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Emmelyn Danielson, 93

Emmelyn Margaret Danielson, 93, Rose City, passed away unexpectedly on Friday evening, January 31, 2014 at her home.

On July 9, 1920 Emmelyn was born to Otto and Emma (Christianson) Peterson at their home in Spruce Hill Township, Douglas County. She was one of 11 children born to the Petersons, who both came from large families.

On August 15, 1941 Emmelyn married Waldo Hewitt. From this union, three children were born: Daniel, Mary and Gretchen.

After her husband, Waldo, passed away, Emmelyn married Harvey Danielson on August 5, 1978. They farmed for many years near Rose City and were hosts for the annual Rose City Heritage Threshing Bee. Emmelyn was a member of the Rose City Evangelical Free Church and participated in many church activities and belonged to the quilting club.

Some of Emmelyns hobbies included singing and playing the flute, quilting, painting, ceramics and reading. She loved country life and was an excellent gardener who canned many preserves each fall. She could often be found out chopping wood beside her husband, Harvey.

She is survived by her children, Daniel (Lynn) Hewitt of Eagle Bend and Gretchen Hewitt of Abudhabi, UAE; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Noonan of Sun Lake, Arizona; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husbands, Waldo Hewitt and Harvey Danielson; a daughter, Mary L. Hewitt; sisters, Ada Johnson, Thelma Beltmann and Karin Beatty; and brothers, Hugo, George, Carl, Leonard, Norman and Albert Peterson.

Funeral services for Emmelyn will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Rose City Evangelical Free Church with the Rev. Ralph Erickson officiating. Musicians are organist Eilene Doble and soloist Gretchen Hewitt.

Burial is at the church cemetery with pallbearers John Chandler, Brian Friese, Dale Gunmundson, Bob Hudspeth, Delton Melzer, Steve Soderholm.

Arrangements are with the Lind Family Funeral Service of Parkers Prairie and Miltona.