Serianna Dahl obituary

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NEWSPAPER Lyle Tribune
DATE Dec. 16, 1927

Prominent Citizen
This Community
Died Dec. 9th.

Serianna Dahl, daughter of Ole and Johanna Olson Haagness, was born in Tronjem, Norway, February 18, 1851. She emigrated to America with her parents at the age of 17 and settled in Rock County, Wisconsin. In 1868 she was united in marriage to Hans O. Dahl. In the early seventies they came to Mitchell County and settled on a farm near St. Ansgar, Iowa, where they lived for a few years. In 1882 they moved to the homestead near Otranto, Iowa, where she resided until 14 years ago, when she moved into her home in Lyle, where she remained until four weeks ago, when she went to Austin and stayed with her daughter, Mrs. Sherman until she passed away.

Eleven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Dahl, nine of whom live to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate mother. They are as follows: Olaf, Henry, Ingvold, Mrs. N. E. Febson and Arthur, who live in Lyle,, Mrs. L. A. Sherman of Austin, Minn., Thomas and Mrs. Lloy Ames who reside near London, Minn and Siguard of Seattle, Wash.

Besides her children, and a brother, John H. Olson of St. Ansgar, she leaves 13 grand children and four great grand children to mourn her loss.

Funeral services were conducted at the home at 1 P. M. and at the Lutheran church at Lyle at 1:30 P. M., on Monday Dec. 12th, Rev. Langehough officiating.

In the passing of Mrs. Serianna Dahl, this community lost a devoted christian woman, a tender and loving mother and a true and dependable friend. She was always courageous and hopeful, and her home was a haven of rest for all who came under its beneficent influence. She was a real mother, with a mother heart, and although her children established homes for themselves, they were never dismissed from her care. For them and theirs she exercised the same tender thought and concern that had marked their childhood years. She loved to gather the family about her, and the home was a scene of joyous occasions. The deceased possessed a quiet, unassuming character. She cared little for display, and one of her last requests was that instead of spending money for an elaborate display of flowers for her the money be sent to an Orphans Home in Wisconsin, in which she was greatly interested. This request was in harmony with her life.

Yes, she is gone, but she will not be forgotten. Her children, her pastor, and her old friends in the community will mourn her departure, and many a gathering will seem incomplete without her presence.

Among those from away who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Chas Frederick Dahl of Viroqua, Wis., Mrs. Elmer Whitaker of Osage, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. McCabe of Mason City, W. D. Ames of Austin, John Olson and daughters, Jennie and Anna of St. Ansgar, Mrs. H. G. Dahl and children of Minneapolis, O.J. Fluent of Otranto and the L. A. Marion and Fayette Sherman families of Austin.

Mother's leaving left us lonely,
How we miss her gentle touch.
Grandma Dahl- Dear is her memory
We all loved her, oh so much.

While the twilight shades were falling,
Sweetly she bid us "Goodnight,"
May we meet her in the "morning,"
Where Jesus dwells and all is bright.

Gone beyond our mortal vision,
All unheeding of our tears,
Entered in the Father's mansions,
From all earthly care set free.

God's Word declares, "To die is gain."
Through the gloom we see a gleam,
All the redeemed shall meet again,
Where there are no farewell scenes.

Eternal life- gift of our Saviour.
Eternal home- gift of God's love.
Eternal rest- cease from all labor.
Eternal bliss, with God above.