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Thomas Michael Danielson

A funeral Mass for Thomas “Tom” Danielson, 79, of Garvin will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Slayton.

Thomas Michael “Tom” Danielson was born November 28, 1942, in Minneapolis, to Casper and Ethel (O’Brien) Danielson. He grew up in the Twin Cities area. On July 1, 1967, Tom was united in marriage to Ruth Schunk in Waukegan, IL, and the couple lived in Milwaukee, WI. In 1967, they moved to Denver, CO, and owned a floor covering business until 1992. At that time they moved to Oklahoma, where they owned a resort on a lake until 2005. After retiring, the couple moved to Garvin to be closer to family in Minnesota. Tom loved the outdoors, especially being on the water skiing and fishing. He also enjoyed small game hunting. He was happy-go-lucky man who loved life. Tom was a joker who enjoyed making people laugh, always with a twinkle in his eye.

Tom died on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at the Sanford Tracy Medical Center. He is survived by his wife Ruth of Garvin, as well as other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his son Troy in 1992, parents Casper and Ethel, and brother Robert.

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Dear Ruth. oh the memories of Tom throughout the years. I recall speedboats and days in the sun. I remember a family vacation and later another trip to Denver in my early adulthood.
Tom was so giving of his time. He had such a great laugh.

Rest in Peace. You will be missed by all who knew you.

Barbara Backes Jan 4 2022 12:41 PM