Daniel Ditlevson, 41, of Conger

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 6, 2005

Funeral services for Daniel J. Ditlevson, age 41, of Conger, will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at the Church of St. Theodore. The Rev. James Berning and Deacon Mike Ellis will officiate. Interment will be in the Conger Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 8:30 p.m. Visitation continues one hour prior to the services at the church on Friday.

Dan died as a result of a traffic accident on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005.

Daniel James Ditlevson was born June 25, 1964, to Arlen and Mary Jo (Perkins) Ditlevson in Albert Lea. He grew up in Conger and graduated from Alden/Conger High School in 1982. Dan worked for Farmstead from 1982 to 1989 and then attended and graduated from Riverland Community College. On Nov. 17, 1989, he was united in marriage to Guadalupe Silva in Reno, Nevada. Dan was employed at Cedar Lake Electric as a commercial construction electrician. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Conger, a former volunteer for the Conger Fire Department, and had been appointed to the Conger City Council in June of 2004 to fulfill his father’s term. Dan was a member of the Elks Lodge, an avid hunter of all game, and enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, and wrestling. He was a die-hard Minnesota &8221;Vikings&8220; fan and a season ticket holder for many years.

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Survivors include his wife, Guadalupe of Conger; step daughter, Angie and her husband Nick Clark of Albert Lea; mother, Mary Jo Ditlevson of Conger; sisters: Pam and her husband Lynn Wasmoen of Emmons, and Mary and her husband Lance Frank of Albert Lea; sister-in-law, Antonia and her husband Dave Holmquist of Minneapolis; brothers-in-law: Refugio Silva Jr. and his wife Annie of Aurora, Colo., and Jesse and his wife Deb Silva of Albert Lea; father-in-law, Refugio Silva Sr. of Albert Lea; and nieces and nephews: Erik and his wife, Melissa Wasmoen and their daughter, McKenzie, Molly Wasmoen, Patrick Frank, Libby Frank, Jessica and her husband Glenn Davis and their children, Brittney and James, Hilario Falcon, Alex and his wife Kay Falcon, Sam Silva, Josh Silva, Colton Silva, Jesse Silva Jr., Julio Silva, Maria Silva, Veronica Silva, and Felix Silva.

Dan was preceded in death by his father, Arlen; his grandparents; his mother-in-law, Alejandra Silva; and his brother-in-law, Paul Silva.