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Denise Danielson

May 27, 1959 - September 12, 2019
Kalamazoo, MI



Saturday, September 21, 2019
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
5912 Venture Park
Kalamazoo, MI 49009


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1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Life Story / Obituary


Denise Lynn Danielson, 60, of Kalamazoo, Michigan passed Thursday at Rose Arbor Hospice after a fierce battle with brain cancer. Denise was born on May 27, 1959 in St. Joseph, Michigan to Charles W. Garrison and Demetra Garrison. On August 21, 2009, Denise married the love of her life, Don Danielson (her hubby bun), in Kalamazoo, MI.

Denise was an extremely happy, kind, loving, and loyal person. She touched people with her sincere kindness and genuine love for people. She loved her family and greatly enjoyed spending quality time with them. She was a caring, loving person, whose love for people was larger than life. She touched everyone who got to know her and will be dearly missed by all.

Denise retired from Portage Public Schools after 26 years as a special education paraprofessional.

Denise is survived by her loving husband of ten years, Don; and children, Lindsey and Shannon Wood of Portage, MI, Giselle (Tony) Kolenic of Gainesville, Florida, David Danielson of Irvine, California, and Derek (Libby) Danielson of Kalamazoo; grandchildren, Brelin, Madden, Qeenan, Simon, Ellie, Sylvia, and Dallas; and siblings Richard Garrison of Benton Township, Michael (Karen) Garrison and Sondra Garrison Tihista of St. Joseph; and niece Kristin (Nate) Harrington of St. Joseph, and nephews Brandon Garrison of St. Joseph and Ryan Garrison of Chicago, IL. Denise was preceded in death by her father, Charles (Mike) Garrison and her beloved grandmother, Loretta.

A big thanks to all of the wonderful caregivers who loved, supported, and cared for Denise and the family and friends during this very difficult journey. A Celebration of Life will be held on September 21, 2019 at 5912 Venture Park, Kalamazoo, MI 49009 from 1-4pm for family and friends.