Clifford A. Dahl, age 85, of Kimball, died Thursday, April 28, 2016 at his home under hospice care surrounded by the love and prayers of his family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 2, 2016 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Marty, Minnesota with Fr. Ronald Weyrens as Celebrant. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. A prayer service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls, Minnesota with military honors.
Clifford Alfred Dahl was born March 1, 1931 in Watkins, Minnesota to Clifford and Katherine (Mertens) Dahl. Cliff grew up on his family farm and attended country school before graduating with the Kimball High School Class of 1949. He managed a gas station in Kimball for 1 ½ years before enlisting in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He then attended the Thermo King Refrigeration School in Minneapolis. On July 20, 1968 Cliff was united in marriage to Shirley Ann Zanoth at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Cliff worked as a transport refrigeration and heating engineer for 37 years before his retirement.
Cliff was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church as well as the Kimball American Legion Post #261, where he held various offices from chaplain, finance officer, and commander. In his spare time, Cliff enjoyed hunting, fishing and simply being in the great outdoors. He tended to his gardens, tinkering with cars and listening to classic country music. Cliff will be remembered as a loving husband, dad, and papa. His gentle spirit and dedication will be missed by all that know and love him.
Cliff is survived by his wife, Shirley of Kimball; children, Dana (Amy) Dahl of Sauk Rapids, Shannon Dahl of Kimball, and Odessa (Alan) Scherr of Sauk Rapids; grandsons, Kenneth Scherr and Rylan Dahl; brother, Donald Dahl of Mckinney, Texas; and other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-law, Lucille Dahl, and step-brother and his wife, William “Bill” and Opal Becker.
Cliff’s entire family would like to extend a Thank You to Dr. Jurgens and all the CentraCare Hospice nurses, especially Jim who was his regular nurse, Dana his massage therapist, and Tom the volunteer, as well as Fr. Ron Weyrens for the home visits.
Avery Zanoth, Kyle Zanoth, John Adolph, Eric Eastabrooks, Dale Seiffert, David Winter will serve as pallbearers. Julene Faber-Andrusick will provide music for the service. Arrangements are entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Service of Kimball.