Olaf Dahl obituary

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Thursday, June 11, 1942
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Olaf H. Dahl, son of Hans O. and Seriana Dahl, who died at his home in Lyle Thursday, was born in Rock County, Wis., Nov. 19. 1869.

In 1872, the family moved to Mitchell county, Iowa, and a few years later purchased a farm near Otranto. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church.

As a young man, he learned the milling trade and operated the Otranto Flour Mill for several years.

In 1894 he was married to Miss Julia Arneson of Nevada township. He moved to Lyle in 1908 and entered the mercantile business which he continued until 1927. He was elected as state representative in 1925 and served in that capacity for eight years.

He filled many offices in both village and church. He was one of the founders of the Lyle Lutheran church, did much towards establishing this congregation and served as its secretary for 15 years.

He is survived by his wife and a daughter, Mrs. R. O. Anderson of Minneapolis, five brothers and two sisters, Henry, Thomas and Arthur of Lyle, Ingvold of Austin and Sigurd of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. L. A. Sherman of Austin and Mrs. N. E. Fedson of Lyle.

Out-of-town relatives and friends who attended the funeral Sunday were Dr. C. H. Fedson of Des Moines, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Sherman, Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Sherman, Mr. and Mrs. Fayette Sherman, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Fedson, Mr. and Mrs. I. F. Dahl, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Knoff, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kearns and daughter, Marian, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Strand, Mrs. A. W. Simpson, Mrs. Will Bohn, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Rasmussen, Mrs. Adel Tollefson, Martin A. Nelson, C. M. Hubbard, Purl Enger and George Anderson, all of Austin.

Mrs. Mary Whitaker and daughter, Grace, of Osage, Miss Jennie Olson of St. Ansgar, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Olson, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Arneson and son, John, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Johnson and Dorothy, Chester W. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Stanmer, Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Anderson and Pauline Johnson of Minneapolis.