Chet was a member of First United Methodist Church, Usher for many years and Lay Leader Committee, Life member of Elks, American Legion, Masonic Lodge AMFM, Consistory 32 degrees, Kaaba Shrine, Secretary Treasure of Midwest Warehouse Distributors, Founding Director of Hawkeye Credit Life Insurance Co, Past City Council member, Trustee of Fairfield Water Works, Past President of Jaycees, Past President of Chamber of Commerce, Man of the Year 1964, President and Chamber of Fairfield Community Fund, Member of Lions Club, Fairfield Country Club, Walton Club and Abracadabra.
Chet is survived by his wife: Lorene Danielson of Fairfield; four children: Ronald (Marsha) Danielson of Terre Haute, Ind., Janet (Patrick) Coogan of Bettendorf, Iowa, Barbara (Matt) Hays of Zionsville, Ind., Steve (Lori) Danielson of Terre Haute, Ind.; Stepchildren: Alexis (Ron) Lewis of St Joseph, Mo., Melody Cackin of Omona, Neb. and Tiffani (Josh) Grove of Ottumwa (Tiffani was raised by him as her father died before her birth); 17 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one sister: Dorothy (Stan) Truhlson of Omaha, Neb., one brother: Charles (Connie) Danielson of Bella Vista, Ark.
Chet was preceded in death by his father, mother and sister: Ruth Schoner.