Jeanine Dahl, 1930-2020

Published 1:00 am Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Memorial services for Jeanine R. Dahl will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at East Freeborn Lutheran Church. The Rev. Matt Griggs will officiate. Interment will be in East Freeborn Cemetery. Friends may visit with family from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bonnerup Funeral Service and one hour before services at the church.

Jeanine Dahl

Jeanine died peacefully surrounded by family Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, at Hidden Creek of Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea. She was 89.

Jeanine was born July 8, 1930, in Sioux City, Iowa, the daughter of Wilbur and Ione (Crouch) Allen. She graduated from Albert Lea High School with the class of 1948. She had worked for a time at Woolworths, Shultz Jewelry, Burnsmoor Ice Cream Store and Northwestern Bell Telephone Co.

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She married Paul Dahl on Nov. 19, 1949, in Albert Lea. Jeanine grew up in town, but it didn’t take her long to become a country girl. Together Jeanine and Paul lived, farmed and raised their family in Bancroft Township in rural Albert Lea. They moved into town in 1990 and celebrated almost 50 years before Paul died in 1998. Together Paul and Jeanine enjoyed winters in Texas, cruises and trips to Norway.

She was a member of East Freeborn Lutheran Church, where she had been active in the altar guild, circle No. 4, quilting group and was church historian for more than 28 years. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, where she especially enjoyed helping with registration for the Red Cross blood drive. Jeanine was an avid diary writer. To check events, she would go back to check her diary. She also enjoyed gardening, coffee and lunch dates with friends, baking bread and cinnamon rolls on Saturday mornings, and spending time with family.

Jeanine is survived by three sons and their families: son, Thomas ( Bonnie) Dahl, and their children Anthony (Nikki) Dahl and their son, Cole, Angela (Jamey) Kime and their children Annika and Jenna, son, Barry Dahl (Christy Kurth), and his children Wesley (Kate) Dahl and their children Brent, Jake and Lainey, David (Alyona) Dahl and their children Chloe and Taylor, Preston (Jean Marie) Dahl and their daughter, Kathryn, son, Jerry (Tricia) Dahl, and their children Spencer, Emma (Brandon) Bica and their son, Connor, and Carter. She is also survived by a sister, Sally Stader, of Simi Valley, California; sister-in-law, Carolyn Schmitz; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul; sister, Nancy Beam; daughter-in-law, Kathy Dahl; granddaughter, Haley Dahl; and great-grandson, Samuel Dahl.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Hidden Creek and Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice for the kind, compassionate care given to Jeanine and all of them.

Memorials are suggested to East Freeborn Cemetery Fund.