Omar Dahl, 88

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 14, 2010

Funeral services for Omar Monroe Dahl, 88, of Albert Lea, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Salem Lutheran Church. The Rev. Rolf Wandberg will officiate. Interment will be at the Graceland Cemetery with military honors accorded by Freeborn County area veteran’s organizations. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Omar died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at Albert Lea Medical Center in the loving arms of his family.
Omar Monroe Dahl was born on June 21, 1921, to Carl and Hilda (Olson) Dahl in Ellendale. He moved to Manchester and attended country school. He served in the United States Army during World War II from 1942 to 1945.
On May 17, 1947, he was united in marriage to Donna Walk at the First Lutheran parsonage in Albert Lea. As a young man, Omar farmed but the majority of his work years were spent as the manager of the VFW and the Albert Lea Country Club. In his retirement he enjoyed working for Crossroads Trailer.  Omar was a member of Salem Lutheran Church. He was also a member of the American Legion and VFW. Omar was an active member of both organizations, he loved the parades and was active in the Cooties and the Honor Guard. Omar was instrumental in getting the Avenue of Flags organized. He enjoyed playing cards, especially Gin Rummy, but most of all; he loved family gatherings and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Donna; children: Patricia (Bill) Clifford, Sandra (Clint) Nelson, Catherine (Charlie) O’Donnell, Dean (Lisa) Dahl, Donnell (Dale) Haukoos, David (Kathie) Dahl, Jody (Mike) Johnson and Jamie (Sam) Kirsch; grandchildren: Brian (Amy) Clifford and their daughter Abby, Jeff (Carissa) Clifford, Ryan Nelson, Tracy (Ted) Rockett and their children, Rachel and Joseph, Tricia (Chuck) Micallef, Madeline Dahl, Amy (Kevin) Stambaugh and their children, Miranda and Kade, Amanda (Christopher) Humphrey and their daughter Faith, Darren Johnson, Dathan Johnson, Amber (Todd) Deming and their children Dylan and Hailey, Adam Kirsch and Lindsey Kirsch; brother, Chester (Jewel) Dahl; sister, Margaret (Harold) Mouw; sisters-in-law: Phyllis Walk and Marvyl Dahl; brother-in-law, Daryl Walk; and many nieces and nephews.
Omar was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: John Dahl and Art and his wife Lorraine Dahl; sister, Martha and her husband Melroy Nelson; and stepsister, Selma and her husband Henry Bakken.

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