‘Black Jack Daniels’ left mark on wrestling foes
Jack Danielson drew a significant following in the late ’60s and early ’70s as a fierce professional wrestler who thrilled crowds with displays of bravery and brawn.
The Forest Lake resident passed away on Thursday, July 25, leaving loved ones to reminisce not only about ‘Black Jack Daniels,’ but also about the man who would do anything for anybody outside the ring.
“I never heard anybody say anything bad about him,” says Geno Danielson, one of Jack’s two sons. “He was just a really big teddy bear in the inside.”
Danielson, a Minneapolis native, retired from wrestling in 1972 and moved to Forest Lake upon taking a job at a nursery farm in Lino Lakes. See more in Forest Lake Times story by Clint Riese.