Dorothy M. Danielson(1924 - 2014)

Dorothy M. Danielson

Des Moines

Dorothy Marie Danielson, 90, died Saturday July 19, 2014, at home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22, at Immanuel United Methodist Church in Des Moines, where the family will receive friends from 9:30-11 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery.

She was born February 23, 1924 in New Richland, Minnesota to Otto and Ellen Tenneson. Dorothy moved to Des Moines to attend Capital City Commercial College. She married Edward Danielson in 1944. Dorothy retired from Principal Financial Group/Bankers Life after 18 years of service. She enjoyed music her entire life and loved being with her family.

Dorothy's strength and optimism will be dearly missed by her four children: Eileen (Ed) Parker of Tempe, AZ, Marcia (Dean) Schoeppner of Des Moines, Neil (Nancy) Danielson of Crystal, MN, and Karen (Harry) Heiligenthal of Ames, IA; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Edward; infant son, Dale; parents; two sisters, and two brothers.

Memorials may be directed to Immanuel United Methodist Church, where she was a member, or a . Online condolences may be shared at


Funeral Home

Iles Funeral Home - Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road Des Moines, IA 50322
(515) 276-4567

Published in Des Moines Register from July 21 to July 22, 2014