Hilton G. ‘Corky’ Danielson, 93

Hilton G. "Corky" Danielson, 93, loved the game of golf and has gone on to play the 19th hole. Corky died Nov. 29, 2010, at Cedar Bay East in West Bend, with loved ones at his side. His family cared for him 24 hours a day during his last week of life.

Corky was the son of the late Oscar and Edna Danielson. He was born in Rushford, Minn., on Aug. 27, 1918. He grew up in Clayton and was valedictorian of his high school class. He attended college in River Falls.

He married the love of his life, Lorraine Fellrath, who survives him. The marriage lasted 70 years (that is not a misprint!). He’s further survived by their four children (all born in Amery), Vicki (Terry) Tighe of West Bend, Larry (Judy) Danielson of Campbellsport, Sharon (Denny) Hoier of Hortonville and Randy Danielson of Newburg; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is his sister, Mildred Amans of Amery; his sister-in-law, Colleen Fellrath of Hudson; very special nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law; two brothers-in-law; a beloved daughter-in-law, Mary Kay Danielson; and cousins.

He was deeply devoted to his family and will be dearly missed as the patriarch of the Danielson family. Just as he loved his family, they too loved and cared for him. He was all accepting and never judgmental. We were fortunate to have shared his life and thank him for his courage and strength in adversity.

Dad was a voracious reader and had a thirst for knowledge in a wide variety of subjects. He actively played MANY and varied card games with several groups. His love of travel took him and mom to five continents, 41 countries and all 50 states. His favorite trip being time spent at a Tuscan villa with three generations of his family. He valued old and new friendships, having spent many winters in Tuczon, Ariz., with their Campbellsport friends. With grace and charm, he continued to make new friends until the end of his life at Cedar Bay East and West in West Bend.

Dad was widely respected in the Italian cheese industry. He was a valued management employee of Stella Cheese Company and Universal Foods in Clayton, Campbellsport and Milwaukee. Later he consulted for them in New York.

There will be a private memorial service at Twohig Funeral Home in Campbellsport on Saturday, Dec. 4. There will be a military graveside service in Union Cemetery, Campbellsport as he was a veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II.

If desired, memorials are greatly appreciated to Corky’s great-grandson who was recently paralyzed in a car accident. They may be sent to: Travis Jens, c/o Sharon Hoier at N3843 St. Rd 76, Hortonville, WI, 54944.

Twohig Funeral Home Campbellsport is serving the family with online guestbook and condolences at www.twohigfunerals.com.

The family hopes that you remember Corky and pass along a kindness – especially to those who are in their later years of life and may need a hug, hello or a smile today.

We give special thanks to Dr. Fabricious, Dr. Gojic and his wonderful nurse, Gail, the Cedar Crossings staff, Cedar Community Hospice and the entire staff of Cedar Bay East and West. No words can describe our gratitude to them for their compassionate care given to Dad. May God bless each and every one of them as they continue to care for the sick and the elderly.