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Theresa Danelke, 87

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Theresa Amelia Danelke, 87, Parkers Prairie, died March 24, 2014.

Theresa was born August 7, 1926 in Effington Township to Anton and Margaret (Peters) Klimek. She was raised in Effington, where she attended country school.

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On December 28, 1948 Theresa was united in marriage to Ervin Danelke at Sacred Heart Church in Urbank. The couple was blessed with three children, Paulette, Beckie and Monica. They made their home in Millerville until 1965, when the family moved to Spruce Center. Later, she took a job working for the Co-op Store in Miltona. Theresa worked there for 16 years before her health forced her to retire early.

Theresa was active at her church, St. Nicholas in Belle River. She loved saying the rosary. The Minnesota Twins were her favorite team but she enjoyed all baseball. Theresa enjoyed cooking and was good at it. If you knew Theresa or had ever been to her home for a visit, you knew she loved the color orange. Most of all, Theresa loved spending time with her family; she was very proud of her children.

She is survived by her daughters, Paulette Pueringer of Shafer, Beckie Peterson of Ottawa, KS and Monica (Tony) Maleki of Sarasota, FL; grandchildren, Tim (Mitzi) Messenger of Clay Center, NE, Jim (Chris) Messenger of Clay Center, Leah (Wade) Clang of Sutton, NE; Brent Peterson of Lawrence, KS, Quentin Peterson of Ottawa, KS, Dan (Ligia) Pueringer of Duluth, Matt Pueringer of Virginia, Emily (Chris) Raisch of Minneapolis, Olivia Maleki of Sarasota, FL; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Clara Tvrdik of Alexandria and Evelyn Koep of Parkers Prairie; and many nieces and nephews.

Her husband, Ervin Danelke; brother, Peter Klimek; and sisters, Hilde Wicker, Marie Gahlon and Helen Suchy preceded Theresa in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, March 29 at 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Belle River with the Rev. Father Dave Petron as celebrant. Interment will be at St. Nicholas Catholic Cemetery. Casket bearers include Daniel Pueringer, Matthew Pueringer, Chris Raisch and Bob Koep. Honorary casket bearers include Ray and Doris Stoeck.

Visitation is Friday, March 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.

Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.

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