CHARLES EDWARD DANIELSON
Bella Vista, Ark.
Charles Edward Danielson, 88, of Bella Vista, Arkansas, died on June 24, 2020, at Circle of Life Hospice-Legacy Village of Bentonville, Arkansas. Charles Danielson was born October 19, 1931, in Fairfield, Iowa. He was the son of Frank Danielson and Martha Bauer Danielson.
Charles graduated from high school in Fairfield, Iowa, and graduated from the University of Iowa with a Business Degree. He returned to Fairfield and was a partner and owner of the Danielson Automobile Dealership for 40 years. He also served for 40 years in the Iowa National Guard Band. He married Connie De Hann Danielson on October 1, 1983.
Upon his retirement in 1994, he and his wife moved to Bella Vista. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bella Vista. He was also an avid golfer and musician. Charlie loved spending time on his boat, traveling near and far, and playing cards with his wife and friends.
Charles Danielson was past president of the Bella Vista Performing Art Association, past president of the Bella Vista Iowa Club, and was the leader of the Bella Vista Big Band. He was a member of the 18 Hole Golf Association in Bella Vista. Charlie was a board member of the Bella Vista Community Concert Band. The day after 9-11 he went to Frank Fletcher and announced he wanted to work for him at his Honda Dealership in Rogers. He became the oldest and longest-working person at the dealership.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Ruth; and his brother, Chester.
Charles is survived by his wife of the home; three sons, one daughter, a stepson and a stepdaughter, and nine grandchildren. Survivors are Charles Danielson Jr. and Nancy of Martha's Vineyard, Mass.; Mark Danielson and Susan Danielson of Iowa City, Iowa; Eric Danielson and Susan Danielson of Stillwater, Minnesota; Jennifer Danielson of Iowa City; Bill Fry and Trish, Lisa, and Haylee Fry of Chelan, Washington.
At the request of Charles Danielson, his body has been cremated and a private family prayer service will be held at the home with the pastor of First United Methodist Church of Bella Vista officiating. A private inurnment will be held at a later date in the Fayetteville V.A. National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church of Bella Vista, 20 Boyce Drive, Bella Vista, Arkansas 72715; to the Bella Vista Community Band (www.bellavistacommunityband.org); or Circle of Life Hospice-Legacy Village, 1201 NE Legacy Parkway, Bentonville, AR 72712.
Arrangements are by Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.funeralmation.com.