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KENNETH MARVIN DAHL

August 1, 1918 — June 30, 2011

Kenneth Marvin Dahl, “Grandpa Kenny”, was born on August 1, 1918 to John and Anna Dahl in Circle, Montana. His parents were from Hannaford and moved to Montana for one year and then returned to Washburn Township to start farming. He went to Washburn Schools and graduated from Cooperstown High School in 1937. Shortly after graduating from high school, he hopped on a freight train and went to the west coast. He went to welding school and worked in the Bremerton Shipyards building Navy ships during the fi rst part of WWII. He met his wife Daisy Adlard in Portland, Oregon and they were married on June 30, 1943 in Gresham, Oregon. Shortly after their marriage he joined the SeaBee’s and was stationed in Hawaii and the Philippines. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for construction companies for fi ve years after the war ended. His love for farming never died and he returned to Cooperstown, ND to farm in 1950 until his death. During this time, they were blessed by two boys. In 1980, Kenneth and his good friends built three condominiums in Cooperstown, ND where he unsuccessfully att empted “retirement”. Kenneth was a member in the Sons of Norway, Trinity Lutheran Church, VFW, and the American Legion. He enjoyed playing cards with his friends, fi shing trips to Canada, winter vacations with his beloved wife, Daisy, and friends in Texas, and he loved all the time spent with his kitt ies. In his retirement, he enjoyed driving to the farm, at least two times a day, to feed his kitt ies. Grandpa Kenny was an inspiration and adored by his granddaughters. Kenneth played an active role in the lives of his granddaughters. He taught them the art of making lefse and soft molasses cookies. He enjoyed visiting until late at night, telling them stories of his younger years. He had a love for farming and was active in its operation until his death. Kenneth will be missed by his two sons: Ronald (Gerry) Dahl, Denver, CO; Steven (Lyana) Dahl, Cooperstown, ND; six granddaughters: Jennifer (Justin) Best, Everett , WA; Kimberly (Jeff ) Polz, Broomfi eld, CO; Sarah (Rodd) Zorn, Cooperstown, ND; Becky Dahl, Jamestown, ND, Bonnie (Luis) Hernandez, Thornton, CO; Courtney Dahl, Denver, CO, four great grandchildren, two brothers and one sister, LeRoy (Arlene) Dahl, Wichita, KS, Violet (Thilford) Walsvik, Hatt on, ND and Norman (Lois) Dahl of Binford, ND and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Daisy; three brothers: Simons, Cliff ord and Gerald; and one sister: Mary Ann. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 11:00 am in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cooperstown, ND. Visitation will be held Monday, July 4, 2011 from 3:00 till 5:00 pm in the Quam-Plaisted-Cushman Funeral Home in Cooperstown, ND and one hour before services in the Church. A Prayer Service will be held Monday, July 4, 2011 at 5:00 pm in the Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Cooperstown Cemetery.
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