Boyd Danzeisen (1916 - 2013)

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Boyd K. Danzeisen, 97

Sauk Rapids

Sept. 14, 1916 - Dec. 29, 2013

Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 3, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids for Boyd K. Danzeisen, age 97, who passed away Sunday at Carefree Living in St. Cloud. Rev. Paul Cloeter and Rev. Harvey Ehlers will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. Thursday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Friday at the church. Sauk Rapids VFW will pray at 6:00 p.m., followed by Sauk Rapids American Legion at 6:30 p.m. and Trinity Lutheran prayers at 7:00 p.m. all Thursday night at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.

Boyd K. Danzeisen was born Sept. 14, 1916 in Herman, MN to John & Julia (Nordgren) Danzeisen. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WW II, serving in the 704th Tank Destroyer Battalion as a medic. He received the Bronze Star and later an Oak Leaf Cluster for additional acts of bravery on a field of battle fighting a foreign enemy. Boyd married Dorothy Hicks on Nov. 8, 1945 in Herman, MN. He worked as an electrician for various contractors. Boyd was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Sauk Rapids American Legion Post #254, Sauk Rapids VFW Post #6992, and IBEW Union Local #292. He enjoyed living on Little Rock Lake where he was able to fish and ice fish. He also enjoyed playing bingo, going to the casino, and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Survivors include his sons and daughter, Eugene (Carol) Danzeisen of Sauk Rapids, Rosalind (Ken) Weiler of Plymouth, Gary (Sue) Danzeisen of Minnetonka, Steven (Joanne) Danzeisen of Richmond, and Michael (Marsha) Danzeisen of St. Cloud; brother, Earl Danzeisen of Cold Spring; 14 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren.

Boyd was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothy in 1992; sisters, Lola Packard and Myrtle Holeton; brothers, Alvah, Zibe, LeRoy, Orville, John, Bobby, and Glenn Danzeisen; and granddaughter, Mary Weiler.

Special thanks to the staff and volunteers at St. Croix Hospice and Carefree Living.

Obituary, Guest Book and video tribute available online: www.williamsdingmann.com

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Williams Dingmann Funeral Homes
324 2nd Avenue South Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
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Published in the St. Cloud Times on Dec. 31, 2013
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