PRINCETON — Elmer “Phil” Danielson Jr., 71, of Princeton passed away Wednesday, June 5, in Aperion Healthcare in Princeton, after a long battle with cancer.
Elmer was born June 15, 1947, in Princeton to Elmer and Pauline (Reynolds) Danielson Sr.
He graduated from Malden High School, and had served in the U.S. Air Force. He attended Arizona State University for four years. He then became a trainer for the Oakland A’s, at which time they won their division in the 1982. He then was an over-the-road truck driver, where he was a member of the 3-million-mile safe driving club.
He is survived by his sisters, Ethel Blumhorst of Malden and Rosie Johnson of Fulton; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, LaVerne; and a niece.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in the chapel of the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home in Princeton. His family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home.