Robert G. Danielson
(Bob) passed away June 2, 2017.
He was born August
8, 1932 in Clay County, South Dakota to Gust and Jennie Danielson.
He was the youngest
of four children: brother Roland (deceased) and sisters Louise and Elaine.
Bob lived in South
Dakota until 1944 when the family moved to Chesterton, IN. He graduated from
Chesterton High School and Valparaiso University.
Bob fell in love
with his friend of fourteen years, Jeanette Peterson and they married
February 4, 1956.
In June of 1957 Bob
was drafted and spent two years in the Army. He spent most of that time at
Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where he was an instructor in artillery ballistic
meteorology. After being discharged from the Army, he returned to Chesterton
where de designed and built their first home, where the son Tim was born
February 2 1963.
Bob Spent most of
his career selling steel to major manufacturing companies. In 1966, his work
took him to Chicago and family moved to Westmont, Illinois, where they lived
until retirement, when they moved to Sun City, Arizona in 1999,
Bobís church was
always important to him. He participated in youth ministry, ushering, the
church council, communion ministry, and served wherever needed.
In Sun City, he
enjoyed playing golf, volunteering at Banner Boswell Hospital, playing
bridge and taking care of his fruit trees.
Bob is survived by
hi wife Jeanette, son Tim (Athalie), granddaughters Grace and Rose, sisters
Louise Hill and Elaine Mills, sister-in-law Lorraine Isakson, and many
nieces, nephews and good friends.
Memorials may be
given to: American Lutheran Church Capital Fund, or Hospice of the Valley.