Dr. Paul Dyrdal, St. Paul

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 19, 2004

Dr. Paul Dyrdal, of St. Paul, passed away peacefully at his home in St. Paul on Friday, Feb. 13, 2004.

Dr. Dyrdal was born on a farm in Riceland Township on Nov. 22, 1919. His parents were Theodore and Agnes (Jorgensen) Dyrdal. Paul was baptized and confirmed at East Freeborn Lutheran Church. He graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1938.

Paul served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during the second world war. This gave him the incentive to become a doctor. He graduated from St. Olaf college, and while there married Miss Marvel Kahler, a nurse at Naeve Hospital in Albert Lea. Her parent’s home was in Sherburn, Minn. Paul went to the University of Minnesota Medical School. After completing the course, he was a doctor and associated with the Rice Street Clinic in St. Paul. He was associated with this clinic until his retirement in 1988.

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Three children were born to the doctor and his wife: Sandra K. Dyrdal, a teacher in St. Paul, Barbara and her husband Michael K. Johnson in Detroit Lakes, and the Rev. Michael and his wife Kathy of Lakeville, Minn; and grandchildren: Jane and Paul Johnson, and Sarah and Luke Dyrdal. Paul had two brothers: Teddy, who passed away as a youth, and Andy Dyrdal, living in Albert Lea with his wife, LoAnn, and two sons: Jay Dyrdal and wife Kathy and children, Laura and Michael, and Thomas Dyrdal and wife Malinda and children, Andrew and Karey.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at the Incarnation Lutheran Church in Shoreview (St. Paul).