Alton Dahl, 85, Albert Lea

Published 11:17 am Saturday, June 18, 2011

Funeral services for Alton Virgil Dahl of Albert Lea, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2011, at the Grace Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Todd Walsh will officiate. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bonnerup Funeral Service and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Lakewood Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the Albert Lea area veterans groups.

Alton died Thursday evening at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea. He was 85 years of age.

Alton Dahl

Alton was born Feb. 5, 1926, the son of Alvin and Vivian (Overgaard) Dahl. He was a graduate of Albert Lea High School and served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. On April 11, 1952, he was united in marriage to Myrtle (Beano) Emmons in Emmons.

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Alton had been employed by the Streator Company for many years as a truck driver. He also was owner and operator of the B & B Café in Albert Lea. Alton was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church and the Albert Lea VFW.

Alton is survived by his children; Craig and his wife, Lynn, of Rochester, N.Y., and their children Shelby and Cassidy; Margie and her husband, Al Sanders, of Burnsville, and their children Nathan (Laurie), Courtney and Erik, Ross and his wife, Kris, of Willmar, and their children Gretchen, Taylor (Melissa) and their children Hali and Oliver, Bryce (fiancée Elizabeth) and their son Haakon; Graham; Todd and his wife, Nancy, of Burnsville, and their children, Tyler, Brandon and Brett; Peter (Chris) and significant other, Maribeth, of Andover, and their children Aaron (fiancée Breanna) and their son Braydon, Kolby, Amy and her husband, Jamie Tufte, of Ham Lake, and their children Gavin, Tanner, Riley and Tessa.

Alton was preceded in death by his parents Alvin and Vivian, wife, Myrtle (Beano), brother Paul, sister Gloria, infant sister Marjorie and granddaughter Lindsey, daughter of Ross and Kris.

Alton was a wonderful provider for his family. He had a passion of enjoying life and making the most of it. He was a compassionate and caring person with a big heart. Your kids and grandchildren will dearly miss you.