MAPLETON – John Frederick Danielson, 81, passed away March 9, 2019 at Caribou following a period of declining health. He was born December 28, 1937 in Watertown, MA, the son of George S. and Dorothy (Farrow) Danielson. Following high school graduation he attended Florida State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree. Later, he earned a Master’s degree in Christian Counseling. John was also in the United States Air Force. John was a golf professional for 10 years in Florida. Golf was a sport he enjoyed very much throughout his life. John was employed as a social worker and part-time pastor in Florida and then after moving to Maine, he was a pastor at the United Methodist Church in Washburn and the United Methodist Church in Mapleton. John is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Diane, of Limestone, five children, Stephen Andrew Danielson of Lake City, FL, Robert Alden Danielson and his wife Kelly, of Wilmore KY, Chelsea (Danielson) Porter, of Easton, Matthew Mark Danielson of Bangor, and Priscilla Elizabeth Danielson of Grand Haven, MI, three grandchildren, Stephen Andrew Danielson Jr, James Dylan Danielson, and Abigail Rose Porter, four siblings, George Danielson Jr. of Waltham, MA, Lillian Power of Danvers, MA, Paul Danielson of Booneville, AR, David Danielson of Fayetteville, AR, several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Arthur. Friends may visit with the family Friday, March 15, 2019, at the Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir Street, Caribou, from 10 am until time of services which will be held 12 Noon from the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Bruce Blakney officiating. Spring interment will be held at the Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery, Caribou.