Stanley John Danielson, 90, Woodstock, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Woodstock.
He was born Dec. 27, 1921, in Crawford County, Wisconsin, to John and Bessie (Sime) Danielson.
On May 13, 1945, he married his high school sweetheart, Mary June Yttri, in Chicago. They were married for 59 years.
He graduated in 1939 from Readstown High School in Wisconsin. He worked as a milkman in Woodstock before joining the Marine Corps in October 1942. He served as a technical sergeant in the Pacific.
He was devoted to his family, his faith and his friends, and enjoyed serving his community. He served for more than 30 years as volunteer for the Woodstock Fire Department and was post commander of the American Legion in 1963. He was a member of the VFW and the Loyal Order of Moose, and loved traveling and camping with the Woodstock Woodchucks camping group.
Survivors include his four children, Nancy Ann Danielson, Sheffield Lake, Ohio; John “Jack” (Nancy) Danielson, Woodstock; Janice (Roger) Gibson, Porterville, Calif.; and James Danielson, Aurora; eight grandchildren, Kathryn (Joseph) Edwards, Christopher Danielson, Robert Danielson, Roger Danielson Jr., Ryan Gibson, Stephanie (Matthew) Cerniglia, Sean Danielson and William Danielson; and a great-granddaughter, Lillian Cerniglia. He enjoyed a special relationship with his beloved friend and companion, Phyllis Feldt.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary June; a granddaughter, Amanda Gibson; brother, Kenneth Danielson; and sister, Aileen Wohlust.
Visitation was Dec. 30 at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock. A memorial service was held Dec. 31 at Grace Lutheran Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church or the Woodstock Food Pantry. For information, call the funeral home at 815-338-1710.