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Donna Lou Dahl

Private Funeral Service for Donna Dahl will be held at Bayview Freeborn Funeral Home on Saturday (6/13). Rev. Erica Cunningham will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Bayview Freeborn Funeral Home where they will be forwarded to the family. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com

Donna Lou Dahl, age 93 of Albert Lea, MN, passed away on Saturday, June 6th at Thorne Crest Retirement Center surrounded by her loving family.

Donna was born April 17, 1927 in Manly, IA to John and Alpha Walk. She was a graduate of Albert Lea High School. On May 17, 1947 she was married to Omar Dahl in Albert Lea and together they raised eight children. The couple lived around and in Albert Lea all their lives. Donna worked at the Stables Supper Club for 32 years.

Everybody was always welcome at the Dahl family home. Donna was a wonderful cook and she had many holidays and family gatherings. Her favorite thing in life was taking care of her family and her and Omar’s gin rummy card games. Donna’s kind and gentle nature will always be missed.

She is survived by her eight children: Patricia (Bill) Clifford, Sandra Nelson (Special friend Bill Raatz), Catherine O’Donnell (Special friend Bob Schaitz), Dean (Lisa) Dahl, Donnell (Dale) Haukoos, David (Kathie) Dahl, Jody (Mike) Johnson, and Jamie (Sam) Kirsch; 13 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; one sister-in-law Marvel Dahl.

Donna was preceded in death by her husband Omar and her parents, brothers; Wayne (Sally) Walk, Daryl Walk, Arlo Walk and sister Phyllis Walk.

The family wants to thank the wonderful staff at Thorne Crest for the care and love they gave our mother. Her children and grandchildren will love and miss her forever.  

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Jamie & family

So sorry for your loss.

With deepest sympathy,
Deb Chance

JRLarson2001@hotmail.com Jun 16 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences to the Dahl family. I am so sorry for your loss. Heaven has another angel.

Nancy Boran Jun 13 2020 12:00 AM

Our love and condolences to Donna's family. Remembering being at the Fountain Street house for a party and Donna serving us from the kitchen. Also, all the times we saw her waitressing at the Stables Supper Club. We loved hearing stories from Aunt Jewell about her and Donna's younger days. We think about her every time we pass her Fountain Street home.

langnlang@charter.net Jun 12 2020 12:00 AM

Barb & Neil Lang

Barb & Neil Lang Jun 12 2020 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to all of Donnas family. May you have peace and joy with your memories.
Jeff Olson

Jeff Olson Jun 12 2020 12:00 AM

Neighbors just like family. Hell they are family. Kids had gramma Walks. Day or night open house always ready to help. Love and God Bless all your families.

Bub and Dan Jun 10 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Donnell and Family.
I am so very sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Gary Christensen Jun 10 2020 12:00 AM

Pat and family. Am so sorry to hear your mother passed away. She was a gift to her friends. I remember her when you lived just outside Geneva and we went to high school together. It's been many years. Love and God Bless you and your siblings.

Steve Pence Jun 10 2020 12:00 AM

You are an awesome family and were so very good to your Mom. I loved visiting with her at Thorne Crest and will miss her terribly. She was so good to my Mom and made her feel so welcome and comfortable there. Love to you all.

Sue Callahan and Naomi McNaughton

Sue Callahan Jun 10 2020 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you remember your mom. She was such a sweet lady. I hope the memories you have of her help to fill the void that she has left.

blanshanbrenda@yahoo.com Jun 9 2020 12:00 AM

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