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Obituary: Danielson, Virgil

Sun., June 16, 2013

DANIELSON, Virgil Virgil Melvin Danielson, 91, of LaCrosse, WA, peacefully joined his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, May 6, 2013, in Colfax, WA.

Virgil was born on Jan. 3, 1922 in Ellsworth, WI, to Adolph and Lena Danielson.

At the young age of 5 he lost his father.

At the age of 9, the family moved to Washington State.

Virgil attended school through the 8th grade.

Always telling people that he went to high school, “in the front door and out the back”.

Virgil served in the U.S. Army from 1942 until 1944, where he suffered a tragic knee injury, which got him an Honorable Discharge.

After many travels and jobs and two children later, Sherri and Larry.

Virgil met the love of his life, his soul mate, Christine Wilhelm and were later married on Dec. 11, 1958 in Napavine, WA.

While working many different jobs and living in many different towns, they settled in Spokane in 1967.

In 1980, Virgil and Chris moved to LaCrosse, WA, then to Skagit Valley area in 1987.

In 2000, Virgil and Chris moved back to LaCrosse, WA.

In 1992, Virgil was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer, which he battled bravely for 21 years.

Virgil loved to hunt and fish.

He especially loved to spend time with his family and friends.

He was proud of his children, grand- children and great-grandchildren.

He loved his family dearly.

Virgil loved life even while battling his many health problems.

Virgil loved his church family and loved listening to the GloryBand.

Virgil was a humble man who would do anything for anyone at anytime never taking anything in return.

Virgil is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Christine; one daughter and four sons; Sherri (Steve) Riddle of Chehalis, WA, Larry Danielson of Chehalis, WA, Dave Danielson of Fairfield, WA, Craig Danielson of Endicott, WA, and Rick (Karen) Danielson of Anacortes, WA.

Virgil is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 28 great-grand- children and numerous nieces and nephews and many many friends.

Virgil never met a stanger.

Virgil is preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Margaret McGovern; two bothers, Kenny and Orville and his beloved son, Scott.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Prostate Cancer Research or to Fellowship Church, 2102 E. Everette, Spokane, Wa.

99208 A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 3pm at Fellowship Church in Spokane.

Food will be provided afterwards.

We were truly blessed to have such a great man in our lives!

He will be greatly missed, but forever in our hearts.


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