Print This Page

June 8, 1990 – Sunday, June 1, 2014

Service Information
Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, MN
Monday, June 9, 2014
1:30 P.M.

Visitation Information
Sunday, June 8th, 2014
2-8 P.M.

Daniel Bodin Chilson, age 23, of Silver Lake, Minnesota and formerly of Winsted passed away on Sunday, June 1st, 2014 at his residence following a nine year struggle with depression.

He was born on June 8, 1990 in Buffalo the son of Kevin B. and Tamarah J. (Bodin) Chilson.

Daniel graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 2008. He attended St. Cloud State University for two and a half years and transferred to The University of Minnesota graduating on May 17th, 2013 from The Mortuary Science Program. Daniel was a licensed funeral director and embalmer.

Daniel was employed with his parents at The Chilson Holdings, LLC dba The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo & St. Michael, Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted and Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake, Minnesota.

Daniel especially Loved his son Blake Daniel age 7!

Daniel was a very hard worker! He enjoyed, as everyone knows, mowing all the lawns at the funeral homes, hanging out with friends, working on his truck and constantly washing it.

Dan was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted.

Survived by his much loved son: Blake Daniel Chilson; parents: Kevin &Tami Chilson of Winsted; sisters and a brother: Ruth Anne “Ruthie” Chilson of Charlotte, North Carolina, Amelia Chilson of Elk River, Genevieve “Gen” Chilson and Dahkota “Cody” Chilson both of Winsted; special friend: Randi Varner of Buffalo; uncles and aunts: Mark &Claire Chilson of Dayton, Ohio, Robert & Janet Bodin of St. Louis Park, Alvin & Linda Bodin of Buffalo, Sharon & Allen Glessing of Waverly, Barbara & Lloyd Rassat, Duane & Donna Bodin and Donald & Laureen Bodin all of Buffalo; a god child: Rylee Neumann; many special cousins, other relatives and many special friends.

Preceded in death by his grandparents: Robert & Beverly Chilson and Clarence & Fern Bodin, godfather: John “Jack” Bodin, cousins: Jason Bodin and Taylor Fieber.

Funeral services for Daniel Bodin Chilson will be held on Monday, June 9th at 1:30 P.M. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Pastor Mark Loder will officiate.

Interment will follow at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Montrose.

Organist for the funeral will be Molly Loder and soloists will be Pastor Mark Loder and their daughter Mara Loder.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, June 8th, 2014 from 2-8 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota.

Casket Bearers will be Dahkota Chilson-Best Brother and Best Friends: Darwin “Buck” DeMarais, Ashley Grubisch, Dustin Meredith, Westen Neumann, Matt Jensen, Heather Fahey and Emmett Lynch.

68 Guestbook Entries

  1. Jenny Long

    My heart aches for you all, Kevin, Tami and Family, and his precious little son. I will always remember the many times you have helped our family out in our time of grief. Just 3 months ago when our mom, Muriel, passed. Dan was there to pick her up. Now it is my turn to help you in any way, I can! Dan was the most sweetest and polite young man with a heart of gold and his dad’s good looks. You are in my prayers forever. Love, Jenny Long

  2. Michael Thoennes

    Kevin, Tami, and family. I am so saddened by the news this day concerning Daniel. Know that you are all in my prayers.

  3. Alicia Carr

    Kevin and Tammi, I know words can not heal the grief and pain you are feeling with the sudden loss of your son Daniel. Please know that I am thinking of you and will keep your family in my prayers

  4. Kathy Burlingame

    Tammy and Kevin, So sorry to hear about your son. My heart goes out to you and I am keeping you and your famiy in my prayers as you go through the days ahead. There are no words that can take the pain away, but God will keep you in his care and give you strength. My best to you….Kathy Burlingame (I was an employee of Buffalo Floral)

  5. Jeannie and Dave Dixon

    Kevin, Tami and family,
    Our hearts go out to all of you, as we try and understand how this tragedy could have happened. Your family has been there for so many of us in the community, who have suffered loss, and only wish we could reciprocate in some way. We can only offer our love and prayers at this time. With our deepest sympathy. Jeannie and Dave Dixon and family.

  6. denice m crawford

    Kevin,Tammy,And all family
    You are in our prayers as you go through this trying time.Kevin your great and your son took after you in your profession. God be with you all at his time and getyou through the coming days Russ and denice Crawford

  7. Myron and Jeanne Krause

    Kevin,Tammy and family…You have our deepest sympathy for your loss.

  8. Joel and Marylou Swedberg

    Kevin, Tami and Family,
    Our hearts go out to you during this difficult time. Know that our prayers are with you for peace and comfort. May the peace that passes all understanding be yours.

  9. dale bjorklund

    i can’t tell you how much my mom & dad,(Bert & Evelyn) thought of Danny. i had only met him a few times. i remember when he came to parkview to pick up dad after he passed. it was alot easier on her to have him there. they both loved him, and thought the world of him. such a polite and caring young man.i want you to know how sorry i am for your loss. you will be in our thoughts and our daily prayers.

  10. Nancy Henson Schroeder

    Kevin and Tami, I don’t know any of the details of your sons death but this must be painful beyond words and I hold you all in my prayers.

  11. Deb Englund

    Kevin, Tammy, Blake and family. I had so hoped this wasn’t true; I’m sorry for your loss.

  12. Darleen & Willis Cardinal

    Dear Kevin & Tami,
    We are so saddened to learn of Dan’s passing. He was such a handsome and nice young man. We can’t even begin to put into words how our hearts ache for you. May our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, give you and your family peace and comfort.

  13. Richard Mattson

    Words will never express your loss with the loss of Daniel, prayers and Gods love for all of you, may God be with you and your memories will live on forever.

    Dick and Rene’e

  14. Janice Marschel

    Kevin & Tammy…..My deepest, heartfelt sympathy to you during these days as you walk this path ahead of you. May God be our strength and comfort as you have been to so many over the years. May He hold you close and gently as you take each step. He already has Dan in His arms!

  15. Lynnette Smith

    I am so sorry to hear of Dan’s death. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. May God give you strength and courage for the very difficult days ahead. God bless you.

  16. Darlene Bechtold

    Dear Kevin, Tami, and family,
    “Earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.” May God be with you
    as you walk the path that He has placed you on. My heart is hurting
    for you. Having someone leave before us is devastating.
    Caring love to you.

  17. Mary Jacques

    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family!! I remember years ago Daniel coming over and fishing with my Justin – maybe 1st grade? Your family will be in my prayers and if there is anything I can help with, I am here for your family!

  18. Marty & Sandy Zahler

    Kevin & Tami;
    We are deeply saddened by your loss. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts & prayers.

  19. Julie Weldele

    My very deepest condolences on the loss of your son. How very heartbreaking for you and your family. You and the staff at the funeral home were exceptional at handling our family’s deceased, especially my dear little niece, Emma Handt. We will never forget your care during that difficult time. God bless you and give you strength.

  20. Tim amd Mary Alexander

    Kevin, Tami, and Family,
    We are heartbroken over Dan’s passing. He was blessed to have both of you as his parents in this earthly life. Our family will hold Dan and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Tim, Mary, Ana, and Niko Alexander

  21. Sara & Ernest Hansen

    Kevin,Tami & Family –
    We are so sorry for your loss! We are here for you if you need anything!

    Sara & Ernest

  22. Lisa & Keith Quady

    Kevin & Tami;
    We are so sorry to hear about Dan. Love & support to your family as you have ALWAYS been so wonderful to ours!
    Love & Prayers.

  23. Carol and Tony eicher

    Kevin and Tammy; Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Daniel. It’s hard to lose a loved one so suddenly. Kevin, you were so kind to us in the passing of my brother, Gary, many years ago. I wish there was something for us to do for your family as you go through it now. God bless and keep Daniel until you can meet again.

  24. Carol Meyer

    Kevin, Tami, and family,
    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding”. In the darkest of days, God is with us to give the strength and comfort we need to face the sadness. May you feel his power and assurance, and may his love and peace be with all of you. Our sympathy, prayers, and friendship are sent to you.
    Kenny and Carol Meyer

  25. Teri Lachermeier

    Kevin so sorry about Daniel. Thinking and praying for you and your family!

  26. Becky Goerke Himmelspach

    Kevin & Tammy and Family,
    My sympathy and prayers to all of you. God give you all strength and peace. My parents have been telling us how special Danny was to them, he will be missed. God bless you all. Becky

  27. Julie Bruhn

    Kevin and Tami,
    I am so sorry for your loss. May God surround with his angels and give you peace.


  28. Roger D. Ruth

    Kevin, Tami and family: My heart is so saddened. After 31 years in this business, I’m still at a loss for words. Please know that I am here for anything that you may need. Dan was so kind to me and I so enjoyed making him laugh when he would call. As I was reminded recently, every tide ebbs and cherished memories are forever. You are all in my thoughts!

  29. Marilee Heggem

    Kevin & family,
    You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your son. You will be in my prayers in the days/weeks ahead.

  30. Carol Peterson

    Kevin and Tami and family, I am so sorry to hear the sad news of Dan’s passing. You have served the many Peterson’s over the years and have done an incredible job. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Carol Peterson

  31. Jeff & Danielle DiDonato

    Kevin, Tami & Family – Please know that we are deeply saddened by the loss of Danny. I greatly enjoyed working with him at the funeral home and will always remember his smile and willingness to help out with anything at any hour. He was a great young man!

  32. Gary and LuAnn Greninger

    Kevin and family,
    We were so saddened to hear about your son. Our prayers and thoughts will be with all of you during this time of sorrow. But do take the time to celebrate his life, it sounds like he had a very busy one, and the joy of a child.
    Take care and all of our prayers to the family.


    Gary and LuAnn Greninger

  33. Bev Dehmer

    Don and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your son Daniel. You were so good to us when we lost our son 4 years ago. We know the pain you are going through. Parents should never have to bury their children. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. May Daniel Rest in Peace. Such a sad day. Time goes so fast but the pain lasts forever. We are thinking of you.

  34. Dave and Becky Klatt

    Kevin, Tami, and Family;
    Our deepest sympathy to you all. God is there to lean on. Trust in Him.
    We have you in our prayers.
    Dave and becky

  35. Mike Toussaint

    Kevin, Tami and Family,
    I was so saddened to hear of Dan’s passing. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. If there is anything you or your family needs, please let me know.

    God Bless,

  36. Jayne Weiche


  37. Teddy and Marlene Moody

    Kevin,Tami & Family; So Sorry to hear of the loss of your son, Daniel. Our prayers are with you. Kevin, you and your staff have always been so very good to us in our time of sorrow. I wish there would be something we could do for you now. God Bless you all.
    Rest in peace, Daniel.

  38. Linda Brown Vollbrecht

    Dear Kevin, Tami & family: my thoughts are with you as you walk through this terrible tragedy of grief.. it’s difficult to understand the why of a young life, or any life, being gone too soon.. so much life ahead but can’t be seen… Daniel handled my dad’s funeral and was especially kind to our family. He was caring and had empathy for what we were going through. I was impressed that such a young man handled everything so well. Just as his dad would. By reading this guest book I hope you see how many people love and care about your family. You have taken care of us during our darkest hours. We feel as if you understand our pain and you become our family. You are in my prayers and thoughts as you face each day..sending you strength and hugs to find a way through the pain you are having.. May the memories of your beloved son bring you comfort and give you some peace.

  39. Jan Heyerdahl

    To all who loved Dan,
    May God grant you His peace and comfort in the days ahead. I Corinthians 13 “For now I see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face.” One day you will understand… May love carry you through this dark time.

  40. Bill & Natalie Davis & Family

    Dear Tami,Kevin & Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss, our hearts ache for you. May you feel the Lord beside you holding you.
    Love, The Davies

  41. Dana and Shelly Zahler

    Kevin, Tami and Family
    We are so sorry to hear about Daniel. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  42. Nila Bursheim & Joan Raisanen

    Kevin and Family-So sorry for your loss. Makes the loss even more sad for such a kind hearted helpful family. May you look to Christ for comfort at this time. Please know Joan is thinking of you and will always be thankful for you all during our moments of grief. Our sympathy to you.

  43. Sharon & Terry Uttke

    Dear Kevin, Tami & Family,
    Our Deepest Sympathy to you and your family. You have always been so kind to our family at the time of our loss. Know that we are thinking of you.

  44. Curt Taylor

    Kevin and Tami;
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Daniel. May God lift you up and hold you and your family strong. God will guide you and keep you very close to his heart. Daniel was a nice young man who had the wonderful loving support of you, his family. God has him close in heaven and will watch and care for him closely. Kind regards to your family in the days ahead.

  45. John McAlpne

    Kevin & Tami; Our Condolences Go Out To You & Your Family. We Will Never Forget The Support You Gave Us When We Lost Our Daniel. May God Be With You. John & Rita

  46. Leanne LaFave

    Kevin, Tami and family – I am so very sorry for the loss of your wonderful Dan. I had the pleasure of meeting him more than once when playing for recent funerals. Wishing you the same love and peace that Dan is enjoying in Heaven. Treasure the memories.

  47. Bob and Joan Mochinski

    Our condolences on your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

  48. Susan Fuller-Ward

    Kevin & Tami: I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son, Daniel. I remember when my son Eric passed away when he was only 21, that you were a great comfort for me. Our children are not supposed to go Home before us. May God give you the peace that surpasses all understanding. Sue

  49. Crissy oswald

    Tami and Kevin
    So deeply sorry about your loss. May God give you the strength to get through this deep sorrow. Please keep strong in your fair band remember it’s not goodbye it’s see you later. I remember Dan when he helped at my mom’s funeral with Kevin. He was sincerely nice and kind. God speed!

  50. Judy Carver

    Kevin and family, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss of your son. A parent is not supposed to go through this but it does happen. There are no words of comfort that one can express to ease your pain but call upon The Lord and he will bring you through this. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Kevin, you helped me so much when I said goodbye to my son Aaron, and to so many in my extended family that I wish there was some way to recipracate.

  51. Julie Weldele

    My family wishes to express their deepest sympathy on the death of your son. You have helped our family with so many funerals and we all so appreciate your wonderful services during those trying times. Kevin, I hope that you and your family will find the comfort and strength that you have provided to so many over the years. God bless you all.

  52. Jeanette Yankoski

    Kevin and Family; I was so sorry to hear of your loss. God Bless you and your family during this very difficult time.

  53. Harriet Splettstoeszer

    Kevin and Tami-
    My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your beloved son. My heart goes out to you. You are the kindest people who helped me through the loss of my husband. My prayers are with you, love to you all.
    Harriet Splettstoeszer

  54. Linda Glunz

    Kevin, Tami & Family
    Our prayers to you and your family as you go through this difficult time of the loss of your son Daniel. I remember his kind and comforting words to me at my Mom’s service. Kevin you were there for our family durning the darkest times of our lives when our beloved parents passed away. Your kindness will never be forgotten. May you and your family find some comfort at this time knowing so many in the community care so deeply about you. Linda & Gary Glunz

  55. Scott Michael Lachowitzer

    Dear Kevin, Tammi & Family:
    My sincerest sympathy in the passing of your son Daniel for I was saddened to hear the news of such a great young man’ life gone long before it’s time. I had the opportunity to work and get to know Dan in our work in funeral service where I seen Dan work very hard in his profession helping and serving families in a time of need. I must tell you Kevin & Tammi, Dan had a special gift in not only words but other ways too of touching the lives of so many people both in his work and personal life too. I was honored to be Dan’s friend and know he is at peace and we all will see him again someday in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Dan’s son and the rest of your family during this time where it is my prayer to God above that you find peace and healing in time. In closing I recent found a poem by an unknown author that I found where I hope you will find some comfort and joy that your son is still with you both as he is with us all now and forever. God Bless you both & your entire family.
    Scott L.
    Remember me with joy and laughter as I will remember all of you.
    For if you can only remember me with tears then don’t remember me at all.
    For if you need me, call my name and I will come and sit by your side for awhile. For it is only a little awhile that we will be apart. For when the time is right and the Almighty God calls your name. I will be waiting for you in heaven to be together forever and ever.

  56. Scott Michael Lachowitzer

    Dear Kevin, Tami & Family:
    My sincerest sympathy in the passing of your son, Dan. I was honored to have the opportunity to get to know and work with Dan in funeral service where he had touched many lives. Please know that your son is at peace and is with our Lord in heaven. May God’s hand touch you and keep you during this time.
    Scott L.

  57. Butch and Bev Bjorklund

    Kevin, Tami, and family;
    We are saddened by your loss.
    Have hope in tomorrow, have faith in the everlasting, and take comfort in the love of friends and family.
    God’s peace to all of you.
    With sympathy, love, and prayers
    Butch and Bev Bjorklund and family

  58. Betty McAlpine

    Kevin, Tami and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of the loss of your son and brother. May God keep you in his care.
    George and Betty McAlpine

  59. Sharon Schmidt

    Kevin, Tami, and family,
    I’m sure Daniel didn’t know me, but I knew who he was the first time I saw him in his official role as part of Peterson Chapel. He reminded me so of you, Kevin, in looks, professionalism, and ability. My heart hurt for you when I read of his passing. Please accept my sincere sympathy and continued prayers for all of you and your grandson, Blake.

  60. Butch and Bev Bjorklund

    Kevin, Tami, and Family,
    We are saddened by your loss of Daniel.
    Have HOPE in tomorrow, have FAITH in the everlasting, and take COMFORT in the LOVE of friends and family.
    GOD’s PEACE to ALL.
    With Sympathy Love and Prayers,
    Butch and Bev

  61. Craig and Lisa Thibodeau

    Dear Kevin and Tami; Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your beloved son. May Heavenly Father hold you in His hand. You have been so kind and selfless to so many over the years in times of sorrow. We are now all here for you! We send our love. Craig and Lisa Thibodeau and family

  62. Trudi Coleman

    Dear Kevin, Tami, Blake & family,
    My heart is breaking for you with the
    passing of your beloved son, Daniel.
    Your family has always served our community with such compassion, respect and love each time we have faced our own grief and loss throughout the years. It was always comforting to know you would be there in our time of need. Please know that we are here for you and wrap our arms around you at this most difficult time. Respectfully yours . . . On behalf of the Coleman,
    Kotila and Romero families.

  63. Doug & Teesha Lindenfelser

    Kevin and Family; We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Daniel. Words can’t describe the loss that your family is going through during this time. You should know that you and your family are always in our thoughts and prayers.

  64. Marlene Zachman

    My sincerest sympathies for the loss of your son. It hs taken me a few days to come to terms with your loss. I just couldn’t/didn’t want to believe it. It is so sad to lose a son. My prayers are with you, Kevin, and your family. May the Angels lead him into Paradise. May the choirs of Angels receive him and may he rest in everlasting peace. Amen.

  65. Dave Ahlm

    My thoughts with you so much at this time; your family as been so comforting to so many, God Bless

  66. Toni and Tony Duerr

    Wanted to send our sincere sympathy to the Chilson family and co-workers, so sorry to hear about Dan. Know our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  67. Sue Walters Austin

    Kevin and Tami,
    I am so sorry for your loss. May God wrap you in His arms and give you peace and comfort.

  68. Ron Westrup

    Please know that you have our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your son. We know you to be a gentle and caring family, always showing compassion to your clients. May you receive, in turn, the healing compassion of the Lord as well as those you have served.


Submit a Guestbook Entry

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *