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Maurice J. Dahl


Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Maurice J. Dahl

Maurice J. Dahl, Sr., age 86, of rural Decorah, died Thursday, June 27, 2013 at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah, Iowa.

Maurice was born May 26, 1927, on the farm in Hesper Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa to Bert and Caroline (Stenkjar) Dahl. He attended the Rotvold School in Hesper Township. From 1954 – 1956 he served in the United States Army. On February 16, 1955 he married Avon Hagen at the Burr Oak Lutheran Parsonage.

After returning from the Army, they lived, farmed and raised their 12 children on the home farm where they raised dairy and beef cattle, hogs, and chickens. They lived on the farm until recently when they move to the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel, Minn. Avon passed away June 13, 2013.

He was a life member of the Hesper Lutheran Church and enjoyed his family, taking pictures, fishing, listening to old country music, going for Sunday drives, old two-cylinder John Deere tractors, Hesper-Mabel Steam Engine Days, and his cat, Max.

Maurice is survived by 12 children Maurice Jr. (Nancy) of Burr Oak, Iowa, Bruce Sr. (Doreen) of Decorah, Iowa, Carol (Sam) Gipple of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Joyce (Randy) Halverson of Calmar, Iowa, Mary Beth (Michael) Whalen of Burr Oak, Iowa, Richard (Kathy) of Burr Oak, Iowa, Sandy (Willie) Lorch of Decorah, Iowa, Leslie of Decorah, Iowa, Jeff (Val) of Elgin, Iowa, Steve, Sr. of Decorah, Iowa, Brian (Laurie) of Ossian, Iowa, and Michael (Carri) of Cresco, Iowa; 53 grandchildren; 54 great grandchildren; a brother Arnold (Violet) Dahl of Waterloo, Iowa; sister-in-law Norma Dahl of Canton, Minn.; brother-in-laws Burnell (Terri) Nelson of Michigan and Ardis (Sharon) Nelson of Arizona; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Avon; a granddaughter Brianna Dahl in 2006; a sister Helen Selness; and four brothers Melvin, Bernard, Sverre, Sr., and Hildus.

Funeral services will be 2 PM Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the Hesper Lutheran Church with the Rev. Matt Larson officiating. Burial was in the Hesper Lutheran Cemetery with military rites by the Mabel American Legion.

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Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Social Scenes

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Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Court

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Jeffrey Robert Groves

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

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Mabel-Canton Superintendent Moriarty attends last meeting before retirement

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Mabel Education

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Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Government

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In the service - Benjamin Z. Hoffland

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Social Scenes

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Truman O. Casterton

Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Truman O. Casterton, age 68, of Mabel, Minn. and formerly of rural Canton, Minn. died May 22, 2013 at his home. Truman was born March 28, 1945 in Preston, Minn. to Ogden and Lillian (Russell) Casterton. He graduated from the Canton High School ..... 
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Mabel-Canton students visit the State Capitol

Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in Mabel Education

State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) and State Senator Jeremy Miller (R-Winona) are pictured with 5th and 6th grade students from Mabel-Canton Schools. The group visited with the lawmakers recently while touring the State Capitol in St. Paul.
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