Edna M. Dahl, 98, Mohall, N. Dak., died Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at a Mohall nursing home.
She was born Oct. 23, 1918, in Winneshiek County, Iowa, to Edward and Mathilda (Usgaard) Brenna. She was reared in southeast Minnesota and graduated from Mabel, Minn., High School in 1936. She attended a cosmetology school in Minneapolis.
Edna married H. Ronald Dahl, Sr., in 1939. They lived in Mabel, where she worked at the Mabel Post Office. They moved to Fortuna, N. Dak., in 1966, where she and Ronald were both civil servants; she managed the Fortuna Commissary. After retirement, they continued living in Fortuna until moving to Mohall in 1999. Ronald died Feb. 11, 2011.
Edna was a member and volunteer at Zion Lutheran Church, Mohall. She was a member of the Friendly Neighbors Senior Citizens, a bridge club and sewing club. She loved reading and knitting. She was held in high regard for her quick wit, her obvious high intellect and her overwhelming generosity. She will be remembered as a woman of strong faith.
Surviving family includes daughter, Rochelle Mottershead, Rocky Mt., N.C.; son, H. Ronald (Sue) Dahl, Jr., Mohall; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Edna was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, and three sisters.
Memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Friday, March 17, 2017, at Zion Lutheran Church, Mohall.
Burial will take place in Choice Cemetery, Mabel, Minn.
Friends may sign the guestbook at the church two hours prior to the service.