the Garvin area and was confirmed in the Lutheran faith in 1962,. Dale enlisted and served in the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Germany and Vietnam. After his honorable discharge, he returned home. On December 4, 1973, he was united in marriage to Lauretta “Gretch” Johnson. The couple made their home in Tracy. Dale was very talented. He worked for Homera, later Northstar Modular Homes. He also worked for several farmers in the area including Jim and Dale Malmberg since 2003. He enjoyed tinkering and could fix just about anything. He also enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting and fishing. Dale greatly enjoyed time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dale died on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD, after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, Lauretta “Gretch” of Tracy, children Kimberly Pedersen of Tracy, Amy Dumos of Larchwood, IA, Melissa (and Robert Jr.) Willhite of Tracy, David (and Sunshine) Pedersen of Dover, MN, April (and Jason) Lichty of Tracy, Sara Danielson of Tracy, Dale Jr. Danielson (and Miranda Harrison) of rural Westbrook, Daren Danielson of rural Slayton, 28 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, sisters Sharalyn (and William) Wood of Marshall, Dianne Sturges of Marshall, Sheila (Duane) Schmeichel of Madison, AL, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, great-grandchild Kaige Kerber and in-laws Frances and Arthur Weinberg.

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A candle was lit in memory of Dale Danielson

Glenn and Janet Manni Jan 24 2022 1:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dale Danielson

LuMarie Kral Jan 3 2022 1:44 PM

Deepest sympathy. Thoughts and prayers.

Floyd and Gail Radke Jan 2 2022 12:19 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dale Danielson

kimmy Dec 30 2021 3:41 AM

God Bless him & his family, may he rest in peace.

Carol Chall Dec 28 2021 4:17 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so very very sorry for your loss

sally reese Dec 27 2021 10:59 AM

To Dale's family I am so sorry for your lost you are in my prayers

Carol Kathman from Spencer Iowa Dec 24 2021 2:24 PM

Gretch, I'm so sorry to hear about Dale. Sending thoughts to your entire family from afar.

Valerie Sobrack Dec 23 2021 10:51 PM

So very sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you all. Love and Hugs.

Ron, Julie, Crystal, Carrie, and Anthony Dec 23 2021 10:28 PM