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Harriet Danielson

Monday, May 14, 2012

Harriet Danielson, age 96, of Albert City, died on May 5, 2012 at the Pleasant View Home in Albert City.

Funeral services were Friday, May 11, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albert City. Burial was in the Fairfield Township Cemetery in Albert City. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City was in charge of the arrangements.

Harriet Johanna Charlotte Danielson was born in Albert City to Emil Emanuel and Hulda Charlotte (Peterson) Danielson on Feb. 15, 1916. She was baptized into the Christian faith on March 19, 1916 and confirmed at the Augustana Lutheran Church on May 31, 1931, which later became Our Savior's Lutheran. She grew up in Albert City and graduated from Albert City High School. Harriet then graduated from AIB Business College in Des Moines.

Harriet suffered a serious accident with a tractor and a plow at the age 5, leaving her a partial amputee of one leg and part of her left arm and hand. Harriet never considered herself as being handicapped and most acquaintances never knew of her childhood accident. Despite this, she loved life, had an infectious smile, and enjoyed many travel adventures. She made several trips domestically and abroad, experiencing Cuba before the Castro revolution, photographing Austria and Switzerland with her tiny Minox camera, and visiting her nephew and his family during their assignment in Venezuela.

Harriet was employed as the Executive Office Manager by Superior Manufacturing in Albert City. Harriet later moved to Des Moines where she lived and worked until her return to Albert City in August, 1999. She then, lived at Pleasant View Home until her death.

Harriet was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albert City where she enjoyed singing in the choir. She was also a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Des Moines during her years there.

Harriet is survived by nieces and nephews: Judy (Don) Thomson of Golden Valley, Ariz.; Joann (Bill) Soults of Berlin, Md.; Jim (Kathy) Swanson of Cincinnati, Ohio; Kathryn (Doug) Jensen of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; Duane Danielson of Urbandale; and Elaine (Jerry) Pepping of Moline, Ill.; great nieces and nephews; other extended family, and friends.

Harriet was preceded in death by her parents; brothers and sisters-in-law Virgil and Jane Danielson and Evert and Ruby Danielson; and sister and brother- in-law Vivian and Everett Swanson.

Memorials may be given in Harriet's memory to Our Savior's Lutheran Church and the Pleasant View Home Auxiliary.