Shirley Danielson age 87 of Belview passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Parkview Home in Belview. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 30 at Rock Dell Lutheran Church in Belview. Visitation is 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday at the Redwood Valley Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial is in Rock Dell Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Rock Dell Lutheran Church or Parkview Nursing Home. Online condolences may be sent and directions to the church may be found at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.
Shirley Ione Iverson was born on September 25, 1928 in Renville County, Minnesota on the family farm to Elmer and Ella (Sander) Iverson. She was baptized and confirmed at Opdahl Church, located between Sacred Heart and Renville. Shirley grew up on the family farm, graduated from Renville High School in 1945, and went on to graduate with honors from Minneapolis Business College. She worked at various businesses in the Minneapolis area including TWA Airlines and an insurance company. She married Eldon Danielson on November 28, 1952. Eldon and Shirley farmed for many years. In addition to helping on the farm, Shirley worked at the Redwood County Land Office in Redwood Falls. Later she worked at the Belview School, GTA Elevator in Belview, and The Land magazine, a division of The Free Press, in Mankato. She was an active insurance agent for Blue Cross Blue Shield until she retired and sold her business in 2008 at the age of 80. As a hobby, Shirley taught ceramic classes and sold ceramics through the web to customers world-wide. Shirley was a tireless volunteer and promoter for Rock Dell Church and the Belview community (Belview Civic Club, Belview History Book, Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, and the Rock Dell Cemetery Log booklet). She organized the Country Show which performed at Old Sod Days and traveled to Nashville. Shirley was instrumental in establishing the Heart of the Prairie Road Race in connection with Old Sod Days.
Left to cherish and hold her memories close are her children: Brian (Krystal) Danielson of Belview, Bruce (Marsha) Danielson of Mankato, and Linda (Dick Beerling) Danielson of Mankato; grandchildren: Nathan (Jodi) Danielson of Eagan, Tyler Danielson of Denver, CO, Aaron Danielson of Mankato, Nicholas Danielson of Jackson, Andrew Danielson of St. Cloud, Trevor Danielson of Belview, Dr. Nathan (Erin Foss) Beerling of Waconia, and Alex Beerling of Rochester; great grandchildren: Asher and Ada Danielson, Jaiden Danielson, Jo Jo and Kayden Danielson, Grace and Claire Beerling; sister Eunice Pfeffer of Port Lucie, FL; and nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Eldon, her parents Elmer and Ella Iverson and siblings Elwood and Glennis.
Directions to church: Take County Road 7 north out of Belview approximately 3 miles. Turn right on 410th Street. Go 2 miles east and turn north onto the church road. (You will drive through the Donner farm place.)