Alice Lucille Dahl

  • Name: Alice Lucille Dahl
  • Location of Birth: Moorhead, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: Ju;ly 25, 1912
  • Date of Death: April 29, 1947
  • Parents: George Dahl & Kaia (Rogen) Dahl
  • High School and Class: 1929 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College: Itasca Junior College, Coleraine, Minnesota
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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    Newspaper article: September 1944 – Miss Alice Dahl received a telegram this week notifying her of appointment with the Red Cross, probably for overseas duty. Miss Dahl was interviewed in St. Louis, Mo., a few weeks ago. In June she resigned as head of the commercial department of the high school at Austin, where she was employed for several years. She is a graduate of Itasca Junior College in Coleraine and of the University of Minnesota and has worked in the University Business School several summers. Miss Dahl, who is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Dahl, reports at Red Cross headquarters in Washington, D.C. the 4th of September for assignment.

    Newspaper article: 1944 – Writing home from England, Alice Dahl tells her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Dahl, that “the world is small.” Arriving in England, she called her brother, Kermit, and gave him the surprise of his life, as he did not even know that she had left the United States. She is overseas with the Red Cross.

    Newspaper article: 1944 – A telegram received last Friday from the War Department by Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Dahl told them that their daughter Alice is in a hospital in England, recovering from a major operation performed the 6th of December. This was the first time the Dahls learned of their daughter’s illness.

    Newspaper article: March 1945 – Miss Alice Dahl, with the Red Cross in England, writes her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Dahl, how rapidly she is improving in health following a critical operation of several months ago. She was released from the hospital early this month and is now at Oxford, England, until such time as she is well enough to return to the States. She was so fortunate as to have her brother, Sgt. Kermit Dahl, stationed in the same hospital where she was so ill, and Dr. Joseph Murphy of Coleraine was also a member of the hospital staff. Miss Dahl tells in her letter of her brother Kermit playing in an orchestra, as he has played all the time he has been in England and previous to that, in the States, and of attending a dance where his orchestra played and of his being featured in several trumpet solos.

    Newspaper article: April 1945 – Mr. and Mrs. George Dahl were pleasantly surprised last week to receive a call from their daughter Alice from South Carolina. Alice is a Red Cross worker, and has been confined to a hospital in England for the past few months. She has been returned to the States to convalesce from her illness

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    World War II

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    Alice Dahl held a position as a commercial teacher at Austin, Minnesota and Wadena, Minnesota, after which she served one year overseas with the Red Cross and one year at the Red Cross Headquarters in Washington. D.C.

    Alice died in St. Paul, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 29, Lot 19). She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Dahl; four sisters, Carmen (William) Betz, Grace (Clifford) Swenson, Doris (John) Lentini, and Evelyn Dahl; and four brothers, Kermit, Renny, George Jr., and Jimmy.

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