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ROGER THOMAS DAHL

December 9, 1927 — December 12, 2012

ROGER THOMAS DAHL Roger Thomas Dahl, 85, Hannaford, ND went home December 12, 2012 at his daughter’s home in Fargo, ND after a valiant fight with cancer. Roger was born December 9, 1927 in Cooperstown, ND, the son of Thomas and Sophia (Trost) Dahl. He grew up and attended rural school in the Hannaford, ND area. At the age of 8, he worked for a turkey/chicken farmer and at age 15 he took the train to Oregon where he worked in the ship yards. He served in the US Navy from 1946 to 1948 and was stationed in the Philippines. After being honorably discharged, he returned to North Dakota where he met the love of his life, Darlene Rahlf. They were married August 29, 1951 in Zion Lutheran Church, rural Binford, ND. The couple lived in Oregon and Washington where Roger worked various construction jobs including the Dalles Dam. Their four eldest children were born there before returning to ND in 1959 where they lived on the family dairy farm and raised their seven children. Roger was an eternal optimist which reflected through him in everything he did in life. Roger was a family man who took great joy in his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He enjoyed his horses, farming and dancing. He is survived by his wife, Darlene; children, Kathryn Dahl, Portland, OR; Judith Rolle and Thomas (Karla) Dahl, Fargo, ND; Deanna (Eddie Glur) Dahl, Minnetonka, MN; Susan (Frank) Martinez, Glendale, AZ; Mary (Martin) Briss, Enderlin, ND and Beth (Maverick) Hampton, Ocala, FL; fifteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; two brothers, Donald Dahl, Fargo, ND; Lyle (Linda) Dahl, Moorhead, MN; three sisters, Betty Erickson and Evelyn Braaten, CA and Arlene (Verel) Moore, Merrilville, MN and sister-in-law, Connie Dahl, Valley City, ND. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Sophia; one brother, David Dahl and granddaughter, Chyavana Hampton. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 2:00 PM with visitation prior at 11:00 AM in Zion Lutheran Church, rural Binford, ND. Interment will be in the Zion Cemetery, rural, Binford, ND.
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