Richard Dahl, 77Richard Dahl, 77, of Owatonna, died Tuesday, July 17, at his home, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
Richard Dahl, 77, of Owatonna, died Tuesday, July 17, at his home, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
Dick was born Jan. 9, 1935, in Blooming Prairie, the son of Albert and Alma (Lewis) Dahl. He graduated from Owatonna High School in 1953. On Feb. 20, 1954, he married Clarine Hammer. She passed away in March of 1977. On March 9, 1985, Dick married Shirley Clemens at Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna.
He served as an usher at Trinity for many years along with other volunteer work at the church. He also drove cancer patients to their appointments, delivered Meals on Wheels, and was a long-time member of the Owatonna Eagles Club. Dick was employed a short time at Muckle Mfg. Co. and then 34 years at Hoffman Industries (Tubeco) until the plant closed in 1992 and Gandy Co. from 1993 to 2000 when he retired.
Dick enjoyed watching NASCAR racing, the Vikings, Twins, and the Minnesota Gophers, but his main love was his children, stepchildren, grandchildren, and his great-grandson. Christmas was his favorite holiday when he could spend time with all his family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Shirley Dahl of Owatonna; daughter, Susan (and Dan) Schuster of Owatonna; son Brad (and Rebecca Nelson) Dahl of Owatonna; stepdaughters, Bonnie (and Larry Lageson) Nelson of Owatonna; Patty (and Rick Carlson) Smith of Golden Valley; Nancy (and Duane) Martinz of Custer, S.D.; stepsons, Rick (and Karen) Clemens of New Hampton, Iowa; Bob Clemens of Petrolia, Texas; sister Arlys (and Gaylen) Severson of Bloomington; 20 grandchildren; one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, three sons, four brothers, and four sisters.
Visitation will be at Michaelson Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. Monday, July 23, and 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment will be in the Red Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society, Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund, Homestead Hospice House, or donor's choice.
Michaelson Funeral Home, 507-451-7943.
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