Vivian ‘Viv’ Danks

BLUE EARTH – Vivian “Viv” Danks, age 79, of Blue Earth, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at United Hospital District in Blue Earth. Funeral services will be 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Wesley Hafner officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth.

Visitation time will be 6-8 p.m. today, Dec. 27, 2013, at Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th St., in Blue Earth, and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

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She was born July 25, 1934, in Pleasant Prairie Township, Minn., the daughter of Joe and Susan (Rienhardt) Blom. She graduated from Blue Earth High School in 1952. On Feb. 19, 1954, she married Donald E. Danks.

She is survived by her daughters, Peggy (Donald) Day of Blue Earth, Paula (Joe) Drahos of Litchfield, and Jennie (Bill) Andrews of Blue Earth; sons, Dan (Monica) Danks of Fairmont, and Darrel (Sheryl) Danks of Hutchinson; sister-in-law, Donna Blom of Pilot Grove; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; son, DeWayne; parents; three brothers, Lester, Russel, and Gerald.