Funeral Services were held for Daniel Cresswell, age 59, on Monday, March 29, 2021 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New York Mills, with Pastor Kirk Douglas officiating. Hymns were sung by the congregation. Micah Dagel provided special music. Pallbearers were J.W. Hatten, Ron Wegscheid, Cliff Allen, Keith Fleischauer, Joe Mattson, and Dale Denny Jr. Daniel was laid to rest at Woodland Cemetery, New York Mills. 

Daniel Edward Cresswell went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, after courageously battling cancer for three years. 

Dan was the youngest child of George Foster Cresswell and Viola Marion Cresswell. He was born on June 22, 1961 Lincoln Park, Mich. Dan was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church, Detroit, Mich., and attended Guardian Lutheran School, Dearborn, Mich., until moving to New York Mills in 1971. 

Dan was confirmed in Trinity Lutheran Church, New York Mills, and graduated from New York Mills High School in 1979. 

Dan worked the majority of his adult life as pipefitter and a millworker. He worked for Fagen Inc. and Westcon Construction group building pipelines, ethanol plants, natural gas plants, wind turbines and most recently with maintenance shutdowns for plants. His work took him across the country, from New York to Arizona, Montana to Georgia. He met many friends along the way. 

Dan enjoyed the Twins, Vikings, Arizona, golfing, fishing, boating, working on his house, and being around his friends and family. Dan had the ability to connect with almost anyone. He was a great listener and remembered people, their names and the conversations that they had. He truly cared about the people that he met. The friends that he made, he made for life. 

Dan was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Virginia; brother, George Jr.; grandparents; several aunts and uncles; and some cousins. 

Dan is survived by his sister, Cindy (Scott) Hatleli; his sister-in-law, Cindy; special friend, Jeanette; close friend Jody; and a special group of friends that were there for him when he needed them. 

Dan’s twinkling blue eyes and infectious smile will be missed by many. 

Please visit to leave memorials and condolences on Daniel’s Tribute Wall. 

Arrangements provided by Karvonen Funeral & Cremation Service of New York Mills.