Dennis Dahl, 75, rural Northwood

Published 10:22 am Thursday, November 28, 2013

Dennis G. Dahl, 75, of rural Northwood, formerly of White Bear Lake, died on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea.

Dennis Dahl

Dennis Dahl

A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Emmons Lutheran Church in Emmons with the Rev. Christopher W. Martin officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Louis Tveite Post 317.

Visitation with Dennis’ family will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the social hall at Emmons Lutheran Church and will continue one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

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Private inurnment will take place at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to Mayo Clinic Health System, Albert Lea Hospice, 1705 S.E. Broadway, Albert Lea, MN, 56007.

Dennis Gary Dahl was born on Dec. 1, 1937, in Winnebago County, Iowa, the third son of Lawrence and Viola “Bobbie” (Halvorson) Dahl. He graduated from Emmons High School in 1955, after which he served three years in the United States Army.

Upon his honorable discharge, Dennis attended and graduated from Mankato State University, now known as Minnesota State University in 1962. He began his teaching career in Frost for five years, then in North St. Paul-Maplewood schools for 28 years.

On Nov. 2, 1963, Dennis was married to Kathleen Rasmusson. They lived in Frost, Maplewood and White Bear Lake. After some years of retirement, Dennis and Kathy moved to the Emmons area which Dennis referred to as “paradise” or the “cabin in the cornfield” since winters were spent in Mission, Texas.

Dennis was an avid outdoors person who loved hunting, fishing, golfing, trimming trees and keeping a meticulous yard.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy, of rural Northwood; son, Michael (Marge) Dahl, of Madison, Ala.; grandchildren Ryan and Lise; special nephews Greg (Dawnn) of South St. Paul and David (Kerri) of Emmons; as well as many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers Robert and Lynn; and a grandson, Matthew.

The family can be contacted with online condolences at Mittelstadt Funeral Home can be reached at 641-592-0221.