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In Memory of Robert D. Danielson


December 16, 1932 - September 16, 2022

Robert Danielson, age 89, a resident of Hayward, died on Friday, September 16, 2022, at Waters Edge in Hayward.

Robert was born on December 16, 1932, in Villa Park, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois to parents Axel and Clara (Steinbach) Danielson.

Robert was attending the University of Illinois when he enlisted in U.S. Army where he served honorably for 2 years during the Korean War. Before being discharged he was awarded a Good Conduct Medal. After his discharge, he became a Mechanical Engineer and raised his three daughters with his wife Carol. He enjoyed travel, scuba diving, sailing on Lake Michigan, and golf. He also had a strong faith and volunteered time at church where he taught both Sunday School and Bible Studies. He continued teaching up until 2 weeks prior to his passing.

On April 6, 1986, Robert was united in marriage to Dorothy “Sunny” Nordstrom at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Chicago. The couple became acquainted with Hayward as Dorothy’s sister and family had lived here for many years and her daughter had a second home here. The couple retired to Hayward in the mid 1990’s and their home became the destination and hub of many family trips and gatherings throughout the years. Robert volunteered at the Hayward Hospital, the Hayward Library, and the American Cancer Society Cancer Closet. After the death of his wife Dorothy in 2012, he remained at his home until 4 years ago when he moved to Waters Edge.

Robert is survived by his children: Kathleen (Mark) Kelly of Duluth, MN, Kristi (Gordon) Adell of Hayward, WI, Debra (Dennis) Danielson-Sadlicki of Bartlett, IL, Karen (Mark) Hutchison of Morton, IL, Jonathan (Catherine) Nordstrom of Santa Rosa Beach, FL, Phyllis (Raymond) Danielson Krug of Atlanta, GA, Jayson (Krystyna) of Kankakee, IL, Janette Ramirez of Chicago, IL, grandchildren: Erik, Nick, Nathan, Evan, Grant, Olivia, Kyla, Erik, Aaron, Kevin, Kensey, Karah, Johnathan, Joel, Bradley, Brianna, Jestine, Mitchell, Alexander, Caitrin, great grandchildren: Alice, Amelia, Wesson, Ava, Lily, Bryce, Kiersti, Karis, Joshua, Isiah, Marissa, Elliana, Kaden, Annie, Noah, Eli, Luke, Charlotte, Lilly, Ethan, Jonathan Jr., Claire, Joseph, and Miles.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents, and wife Dorothy.

Funeral Services for Robert Danielson will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 10:30 am, at Waters Edge in Hayward with Pastor Joel Bacon officiating. Interment will follow at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery near Spooner.

Last Update: Sep 20, 2022 3:02 pm CDT

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