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Christopher Danielson

Christopher Alan Danielson, age 48,  of Prior Lake and formerly of New Ulm, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 23, at his residence in Prior Lake.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, at the Rock Haven Church, 1858 US HWY 212 in Granite Falls.  Visitation is one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home.  www.petersonbrothers.com
Chris was born February 7, 1972 to Patricia Lou Ulenhopp (Tesdahl) and Rollin Charles "Chuck" Danielson in Sauk Centre, MN. Chris was a fighter from day one.  As a kid, Chris was a prankster and was always playing jokes on his family just like his "Ma." He cherished his time with his grandparents at their home. His family was a huge part of his love and happiness. His deepest Earthly love was for his "Ma" and his entire family. He was the popular, skateboarder bad boy in and out of school. He loved art and was good at drawing and was an amazing writer. He attended school in the Blue Earth and Fairmont, MN area and in Iowa. As we all know, he loved to work out and looked amazing showing off his efforts. Chris loved fast, loud cars and even louder motorcycles. He was alive when he was out riding. It was his Church. He was free. He loved music and was a self-taught musician. He loved guitars and played them every chance he could. He wrote his own songs that you just knew came from his heart and his soul when he played them for you. And we cannot forget the love he had for his fur babies, Ralphie and Kira. He was so proud to be an uncle and you could see it in every bit of him.

Chris was a man of faith with a loving soul. He believed in God and recently renewed his baptismal promises of his Christian faith. His heart was huge and compassionate. He was a positive spokesman for change and during his time on Earth, he empowered others with his own story and message. He loved sharing the Lord and all that He had helped Chris through.  Chris touched many lives and will be missed by all who had the opportunity to know him.

Chris is survived by his girlfriend Kristine Schnichels, his father Chuck, grandmother Violet Danielson, brothers Robbie (Melissa) Danielson, Jeremy Danielson, sister Loni Danielson, nieces and nephews Cole, Ben, Brett, Carson, Peyton, Kayden, Danyka, Preston, and Londyn, aunts and uncles Betty (Leroy) Klante, Floyd Tesdahl Jr., Judy Ring, Connie Tesdahl, Danny (Joan) Tesdahl, Linda Pautzke, Tammy (Randall) Kragenbring, Tony (Pebbles) Danielson, Jerry Danielson, Jeff Danielson, very close cousin Missy Jahnke who was like a sister, many other cousins, also brothers and family from New Life Treatment Center and Project Turnabout.

He was preceded in death by his "Ma", Patricia, grandparents Floyd and Sadie Tesdahl and Charles Danielson, uncle Gregory Danielson and aunts Charlene Danielson, Carol Danielson and Kathy Anderson.

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I miss you Chris. Thank you for being kind to me and being a friend.

Holly simonette May 29 2021 12:00 AM

Chris the "Vanilla Gorilla" was one of the truest friends a person could have, he was a protector, a big brother, best buddy, and so much more. We kept in contact always. His smile was worth a million dollars, he always had a great story to tell me of his many adventures, we always laughed at some of the crazy things he did, he always told me I was one of his biggest fans and a true friend always there for him, as he was for me. That man had a heart of gold. He would text me or call me just to chat and to see how myself and my kids were he'd say just checking in one of my truest friends and say lady you need for anything I'm just a call or text away. I will always cherish the many memories I have of Chris all the way back to our younger years in Blue Earth. R.I.P. Vanilla Gorilla the one and only always love you dear friend always

Ramie Rademaker Mar 12 2021 12:00 AM

Thank you for sharing your memory of Chris.

Kristine Feb 1 2021 12:00 AM

Chris had the most perfect half smile smirk that Ill always remember. We had so much fun all those times I was at Missys, so many good memories to cherish. Im happy to have known him. Sending my love to Chris entire family, he was a very special soul with so many great talents.

Marsha Malo Jan 31 2021 12:00 AM

I loved everytime that Chris picked up his guitar. His feelings poured out into his music. If there wasn't a guitar to play, he felt like he was missing an arm. So when I say he wore his heart on his sleeve, you could see, feel and hear all of the emotions he was feeling. I love you Christopher Alan ! ! ! Always & Forever https://www.youtube.com/embed/aed3YetrgAo

Kristine Jan 31 2021 12:00 AM