Gary Victor Danielson
(December 21, 1950- August 2, 1967)
A tragic car accident took the life of Gary Danielson, 16, of Spring Valley Wisconsin last week, Wednesday night.
He was accompanied by Jack Hannack, Dennis Kado, Severe and Peter Docter and Craig Nelson, none of whom were hurt.
Gary was driving the car when it reportedly went out of control on a curve on CTH N, seven miles northeast of
Ellsworth as they were returning home from a church softball tournament in which they had participated.
The car left the road, glanced off a tree and rolled over, coming to rest on its top. The boys in the front
seat reportedly had their seat belts on and fastened.
Gary's death was attributed to severe head injuries.
Gary Victor Danielson was born to Dale and Vivian ( Berman ) Danielson, December 21, 1950 at Mineral Wells,
Texas. At the age of one month, he came with his parents to Spring Valley Wisconsin, where he lived the rest of his life.
His church membership was at the St. John's Lutheran Church, Spring Valley, where he was baptized by the Reverend
Carsten Smeby and confirmed by the Reverend David J. Campbell.
He would have been a junior in Spring Valley High School this fall. He had worked at Crystal Cave as a guide
for the past three years.
Gary's death came suddenly Wednesday evening, August 2, 1967, when the car he was driving swerved and overturned
in El Paso township.
Preceding him in death were his grandfathers, Victor Danielson and Dave Berman.
Surviving him are; his parents; two sisters, Shelley and Lisa both at home; his grandmothers, Mrs. Olga Stene,
Forest, Wisconsin, and Mrs. O.O. McCray, Graford, Texas; several aunts, uncles, cousins and other more distant relatives and
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 5, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the
Reverend Ronald Leslie officiating in absence of Reverend John Friedli. Interment was in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.
Pallbearers were; Dennis Kado, Jack Hannack, Gary Korbel, Charles Arneson, Roger Olson and Douglas Lamb. Honorary
pallbearers were; Craig Nelson, John Wenum, Peter Docter, Severe Docter, Rodney Vorlicek, Donald Fast, Bill Richardson and
Submitted by Sharon James