Dahl Ancestor Obituaries

Mostly compiled from Annie's scrapbook
transcribed (more or less) by Doug Oleson in 2021

Marvin Andrew Oleson (1930-2002)

Marvin Andrew Oleson, 71, passed away on October 1, 2002 at the Heart Hospital of South Dakota in Sioux Falls. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 4. The Rev. Loren Odland officiated in Trinity Lutheran Church at Arlington, and burial is in Arlington City Cemetery. Marvin was born Nov. 15, 1930, on the farm southwest of Arlington to Andrew N. and Florence (Dahl) Oleson. He attended country schools and graduated from Arlington High School in 1948. He married Grace Morris of Britton, SD on Oct. 10, 1952, at Watertown. He worked as a carpenter as a young man, was a farmer and sold seed corn. He was a township assessor and carried mail until health problems forced his retirement. He was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church, served on the board of the Arlington Farmers Elevator and was secretary of the Kingsbury Fire Insurance Company. Survivors include his wife, Grace of Arlington; two sons, Doug (Sandra) Oleson of Seattle, WA, and Roger (Paulette) of Brandon; a daughter, Susan (Mike) Barker of Bryant; six grandchildren; two sisters, Gladys (John) VanderWal of Brookings, and Mildred (Norman) Telkamp of Sioux Falls; a sister-in-law, Linda Oleson of Albuquerque, NM; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Donald.

Grace Elaine (Morris) Oleson Nemitz (1932-2022)

Grace Elaine Nemitz, 89, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, at Edgewood Vista in Brookings, SD. Grace Elaine Morris was born on Oct. 23, 1932, at Selby, SD to William and Bertha (Martin) Morris. She grew up on a farm south east of Britton, SD. Grace graduated from Britton High School in 1950 and went on to attend Bartron School of Nursing in Watertown, SD. She married Marvin Oleson on Oct. 10, 1952. They made their home and raised their family on the farm north of Arlington. Marvin passed away on Oct. 1, 2002. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Arlington and enjoyed the time serving sales with her friends in the DuCum Club for years. Grace worked at the Lake Preston Hospital for many years and following its closure she worked at the Estelline Hospital. Grace married Charles (Bud) Nemitz in 2005. Grace enjoyed spending time with family and could often be found tending to her flowers. Her great sense of love and commpassion for others will always be remembered. Grateful for having shared in her life are her husband, Charles (Bud) Nemitz, her three children, Douglas (Sandra) Oleson of Brookings, SD, Susan (Michael) Barker of Arlington, SD and Roger (Paulette) Oleson of Brandon, SD, six grandchildren, Josh Barker, Kelly (Corey) Clelland, Adam (Caitlin) Barker, Allison (Damian) Hovdestad, Taylor (Zach) Swanson and Courtney Oleson and four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Leona Smestad of Minot, ND and Dorothy Brynjulson of Sioux Falls, SD and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Marvin and a sister Lucille Schwandt and one great-grandchild. Funeral services for Grace were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 24, at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastors Elisa McMullen and Aaron Olson officiating, burial is in the Arlington City Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimers Association.

Gladys Petrine Vander Wal(1924-2004)

Gladys Petrine Vander Wal Brookings, South Dakota Gladys Petrine Vander Wal was born on October 20, 1924 in Arlington, SD, the daughter of Andrew N. and Florence (Dahl) Oleson. After spending the day at Lake Poinsett with John, she died on their 56th wedding anniversary, Thursday, April 1, 2004 at the age of 79 years. Gladys graduated from Arlington High School in 1942. She worked as a nanny for their pastor's family while attending high school and then worked at various jobs including the Volga Hospital, Arlington City Cafe and Kendall's Drug until her marriage to John Vander Wal on April 1, 1948 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Arlington, SD. Gladys and John founded Vander Wal Construction Company in 1948 and she remained the vice president and bookkeeper of the company and an integral part of the business until they retired in 1997. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Brookings where she served on various boards. She was also actively involved with the Brookings County Republicans and a member of the AGC (Association of General Contractors) and the Brookings Chamber of Commerce. She received the first ever National Land Improvement Contractor wife of the year. She was a long time season ticket holder and avid SDSU fan, Bobcat Backer and Brookings Ranger Hockey fan. Gladys was an exceptionally devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. She enjoyed cooking and baking. She made numerous quilts for her grandchildren and for the new babies in the neighborhood. When her five daughters were young, she was an accomplished seamstress and took pride in sewing them beautiful matching dresses for the holidays. As a lifelong partner with John, Gladys never missed a pheasant hunt and enjoyed turkey and deer hunting. As a businesswoman, she was a woman before her time. She was a tireless right hand in the business. She made and retained friends easily and could see the good in every person she met. She especially enjoyed her morning coffee group. Gladys is survived by her husband John of Brookings; five daughters Peggy Monteith of Mandan, ND, Cathy (Keith) Rounds of Brookings, SD, Nancy (Bob) Heylens of Arlington, SD, Melody (Bob) Thompson of Brookings, SD, Terry (Andy) Kruse of Sioux Falls, SD; 16 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one sister Mildred (Norman) Telkamp of Sioux Falls, SD; sisters-in-law Grace Oleson, Mary Vander Wal, Marie Vander Wal, Emma Wagenaar; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Marvin and Donald and a stillborn son. Funeral Servicewas on Monday, April 5, 2004 at First Lutheran Church Brookings, SD Rev. Scott Miller, officiating. Interment was at First Lutheran Cemetery Brookings, SD.

John Vander Wal (1927-2008)

Following a sudden illness, John Vander Wal, 80, of Brookings, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, with his family and his dog, Holly, at his side. John was born on Feb. 16, 1927, in rural Volga, the son of Wilhelmina (Boon) and John Vander Wal Sr, the youngest of nine children. John was baptized and attended the Reformed Church in Volga. He received his education in rural school, Brookings County. At age 16, John started working for his brother Bert on the farm and then drove truck. His interest in road construction was then sparked after he began working for Frank Liebsch. On Feb. 1, 1948, John and his brother Bert purchased the road construction company from Frank Liebsch. In 1953, John became sole owner of John Vander Wal Construction Company. He owned and operated the business along with his wife, Gladys, until he retired in 1997 and sold. He often commented on how his missed the road construction business long after his retirement. John married Gladys Petrine (Oleson) on April 1, 1948, in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Arlington. They raised their five daughters in Brookings. Together with his wife, they were devoted members of the First Lutheran Church in Brookings, members of Brookings Chamber of Commerce, Elks Lodge 1490, Brookings Republican Party and several other organizations. He was recently awarded for his 50-year membership in the Association of General Contractors in Sioux Falls. He was inducted into the South Dakota Department of Transportation Contractors Hall of Honor for his dedication to the highway construction industry. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren playing Brookings Rangers Hockey, Bobcat, Cossacks and SDSU sports. He was a devoted husband and father and worked hard to provide for his family. After faith and family, his next love was hunting. He enjoyed all kinds of hunting including pheasants, ducks, geese, deer, wild turkey and even traveled to Alaska and Canada several times to hunt caribou, elk, musk ox, black bear and grizzlies. He enjoyed hunting with his wife, kids, grandkids, and his dear friends as well as the stories that he was able to share long after the hunts were over. In his retirement years, he also enjoyed keeping busy with yard work at the lake and at home, going to coffee and playing pool, walking his beloved poodle, Holly, and socializing with his friends and family. He enjoyed the 16 granddogs that often joined their families at holidays and fun at the lake. He lived every moment with a positive attitude and often said he never met a person he didn’t like. His friends and neighbors, business acquaintances and family have often described him as a true gentleman with a warm heart. John is survived by his five daughters, Peggy Monteith, of Mandan, N.D.; Cathy (Keith) Rounds, of Brookings; Nancy (Bob) Heylens, of Arlington; Melody (Bob) Thompson, of Brookings; Terry (Andy) Kruse of Lincoln, Neb.; 16 grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, two great-grandchildren; one sister Emma Wagenaar, Aberdeen; sisters-in-law Mary Vander Wal, Mildred Telkamp, Grace Nemitz, Marie Vander Wal and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys, his parents, seven siblings, William Vander Wal, Johanna Rozendal, Arie Vander Wal, Nell Breeschoten, Bert Vander Wal, Gertrude Breeschoten, Margery Nelson and a stillborn son. Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, at First Lutheran Church in Brookings, with Rev Scott Miller officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, at Rude’s Funeral Home. As a legacy for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, the family would enjoy hearing your fond memories and stories of John. Please bring written stories to Rude’s Funeral Home or e-mail to www.rudesfuneralhome.com.

Mildred Marie Telkamp (1928-2010)

Mildred Marie Telkamp, 82 of Sioux Falls, SD, passed away on November 18, 2010. Mildred Marie Oleson, daughter of Andrew and Florence (Dahl) Oleson, was born on January 1, 1928, in Arlington, SD. She graduated in 1945 from Arlington High School. Following graduation, she worked at Kendalls Drug Store in Brookings, SD. Mildred and Norman Telkamp were united in marriage on September 12, 1948. Mildred continued working until Norm graduated from SDSU in 1952. After several moves, they settled in Armour, SD, where she became very active in the community. She led the Armourettes 4H Club for a number of years where she passed on her interests of sewing, cooking, and refinishing antique furniture. She belonged to the 49'ers Extension Club, PEO, various bridge and camping clubs, and First Congregational Church. After receiving her private flying license, she helped organize and became a member of the 99'ers Association of Women Pilots, founded by Amelia Earhart. Mildred was first and foremost a loving homemaker. She later spent time at various jobs including the Douglas County Auditors Office, Lewis Drug and Luther Manor. Mildred was a woman who enjoyed life. She adored little children and would sew clothing for Barbie dolls. She liked to raise puppies and had a favorite yellow Volkswagen. A polite woman, Mildred cherished time spent with her children, grandchildren, and flying with her husband. Grateful for having shared her life are her husband of 62 years Norman, Sioux Falls, SD; son Gary Telkamp, Rapid City, SD; daughters Sharon Johnson and her husband Luke, Dell Rapids, SD, Janelle Hearnen and her husband Bob, Mitchell, SD; four grandchildren, Noah Johnson, Minneapolis, MN, Micah Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD, Kelsey Hearnen, Lincoln, NE, Cade Hearnen, Sioux Falls, SD; and many other relatives and friends. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Gladys VanderWal, and brothers Marvin and Donald Oleson. A memorial service was held on Monday, November 22, 2010, at First Congregational Church in Sioux Falls, with burial at Greenwood Cemetery in Brookings, SD.

Norman Telkamp (1926-2016)

Norman Telkamp, 89 of Sioux Falls, SD, passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Village in Sioux Falls, SD. Norman Albert Telkamp, son of Albert and Thelma (Tift) Telkamp, was born on September 1,1926 in Brookings, SD. Following graduation from Brookings High School, Norman served with the US Army Signal Corps at Vint Hill Farms, Virginia. Following his honorable discharge, he attended and graduated from SDSU. Norman was united in marriage to Mildred Oleson on September 12, 1948 in Arlington, SD. Norman worked with the Veterans Administration at Ft. Meade, SD, until moving to Armour, SD., where he was the Douglas County Extension Agent for 25 years. In 1979, they moved to Sioux Falls and he served as the Minnehaha County Extension Agent until retiring in 1984. Following retirement from the Extension Service, he worked as a crop insurance adjuster. Norman and Millie spent their winter months in La Feria, TX. Norman was active in many groups, including the Masons, EAA, United Church of Christ, International and SD Flying Farmers, and the SD County Agents Association. Norman held a commercial pilot's license, along with a flight instructor and an aerial applicator rating. In addition to flying, he loved spending time with family. Norman always had a quick smile and a story for new and old friends. Grateful for having shared his life are his son Gary Telkamp, Rapid City, daughters Sharon Johnson and husband Luke of Dell Rapids, Janelle Hearnen and husband Robert, Mitchell, brother Doug Telkamp and wife Teresa, Rutland, step mother Betty Telkamp, Brookings, four grandchildren, Noah Johnson, Micah Johnson, Kelsey Hearnen, Cade Hearnen; and many other relatives and friends. Norman was preceded in death by his wife Mildred and brothers Kenneth, Marvin, (Jack), Keith Telkamp and Ray Telkamp. A memorial service was held at First Congregational Church in Sioux Falls, with burial at Greenwood Cemetery, Brookings, SD.

Donald C. Oleson (1933-1999)

from the Albuquerque Journal

Donald C. Oleson, 65, passed away on March 8, 1999. He was born on Christmas Day on the farm near Arlington, South Dakota and was a resident of Albuquerque since 1968. Survivors are a son, Andy Oleson of Peralta, NM; daughter, Leann Bigsby and husband, Rick; granddaughter, Laurinda Smith; grandson, Jake Bigsby of Albuquerque; sisters, Gladys VanderWal and husband, John of Brookings, SD and Mildred Telkamp and husband, Norm of Sioux Falls, SD; brother, Marvin Oleson and wife, Grace of Arlington, SD; and numerous nieces and nephews. Donald was a manager for Color Tile for a number of years. Pallbearers were Mile Ellison, Richard Metzgar, Larry Wright, Don Jelso, Joe Lopez and Armando Gonzales. Honorary pallbearers were Marvin Oleson, Doug Oleson, Roger Oleson, John VanderWal, Norm Telkamp and Gary Telkamp. Funeral services were held at the Santa Fe National Cemetery with Rev. Bobbs officiating. An evening service was held at the Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 3rd St. SW.

Jacob Peder Larson (1833-1921)

Jakob Peder Larson was born the seventh day of July, 1833, in Vefsen, Helgeland, Norway, and was married to Helen Mathison in 1863. They came to America in the year 1867 and settled down near Lansing, Iowa, and lived there about 12 years, moving to Dakota in 1879 where they settled on the homestead in Sinai township where their son Julius now lives. To Mr. and Mrs. Dahl in their happy union were born nine children, six of whom have passed into the Great Beyond ahead of their father. The three surviving are: Sam Dahl and Mrs. Albert (Hilda) Hillestad of Bangor township, and Julius Dahl of Sinai township. Thirty-three grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren also mourn him. Mr. Larson attained the ripe old age of 87 years, five months and 28 days. The last years of his life he passed at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. P. Thompson, until she passed away last year. He died at Sam Dahl's home. He had not been sick long, simply slept away.

Zacheus (Sam) Dahl (1872-1952)

Zacheus (Sam) J. Dahl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Larson Dahl was born at Lansing, Iowa, April 7, 1872. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. In the year of 1879, together with his parents, moved to Dakota Territory where they homesteaded near Sinai. On January 28, 1898, he was united in marriage to Marie Jepsen. For about six years they lived on the Pete Schade and John Oines farms. In the fall of 1903 they settled on their farm four miles south of Arlington. To this union eight children were born; Mrs. Florence Oleson; Mrs. Helma Nielsen of Miller; Arthur, who passed away the fall of 1946; Emil, Roy, Anna, Edwin and Alfred, all of Arlington. He became a member of Bangor Lutheran congregation in 1902 and remained a member until the congregation dissolved when he transferred to the Trinity Lutheran church in 1933. In the fall of 1946 he moved into Arlington and has made it his home. On April 25 he was taken ill with a heart attack and was taken to the Volga hospital where he passed away at the age of 80 years and 20 days. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, seven children, nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Four sisters and four brothers have preceeded him in death. Funeral services were held from the Maxwell Funeral home at 1:30 and from the Trinity Lutheran church at 2 o'clock Wednesday. Music for the services was furnished by Mrs. Rueben Skordahl and Mrs. Harry Jacobson, nieces of Mr. Dahl, and John Kvinge. Palbearers were all nephews of Mrs. Dahl: Elmer, Henry and Marvin Dahl, Clifford Dahl of Colridge, Neb., Arthur Hillestad of Lake Preston and Harry Hillestad of Brookings. He was buried in the Arlington cemetery.

Mary Jepson Dahl (1880-1966)

Funeral services were held here Monday for Mrs. Mary Dahl, 86, who passed away at the Brookings hospital. The Rev. Oliver N. Pederson being in charge of the services. Special music was provided by soloist, Gerald Moe, who was accompanied oat the organ by Mrs. Ray Liebsch. Pall bearers were Milford Jepson, Raymond Jepson, Marvin Dahl, Henry Dahl, Freddie Johnson and Art Hillestad, all nephews. Interment being in the Arlington cemetery. The Johnson-Henry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mary Dahl, daughter of Gotche and Mette Jepson, was born at Grenna, Denmark, February 2, 1880. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. January, 28, 1898 she was united in marriage to Zacheus J. Dahl, to this union eight children were born. Three daughters, Florence Oleson; Mrs. Helma Nielsen, and Anna Dahl; five sons, Emil, Rapid City; Arthur who passed away in 1946; Roy, Edwin and Alfred, all of Arlington. Mrs. Dahl leaves to mourn her passing seven children, nine grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Five brothers and one sister preceeded her in death. Note: Mrs. Dahls parents, Gotche and Mette Jepson are buried in the Sinai West Lutheran cemetery, Lot 74.

Florence Dahl Oleson (1900-1970)

Services were held on April 25, 1970 for Florence Oleson, who passed away at St. Marys Hospital, Rochester, Minn., following surgery on April 23, 1970. Pastor Gerald W. Koehler was in charge of services, which were held in Trinity Lutheran Church, Arlington, SD. Special music was furnished by Gerald Moe, with Mrs. Ray Liebsch as accompanist. Bearers were Art Saha, Clifford Henrickson, Henry Dahl, Art Hillestad, Hart Erickson, and Gerhard Moe. Honorary bearers were the American Legion Auxiliary Ladies. Burial was at the Arlington City Cemetery. Florence Marvina Dahl was born September 15, 1900 near Sinai, SD to Mary and Zacheus Dahl. She was united in marriage to Andrew N Oleson on February 28, 1923 at her parents home near Arlington, SD. To this union four children were born: Gladys (Mrs. John VanderWal), Brookings; Mildred (Mrs. Norman Telkamp), Armour; Marvin, Arlington; and Donald of Albuquerque, NM. Her husband preceded her in death on May 16, 1952, her parents and one brother. She was baptized and confirmed in the Bangor Lutheran Church near Arlington, SD. She lived her entire life in the Arlington Community of which she took an active part in many activities, including the ALCW ladies and the Ladies American Legion Auxillary. Also surviving are: two sisters, Anna Dahl, Arlington; Helma Nielsen, Rapic City; four brothers, Emil, Rapid City, Roy, Edwin, and Alfred of Arlington; and 12 grandchildren: Peggy, Cathy, Nancy, Melody, and Terry VanderWal; Gary, Sharon, and Janelle Telkamp; Douglas, Susan, and Roger Oleson; and Andrew Oleson of Albuqueque, NM.

Andrew N Oleson (1895-1952)

Services were held Tuesday for Andrew N Oleson, long-time resident of the Arlington region, and who passed away the preceding Friday following a severe heart attack. Rev. E. J. Haanstad was in charge of the service which was held in the Trinity Lutheran church. Special music was furnished by Misses Connie Torgrude and Beverly Buchanan, with Mrs. Lewis Menzel as accompanist. Bearers were Chris Christensen, Chris Ovesen, Fred Anderson, Axel Osbeck, George Damm and Rollo Jack. A military graveside ceremony was conducted at the Arlington cemetery for the World War I veteran, with the Edgar L. Herrick Legion Post in charge. Andrew N Oleson was born February 8, 1895 to Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Olesen near Erwin, South Dakota. At an early age he moved with his parents to a farm near Arlington where he grew to manhood and received his education. In September 1917 he entered the Armed Forces of the United States where he served his country for 24 months, 18 months of which were spent in Germany and France. On February 28, 1923, he was united in marriage with Florence M. Dahl. To this union four children were born: Gladys (Mrs. John Vander Wal, Jr.) of Brookings; Mildred (Mrs. Norman Telkamp) of Sturgis; Marvin and Donald at home. He was an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Arlington of which he was a trustee for several years. The activities of the church were always uppermost in his life. He served on the local school board for many years. At the time of his passing he was Treasurer of the Winsor township, and Secretary-Treasurer of the Kingsbury County Farmers' Mutual Insurance Company. Although he was active in many other affairs he always had time to serve the American Legion and earned his thirty-year membership pin. In the spring of 1923 he began farming east of Arlington, later moving southwest of Arlington. In 1942 he and his family moved to the farm where he passed away suddenly May 16, 1952 at the age of 57 years, 3 months, 10 days. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife Florence; two daughters, two sons, one grandson, Gary Telkamp and one granddaughter, Peggy Ann Vander Wal. Also two sisters, Mrs. F. R. McCellan, Horton Kansas; Mrs. J. B. Titmarsh, Arlington; five brothers, Julius and Lewis, Arlington; Tony, Preston MN; George, Brookings; Roy, San Jose, CA; and many other relatives and friends.

Helma Dahl Nielsen (1904-1980)

Helma M. (Dahl) Nielsen, age 75, passed away suddenly February 8, 1980 at the home of her son in Dallas, Texas of an apparent heart attack. Helma was born March 22, 1904 to Zacheus and Mary Dahl in rural Arlington, SD. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She was united in marriage to Krestian E. Nielsen on October 17, 1922. She lived in the Arlington area until August of 1948, then moving to Miller, SD, where she operated the Green Lantern Cafe, later moving to Rapid City, SD in 1956. The last 3 years she has made her home in Arlington. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and the ALCW. Survivors include: her husband, Krestian; a son, Lloyd of Dallas, Texas; daughters Lois Sherwood of Hill City, SD, and Donna Faust of Miller, SD; a sister Anna Dahl and 4 brothers, Emil, Roy, Ed, and Alfred, all of Arlington; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, a brother Arthur and a sister Florence Oleson. She is buried at the Arlington cemetery.

Krestian E. Neilsen (1900-1986)

A memorial service and interment for Krestian E. Nielsen, 85, of Custer, will be held in the Arlington cemetery at a later date. He died May 26, 1986 in the Custer Community Hospital, and his body was cremated. Krestian E. Nielsen was born to Lars and Nikolena Jensen Neilsen near Arlington July 29, 1900. He was married to Helma M. Dahl on October 17, 1922. The couple farmed near Arlington until 1948, after which they operated the Green Lantern Cafe in Miller until August of 1956. They then moved to Rapid City. Krestian had been a resident of the hartman Haven Adult Foster Home since February of 1984. Survivors include a son, Lloyd C. of Colombo, Sri Lanka; two daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Lois) Sherwood of Hill City, and Mrs. Leland (Donna) Fischer of Wessington; eight grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helma in 1980, his parents, one brother, one sister, and an infant son.

Arthur Dahl (1905-1946)

Funeral services were held in Arlington Friday for Arthur Dahl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Dahl of Arlington who died at theVolga hospital last Tuesday morning. He had been brought to the Volga hospital with pneumonia a few days before his death, and on Sunday suffered a hemorrage. Mr. Dahl was in his 40's, and had been in frail health most of his life. He was a relative of the Marvin Nelson, E. P. Evenson, and Dr. E. K. Shefte families of Volga.

Emil Dahl (1902-1982)

Funeral Services will be held for Emil J. Dahl, 80, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Arlington today, Wednesday, July 21 at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the Arlington cemetery. Officiating at the services will be the Revs. Mark Svaren and Paul Andree. Pallbearers will be David Prohl, Jack Mulholland, Lowell Dahl, Wayne Johnson, Roger Oleson, and Marion Peterson. Music will be provided by Mrs. Martin Jensen, soloist and Robert Kallesen, organist. Emil Johan Dahl was born to Zacheus (Sam) and Mary Dahl at Arlington January 14, 1902. He was baptized and confirmed in the Bangor Lutheran church near the family home. On December 18, 1939, he was united in marriage to Cecile Bracken at Lanesboro, Minnesota. The couple resided in Arlington until 1956, when they moved to Rapid City. Emil was employed as a carpenter, both in Arlington and Rapid City. They returned to Arlington in 1978. Survivors include his wife Cecile, one daughter, Mrs. Garth W. (Marsha) Cold of Miami, Florida; and three brothers, Roy, Edwin, and Alfred, all of Arlington. He was preceded in death by one brother, Arthur, and two sisters, Florence Oleson and Helma Nielsen.

Roy Dahl (1909-1987)

Roy William Dahl, 78, Arlington, died Thursday in the Brookings Hospital. Mr. Dahl was born April 20, 1909, on the family farm south of Arlington. He attended Bangor Township school and later married Amanda Skogus on Feb. 23, 1935 in Glendive, Montana. He worked as a carpenter in Arlington until retiring in 1977. Survivors include his wife; a brother, Edwin, Arlington; a sister, Anna Dahl, Arlington; and nieces and nephews. Services will begin at 2 p.m. Monday in the Trinity Lutheran Church, Arlington. BUrial will be in the Arlington City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bob Heylens, Keith Rounds, Alonzo Nelson, Mark Hanson, Roger Oleson, and Luther Johnson.

Marie Amanda Skogus Dahl (1909-1987)

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Trinity Lutherna Church at Arlinngton for Marie Amanda Dahl, 84, of Arlington. Mrs. Dahl died Aug. 6 at the Arlington Care Center. Paster Loren Odland officiated. Pall bearers were Charles Olson, Lowell Dahl, Hart Erickson, Sheldon Peterson, Wenzel Steffensen, and Wayne Reit. Burial was in the Arlington City Cemetery. Marie Amanda Skogus was born March 13, 1908 on the family farm near Arlington, the daughter of Lars and Tillie (Hugus) Skogus. She attended rural school near Arlington.l On Feb. 23, 1935, she married Roy Dahl at Glendive, Montana. He died in 1987. Mrs. Dahl worked in the Arlington City Cafe until her retirement. Survivors include a brother, Arthur Skogus of Libby, Montana, and three sisters: Lillian Thomson, Olga Nadwornick, and Mavis Moholt, all of Glendive.

Alfred Gutche Dahl (1915-1987)

Funeral services were held for Alfred Gutche Dahl, 71, in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Arlington Friday morning, April 24. Interment was in the Arlington City Cemetery. He died in the Kingsbury County Memorial Hospital in Lake Preston April 21, 1987 following a lengthy illness. Officiating at the services was Rev. Dwane Shay. Pallbearers were Lowell Dahl, Charles Olson, Ronald Moe, Charles Christensen, Daniel Madsen and Don Johnson. Music was provided by Dean Josephsen, soloist, and Mrs. Ray Liebsch, organist. Alfred Gutche Dahl was born to Zacheus and Mary Dahl on their farm southeast of Arlington June 24, 1915. He grew up on the farm and attended rural school in Bangor Township. He was married to Alvina Kvinlog December 28, 1945. The couple farmed in the Arlington area, taking over his family farm in the fall of 1946. After his health failed, the couple moved into the Parkview Apartment Complex in Arlington. Mr. Dahl had served as a councilman and other capacities of the Bangor and Trinity Lutheran Curches, of which he was a lifelong member. Survivors include his wife Alvina of Arlington; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Janice) Hansen of Ames, IA; two brothers, Roy and Edwin, both of Arlington; a sister, Anna Dahl, also of Arlington; two grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Emil and Arthur, and two sisters, Mrs. Andrew (Florence) Oleson and Mrs. Chris (Helma) Nielsen.

Anna Marie Dahl (1910-1994)

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 10 in the Trinity Lutheran Church at Arlington for Anna M. Dahl, 83, of Arlington. Miss Dahl died March 7 in the Brookings Hospital. Anna Marie Dahl was born May 26, 1910, at Arlington, the daughter of Zacheus and Marie (Jepson) Dahl. She graduated from Arlington High School in 1929. She made her home with her parents on the family farm in Bangor Township, Brookings County. In 1946, she moved into Arlington and was employed at the Arlington City Cafe for many years until retiring 10 years ago. She was a long-time member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Arlington. Survivors include one brother, Edwin and his wife Mearl Dahl of Arlington and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and four brothers. Pastor Loren Odland officiated. Pallbearers were Lowell Dahl, Phil Erickson, Keith Rounds, Luther Johnson, Mark Hansen and Michael Barker. Burial is in the Arlington city Cemetery.

Edwin Dahl (1913-1994)

Edwin Dahl, 81, of Arlington, died Friday, Dec. 2, 1994, at the Arlington Care Center. Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 6 in Trinity Lutheran Church, Arlington, with Pastor Loren Odland officiating. Burial was in the Arlington City Cemetery. Edwin Dahl was born May 26, 1913 to Zacheus and Mary (Jepson) Dahl. He was baptized on July 6, 1913, and confirmed July 3, 1927. He attended rural school near Arlington and graduated from Arlington High School in 1932. Following his graduation, he worked at the family farm. On June 26, 1942, he married Mearl Buller at Parker. The couple lived in Arlington where he worked for Julius Olesen. He drove school bus for many years and worked at the Great Plains Lumber Yard until his retirement in 1980. Mrs. Dahl died in August of 1994. Mr. Dahl is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Local nieces and nephew are Mrs. Norman (Mildred) Telkamp, Mrs. John (Gladys) VanderWal, and Marvin Oleson.

Anna Jepsen Johnson Benson (1883-1963)

Mrs. Anna Benson passed away at the Brookings hospital where she had been confined for the past week following a severe stroke. Anna Fredrika Jepsen was born in Denmark on January 20, 1883 and came to the United States when eleven years old to the Volga area. She was confirmed in the Sinai Lutheran church and in 1904 was married to John B. Johnson. Three children were born to this union: Freddie, George and Mae (Mrs. Lewie Olesen) all of Sinai. Mr. Johnson died in 1918. In 1923 she married Lars Benson who passed away in 1948. She was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers. Surviving her are her three children, all of Sinai, four grandchildren and one great granchild and one sister, Mrs. Mary Dahl of Arlington and many nieces and nephews. Rudes Funeral home was in charge of the arrangements. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the Sinai Lutheran church at 2 o'clock. Rev. T. A. Knudson was in charge. Burial was in the West cemetery. Pallbearers were Le Rue, Loren and LeRoy Olesen, Danny Barker, Edwin and Roy Dahl.

John B. Johnson (1872-1918)

Some two weeks ago, John B. Johnson had the misfortune to step upon a rusty nail that had been lying in the earth. The nail penetrated his foot for some depth and the wound was treated with home remedies. After a few days, blood poisoning set in and he went to Volga and consulted a physician. The next day he returned to Volga and remained at the hospital for a few days, returning home the beginning of last week. His foot was then healed on the outside, and it was thought that he would soon be entirely cured of his trouble. After he had been home for some time, tetanus developed and Dr. Torwick was immediately summoned. He administered an injection of anti-tetanus serum and advised Mr. Johnson to go to Rochester for treatment. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson and Raymond Snider left Volga last Friday evening for Rochestor and Raymond states that Mr. Johnson gradually grew worse on the way and that before the destination was reached he was unable to make himself understood. It would appear that nothing could be done to relieve Mr. Johnson's sufferings and he passed away at the hospital on Monday of this week. The remains were brought to Volga Tuesday evening and to Sinai Wednesday. Mr. Johnson was a highly respected citizen of Sinai township and his death has been a great shock to the entire community.

Julius K. Dahl (1879-1928)

Julius Kristian Dahl was born on the old homestead in Lake Sinai township December 25, 1879, of parents Jacob Larson Dahl and Helene Dahl. He has resided here ever since, with the exception of the last three months which were spent in the hospital at Sanator. He was united in marriage to Anna Peterson on December 12, 1905. Of this union was born eight children, one of whom, Julia Mathilda, died as an infant, four months old, on April 22, 1907. Julius Dahl passed away at his home January 21, 1928 at 12 o'clock noon, after an illness of about a year. He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife and seven children, Clifford, Julia, Jasper, Sadie, Hazel, Wesley, and Doris, and one brother Sam Dahl of Arlington. One other brother, four sisters and parents having preceeded him. The funeral services were held last Thursday afternoon at the Sinai Lutheran Church. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to Mrs. Dahl and the children at this time. He is buried in the Sinai West Cemetery.

Hilda Dahl Hillestad (1874-1922)

Hilda Georgia Dahl was born in Lansing Iowa on May 7, 1874 of parents Jacob Larson Dahl and Helene Dahl. She came with her parents to South Dakota where they settled in Lake Sinai township, Brookings county in 1879. She was married to Albert Hillestad of Bangor township on August 9, 1890. She was left a widow on January 26, 1912. Of their union was born 8 children, one of whom, Josephine, died as an infant 9 months old on September 2, 1893. The children who survive to mourn a good and loving mother are: Mrs. John Den Otter of Volga; Amanda of Volga; Julius, Arthur, Harry, Evelyn, and Pearl, who were all at home with their mother when she went to her long sleep on Sunday evening. She is buried in the Sinai West Cemetery.

Nels Jepson (1872-1950)

Nels Jepson, son of Gotche Joachin and Mette Maria Jepson, was born at Grenna, Denmark on April 27, 1872. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. At the age of 17 he came to America to locate at Volga, SD. He was united in marriage to Emma Johnson of Brookings November 20, 1894. To this union were born 9 children. Their youngest son, Paul, passed away when three years old. They lived on several different farms in Brookings county and a few years at Mott, ND. About 28 years ago they moved to Arlington, which has since been his residence. In the fall of 1926, his wife, Emma, passed away. For a few years he made his home with relatives. Then in 1933 on April 14, he was united in marriage to Julie Buck of Arlington. He died in the Volga hospital on January 30, at the age of 78 years, 8 months, and 3 days. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, Julie, children (Alma) Mrs. John Larson of Solway, MN; Carl, Moose WY; Mrs. Esther Graham, Long Beach; (Helma) Mrs. L. G. Iddings, Kelso, WA; (Sarah) Mrs. Harry Williams, St Petersburg, FL; (Judith) Mrs. Harvey Austin, Mott, ND; (Pearl) Mrs. Carl Christensen, Lake Preston; and M-Sgt. Herman Jepson in Alaska. Also two brothers Martin of Arlington and Marinus of Canada; two sisters, Mrs. Sam Dahl of Arlington and Mrs. Anna Benson of Sinai; several nephews and nieces and 15 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Maxwell Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Saturday, February 3 with Rev. Stein officiating. Burial is in Arlington cemetery. Pall bearers were Albert Christensen, Harry Martinson, Oscar Stangland, Nels Larson, Halvor Lee, and Arthur Brose.

Rosetta Peterson (1915-1982)

Funeral services were held for Rosetta Peterson, 67, at the Trinity Lutheran Church Monday morning, January 3, 1983. Interment was in the Arlington City Cemetery. Officiating at the services were the Revs. Mark Svaren and Paul Andree. Pallbearers were Robert Gunderson, Dick Ivers, Max Tuttle, John Nelson, Roger Oleson and Lowell Dahl. Music was provided by Mrs. Martin Jensen, soloist, and Robert Kallesen, organist. Rosetta M. Greathouse was born to Ivan and Mae Nelson Greathouse in Hetland June 19, 1915. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and also attended the Hetland Congregational Church. Following high school, Rosetta was employed as a secretary in the Chamberlain Hospital in Chamberlain, SD. In 1942 she moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she was employed by Parker Appliance Company. She was united in marriage to Marion E. Peterson in Cleveland June 6, 1942. The couple moved to Arlington in 1946 and have been residents since that time. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, the ALCW, American Legion Auxillary, Knitting Club, and Civic League. Survivors include her husband, Marion, three daughters; Mrs. James (Sonja) Whitehorn, Mrs. D.A. (Sharla) Coon, and Mrs. Robert (Sheryl) Leekley, all of Petersburg, Alaska; one son, Sheldon of Sioux Falls; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Kenwood (Marjorie) Cleveland of San Diego, CA, and Mrs. Everette (Norma) Swanson of Chamberlain, SD.