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Danny Gordon King – Obituary

Name: Danny Gordon King

Age: 65

Born: 04-28-1954

Died: 10-20-2019

Daniel - Anderson Funeral Home, Paynesville, Minnesota

Daniel - Anderson Funeral Home, Paynesville, Minnesota

Danny King age 65, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at his home surrounded by a family who loved him more every day. 


A celebration of life visitation will be held for Danny at the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville, MN on Saturday, October 26th from 2-4 p.m.  Danny was a simple man and enjoyed the simplest things in life so we will gather to share our memories of him in the simplest of fashion.  His ashes will be spread according to his wishes at his cabin in Eden Lake, Manitoba, Canada and at his residence in the woods by his home privately by his family.


Danny was born on April 28, 1954 in St Cloud, MN to Joyce (Gordon) and Eddie King. He attended school in New London, MN. 


He married Cindy Kragenbring and to this union 2 children were born.  They later divorced.


Danny worked in the car business for 50 years when at age 15 he started jockeying cars. He loved people and people loved him.  In 2012 he started up Kings Auto outside of New London and enjoyed all his customers.  Danny was so well liked and such a kind hearted man that many of his customers became known to him as friends and family.  


Danny lived for fishing in Canada and counted down every year the days until he left.  He had a passion for being at his cabin on Eden Lake, Manitoba and spent many special trips with friends and loved ones.  He loved his country home on a dirt road with many acres where he loved to hunt (never missing a year of that or going to Canada fishing) and be in the woods just watching nature.  Danny had many pets in his life and he loved them just like family. 


Danny taught us so many things and will be dearly missed.  He was a man who would do anything for anyone, waved to everyone when he came to a stop sign, and said hello to everyone at the grocery store.  He was also fast to pull a prank the minute you weren't looking. Danny was always taking care of everything and everyone. He was sure he was going to just sneak away and head out to North Dakota and retire away from it all until he met Tonya.  He enjoyed going to Arizona with her in the wintertime and the motorcycle trips they took out West but his favorite thing to do was to load up his family and take them to Canada where they were off the grid and enjoying God's country. He was a man that never slowed down and even with a weakened heart always made sure those he loved knew he loved them. 


Danny is survived by his daughter, Julie King of Arizona; son, Joshua King of Minneapolis  (Hannah); sister, Penny (David) Kulset; his nephew, Mike (Tiffany) Kulset; his partner of many years, Tonya Meagher and her sons (whom he loved and treated as his own) Devin Meagher (Ashley) and Connor Meagher (Callie) and many other friends, relatives, and "his" dog Allie. 


He was preceded in death by his parents and many other relatives. 


Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers

Guestbook for Danny Gordon King

Rebecca DiSalvo (BeBeau)
, Friend
October 26, 2019, 5:35 pm
Danny King will always hold a special place in my heart.
Jon Wittwer
, Forever good friend
October 23, 2019, 4:18 pm
RIP my friend. I was shocked to hear of his passing. (He and I both have had heart issues, we would chat about each other's ailments.) I've purchased over 20 vehicles from Danny for myself and company I work for...Rice Home Medical. I will truly miss the man! My heart goes out to all of his family. Amen. jw
Rich Lorenz
, None
October 23, 2019, 2:39 am
I never knew the man, never met the man. But, a wonderfully composed obit An obit that makes one nearly love the man, in spite of not knowing him. Add in the nice photo, and it's truly touching.
Donald Lisa Brandon Feldewerd
, coworker at Laubachs
October 22, 2019, 10:08 pm
Julie Josh Penny and families hold on to the memories may god hold you in his arms and grant you peace at this hard time Danny will forever now be fishing and hunting and watching over you RIP Danny RIP
Richard Fry
, Friend
October 22, 2019, 9:23 pm
Thoughts and prayers are with the family. Rest easy friend. You will be missed!
Diane Kodet with Central MN Credit Union
, Business Associate
October 22, 2019, 7:04 pm
I just met with him 2 weeks ago and we talked cars, his conversation will be missed. Our condolences to the family.
Jeffrey D Johnson
, Friend
October 22, 2019, 4:30 pm
Certainly a great man that will be missed. My deepest sympathies to the family. Thanks for all the great memories. Rest in piece my friend.

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