Donald Bernard Dahl

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  • Name: Donald Bernard Dahl
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: September 5, 1926
  • Date of Death: January 5, 1988
  • Parents: Rudolph Dahl & Agnes (Froembgen) Dahl
  • High School and Class: 1944 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Marine Corp
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  • Date Sworn In: October 19, 1944
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  • Date of Discharge: August 20, 1946
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Donald Bernard Dahl
    Race: White
    Age: 19
    Birth Date: September 5, 1926
    Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: August 26, 1946 (re-signed with the draft)
    Employer: Unemployed
    Weight: 180
    Height: 5-9
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Other characteristic:: Tattoo mark on left forearm; scar on right thumb
    Next of Kin: Mrs. Rudolph Dahl, mother, Calumet, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Donald Dahl married Kay Sutton in 1950 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He worked at Cleveland-Cliffs Mine at Calumet for 16 years and then moved to St Cloud in 1962 where he was a correctional counselor at Minnesota Correctional Facility-St. Cloud until retiring in 1973. He was a volunteer for the Women’s Guild for many years and he and his wife currently operated Dahl Day Care Center. He was a member of VFW Post 428 in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

    Donald died in St. Cloud, Minnesota and is buried in Assumption Cemetery, St. Cloud, MN (Sec. 7, Block 1, Lot 2A, Grave 2). He is survived by his wife; daughters and son, Cathy Schmitz, James D., Donna (Darrell) Gerdes, and Janet (Michael) Dahlman; seven grandchildren; and sisters, Tudie (Art) Patton, Betty (Wally) Probst, and Goldie Holman. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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