Danielle R. Martin

Danielle Rae Martin, age 32, of Blaine, MN, gained her wings on November 20, 2014 in Minneapolis, MN.

Danielle was born on June 23, 1982 in River Falls, WI to Von and Kathleen (Rivard) Lyons.

She was an Academic Advisor at Capella University, where she was pursuing her Masters Degree in Marketing. She was extremely dedicated to her education, and anticipated earning her Doctorate once she received her Masters.

Danielle enjoyed baking, tending to her rose garden, a good cup of coffee, and a good book. She loved game nights with her family, most especially playing rummy with Pappy. She was a big movie fan. She looked forward to date nights with her son, Dillan, watching their favorites like Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Twilight, and Shrek, which she loved to quote. One of her missions was to teach Jeff that there are no home runs in football.

Beneath her sweet exterior, there was a fiery passion for life and the people in her life. She thoroughly enjoyed helping others, always putting everyone’s needs before her own. Her family was her utmost priority. She always made it a point to spend as much time with them as she could. Danielle had a passion for her high heels and great stories. Her favorite color was orange. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband, Jeff; son, Dillan; step-children, Kelly and Kendle; parents, Kathie and Von; siblings: Ashley, Nathan (Gina), Jacob (Theresa), and her nieces: Ava, Cheyenne, and Lainey.

A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, November 24, 2014 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, WI. A service will be held following the evening at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Services entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, WI. (715) 386-3725. www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com