Dahl Ancestor Obituaries

compiled from Annie's scrapbook
transcribed (more or less) by Doug Oleson in 2021

Jacob Peder Larson (1833-1921)

Jakob Peder Larson was born the seventh day of July, 1833, in Vefsen, Helgeland, Norway, and was married to Helen Mathison in 1863. They came to America in the year 1867 and settled down near Lansing, Iowa, and lived there about 12 years, moving to Dakota in 1879 where they settled on the homestead in Sinai township where their son Julius now lives. To Mr. and Mrs. Dahl in their happy union were born nine children, six of whom have passed into the Great Beyond ahead of their father. The three surviving are: Sam Dahl and Mrs. Albert (Hilda) Hillestad of Bangor township, and Julius Dahl of Sinai township. Thirty-three grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren also mourn him. Mr. Larson attained the ripe old age of 87 years, five months and 28 days. The last years of his life he passed at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. P. Thompson, until she passed away last year. He died at Sam Dahl's home. He had not been sick long, simply slept away.


Zacheus (Sam) Dahl (1872-1952)

Zacheus (Sam) J. Dahl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Larson Dahl was born at Lansing, Iowa, April 7, 1872. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. In the year of 1879, together with his parents, moved to Dakota Territory where they homesteaded near Sinai. On January 28, 1898, he was united in marriage to Marie Jepsen. For about six years they lived on the Pete Schade and John Oines farms. In the fall of 1903 they settled on their farm four miles south of Arlington. To this union eight children were born; Mrs. Florence Oleson; Mrs. Helma Nielsen of Miller; Arthur, who passed away the fall of 1946; Emil, Roy, Anna, Edwin and Alfred, all of Arlington. He became a member of Bangor Lutheran congregation in 1902 and remained a member until the congregation dissolved when he transferred to the Trinity Lutheran church in 1933. In the fall of 1946 he moved into Arlington and has made it his home. On April 25 he was taken ill with a heart attack and was taken to the Volga hospital where he passed away at the age of 80 years and 20 days. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, seven children, nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Four sisters and four brothers have preceeded him in death. Funeral services were held from the Maxwell Funeral home at 1:30 and from the Trinity Lutheran church at 2 o'clock Wednesday. Music for the services was furnished by Mrs. Rueben Skordahl and Mrs. Harry Jacobson, nieces of Mr. Dahl, and John Kvinge. Palbearers were all nephews of Mrs. Dahl: Elmer, Henry and Marvin Dahl, Clifford Dahl of Colridge, Neb., Arthur Hillestad of Lake Preston and Harry Hillestad of Brookings. He was buried in the Arlington cemetery.

Mary Jepson Dahl (1880-1966)

Funeral services were held here Monday for Mrs. Mary Dahl, 86, who passed away at the Brookings hospital. The Rev. Oliver N. Pederson being in charge of the services. Special music was provided by soloist, Gerald Moe, who was accompanied oat the organ by Mrs. Ray Liebsch. Pall bearers were Milford Jepson, Raymond Jepson, Marvin Dahl, Henry Dahl, Freddie Johnson and Art Hillestad, all nephews. Interment being in the Arlington cemetery. The Johnson-Henry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mary Dahl, daughter of Gotche and Mette Jepson, was born at Grenna, Denmark, February 2, 1880. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. January, 28, 1898 she was united in marriage to Zacheus J. Dahl, wo this unionj eight children were born. Three daughters, Florence Oleson; Mrs. Helma Nielsen, and Anna Dahl; five sons, Emil, rapid City; Arthur who passed away in 1946; Roy, Edwin and Alfred, all of Arlington. Mrs. Dahl leaves to mourn her passing seven children, nine grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Five brothers and one sister preceeded her in death.


Florence Dahl Oleson (1900-1970)

Services were held on April 25, 1970 for Florence Oleson, who passed away at St. Marys Hospital, Rochester, Minn., following surgery on April 23, 1970. Pastor Gerald W. Koehler was in charge of services, which were held in Trinity Lutheran Church, Arlington, SD. Special music was furnished by Gerald Moe, with Mrs. Ray Liebsch as accompanist. Bearers were Art Saha, Clifford Henrickson, Henry Dahl, Art Hillestad, Hart Erickson, and Gerhard Moe. Honorary bearers were the American Legion Auxiliary Ladies. Burial was at the Arlington City Cemetery. Florence Marvina Dahl was born September 15, 1900 near Sinai, SD to Mary and Zacheus Dahl. She was united in marriage to Andrew N Oleson on February 28, 1923 at her parents home near Arlington, SD. To this union four children were born: Gladys (Mrs. John VanderWal), Brookings; Mildred (Mrs. Norman Telkamp), Armour; Marvin, Arlington; and Donald of Albuquerque, NM. Her husband preceded her in death on May 16, 1952, her parents and one brother. She was baptized and confirmed in the Bangor Lutheran Church near Arlington, SD. She lived her entire life in the Arlington Community of which she took an active part in many activities, including the ALCW ladies and the Ladies American Legion Auxillary. Also surviving are: two sisters, Anna Dahl, Arliington; Helma Nielsen, Rapic City; four brothers, Emil, Rapid City, Roy, Edwin, and Alfred of Arlington; and 12 grandchildren: Peggy, Cathy, Nancy, Melody, and Terry VanderWal; Gary, Sharon, and Janelle Telkamp; Douglas, Susan, and Roger Oleson; and Andrew Oleson of Albuqueque, NM.

Andrew N Oleson (1895-1952)

Services were held Tuesday for Andrew N Oleson, long-time resident of the Arlington region, and who passed away the preceding Friday following a severe heart attack. Rev. E. J. Haanstad was in charge of the service which was held in the Trinity Lutheran church. Special music was furnished by Misses Connie Torgrude and Beverly Buchanan, with Mrs. Lewis Menzel as accompanist. Bearers were Chris Christensen, Chris Ovesen, Fred Anderson, Axel Osbeck, George Damm and Rollo Jack. A military graveside ceremony was conducted at the Arlington cemetery for the World War I veteran, with the Edgar L. Herrick Legion Post in charge. Andrew N Oleson was born February 8, 1895 to Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Olesen near Erwin, South Dakota. At an early age he moved with his parents to a farm near Arlington where he grew to manhood and received his education. In September 1917 he entered the Armed Forces of the United States where he served his country for 24 months, 18 months of which were spent in Germany and France. On February 28, 1923, he was united in marriage with Florence M. Dahl. To this union four children were born: Gladys (Mrs. John Vander Wal, Jr.) of Brookings; Mildred (Mrs. Norman Telkamp) of Sturgis; Marvin and Donald at home. He was an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Arlington of which he was a trustee for several years. The activities of the church were always uppermost in his life. He served on the local school board for many years. At the time of his passing he was Treasurer of the Winsor township, and Secretary-Treasurer of the Kingsbury County Farmers' Mutual Insurance Company. Although he was active in many other affairs he always had time to serve the American Legion and earned his thirty-year membership pin. In the spring of 1923 he began farming east of Arlington, later moving southwest of Arlington. In 1942 he and his family moved to the farm where he passed away suddenly May 16, 1952 at the age of 57 years, 3 months, 10 days. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife Florence; two daughters, two sons, one grandson, Gary Telkamp and one granddaughter, Peggy Ann Vander Wal. Also two sisters, Mrs. F. R. McCellan, Horton Kansas; Mrs. J. B. Titmarsh, Arlington; five brothers, Julius and Lewis, Arlington; Tony, Preston MN; George, Brookings; Roy, San Jose, CA; and many other relatives and friends.


Helma Dahl Nielsen (1904-1980)

Helma M. (Dahl) Nielsen, age 75, passed away suddenly February 8, 1980 at the home of her son in Dallas, Texas of an apparent heart attack. Helma was born March 22, 1904 to Zacheus and Mary Dahl in rural Arlington, SD. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She was united in marriage to Krestian E. Nielsen on October 17, 1922. She lived in the Arlington area until August of 1948, then moving to Miller, SD, where she operated the Green Lantern Cafe, later moving to Rapid City, SD in 1956. The last 3 years she has made her home in Arlington. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and the ALCW. Survivors include: her husband, Krestian; a son, Lloyd of Dallas, Texas; daughters Lois Sherwood of Hill City, SD, and Donna Faust of Miller, SD; a sister Anna Dahl and 4 brothers, Emil, Roy, Ed, and Alfred, all of Arlington; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, a brother Arthur and a sister Florence Oleson. She is buried at the Arlington cemetery.

Krestian E. Neilsen (1900-1986)

A memorial service and interment for Krestian E. Nielsen, 85, of Custer, will be held in the Arlington cemetery at a later date. He died May 26, 1986 in the Custer Community Hospital, and his body was cremated. Krestian E. Nielsen was born to Lars and Nikolena Jensen Neilsen near Arlington July 29, 1900. He was married to Helma M. Dahl on October 17, 1922. The couple farmed near Arlington until 1948, after which they operated the Green Lantern Cafe in Miller until August of 1956. They then moved to Rapid City. Krestian had been a resident of the hartman Haven Adult Foster Home since February of 1984. Survivors include a son, Lloyd C. of Colombo, Sri Lanka; two daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Lois) Sherwood of Hill City, and Mrs. Leland (Donna) Fischer of Wessington; eight grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helma in 1980, his parents, one brother, one sister, and an infant son.


Arthur Dahl (1905-1946)

Funeral services were held in Arlington Friday for Arthur Dahl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Dahl of Arlington who died at theVolga hospital last Tuesday morning. He had been brought to the Volga hospital with pneumonia a few days before his death, and on Sunday suffered a hemorrage. Mr. Dahl was in his 40's, and had been in frail health most of his life. He was a relative of the Marvin Nelson, E. P. Evenson, and Dr. E. K. Shefte families of Volga.


Emil Dahl (1902-1982)

Funeral Services will be held for Emil J. Dahl, 80, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Arlington today, Wednesday, July 21 at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the Arlington cemetery. Officiating at the services will be the Revs. Mark Svaren and Paul Andree. Pallbearers will be David Prohl, Jack Mulholland, Lowell Dahl, Wayne Johnson, Roger Oleson, and Marion Peterson. Music will be provided by Mrs. Martin Jensen, soloist and Robert Kallesen, organist. Emil Johan Dahl was born to Zacheus (Sam) and Mary Dahl at Arlington January 14, 1902. He was baptized and confirmed in the Bangor Lutheran church near the family home. On December 18, 1939, he was united in marriage to Cecile Bracken at Lanesboro, Minnesota. The couple resided in Arlington until 1956, when they moved to Rapid City. Emil was employed as a carpenter, both in Arlington and Rapid City. They returned to Arlington in 1978. Survivors include his wife Cecile, one daughter, Mrs. Garth W. (Marsha) Cold of Miami, Florida; and three brothers, Roy, Edwin, and Alfred, all of Arlington. He was preceded in death by one brother, Arthur, and two sisters, Florence Oleson and Helma Nielsen.


Roy Dahl (1909-1987)

Roy William Dahl, 78, Arlington, died Thursday in the Brookings Hospital. Mr. Dahl was born April 20, 1909, on the family farm south of Arlington. He attended Bangor Township school and later married Amanda Skogus on Feb. 23, 1935 in Glendive, Montana. He worked as a carpenter in Arlington until retiring in 1977. Survivors include his wife; a brother, Edwin, Arlington; a sister, Anna Dahl, Arlington; and nieces and nephews. Services will begin at 2 p.m. Monday in the Trinity Lutheran Church, Arlington. BUrial will be in the Arlington City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bob Heylens, Keith Rounds, Alonzo Nelson, Mark Hanson, Roger Oleson, and Luther Johnson.

Marie Amanda Skogus Dahl (1909-1987)

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Trinity Lutherna Church at Arlinngton for Marie Amanda Dahl, 84, of Arlington. Mrs. Dahl died Aug. 6 at the Arlington Care Center. Paster Loren Odland officiated. Pall bearers were Charles Olson, Lowell Dahl, Hart Erickson, Sheldon Peterson, Wenzel Steffensen, and Wayne Reit. Burial was in the Arlington City Cemetery. Marie Amanda Skogus was born March 13, 1908 on the family farm near Arlington, the daughter of Lars and Tillie (Hugus) Skogus. She attended rural school near Arlington.l On Feb. 23, 1935, she married Roy Dahl at Glendive, Montana. He died in 1987. Mrs. Dahl worked in the Arlington City Cafe until her retirement. Survivors include a brother, Arthur Skogus of Libby, Montana, and three sisters: Lillian Thomson, Olga Nadwornick, and Mavis Moholt, all of Glendive.


Alfred Gutche Dahl (1915-1987)

Funeral services were held for Alfred Gutche Dahl, 71, in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Arlington Friday morning, April 24. Interment was in the Arlington City Cemetery. He died in the Kingsbury County Memorial Hospital in Lake Preston April 21, 1987 following a lengthy illness. Officiating at the services was Rev. Dwane Shay. Pallbearers were Lowell Dahl, Charles Olson, Ronald Moe, Charles Christensen, Daniel Madsen and Don Johnson. Music was provided by Dean Josephsen, soloist, and Mrs. Ray Liebsch, organist. Alfred Gutche Dahl was born to Zacheus and Mary Dahl on their farm southeast of Arlington June 24, 1915. He grew up on the farm and attended rural school in Bangor Township. He was married to Alvina Kvinlog December 28, 1945. The couple farmed in the Arlington area, taking over his family farm in the fall of 1946. After his health failed, the couple moved into the Parkview Apartment Complex in Arlington. Mr. Dahl had served as a councilman and other capacities of the Bangor and Trinity Lutheran Curches, of which he was a lifelong member. Survivors include his wife Alvina of Arlington; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Janice) Hansen of Ames, IA; two brothers, Roy and Edwin, both of Arlington; a sister, Anna Dahl, also of Arlington; two grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Emil and Arthur, and two sisters, Mrs. Andrew (Florence) Oleson and Mrs. Chris (Helma) Nielsen.


Anna Jepsen Johnson Benson (1883-1963)

Mrs. Anna Benson passed away at the Brookings hospital where she had been confined for the past week following a severe stroke. Anna Fredrika Jepsen was born in Denmark on January 20, 1883 and came to the United States when eleven years old to the Volga area. She was confirmed in the Sinai Lutheran church and in 1904 was married to John B. Johnson. Three children were born to this union: Freddie, George and Mae (Mrs. Lewie Olesen) all of Sinai. Mr. Johnson died in 1918. In 1923 she married Lars Benson who passed away in 1948. She was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers. Surviving her are her three children, all of Sinai, four grandchildren and one great granchild and one sister, Mrs. Mary Dahl of Arlington and many nieces and nephews. Rudes Funeral home was in charge of the arrangements. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the Sinai Lutheran church at 2 o'clock. Rev. T. A. Knudson was in charge. Burial was in the West cemetery. Pallbearers were Le Rue, Loren and LeRoy Olesen, Danny Barker, Edwin and Roy Dahl.

John B. Johnson (1872-1918)

Some two weeks ago, John B. Johnson had the misfortune to step upon a rusty nail that had been lying in the earth. The nail penetrated his foot for some depth and the wound was treated with home remedies. After a few days, blood poisoning set in and he went to Volga and consulted a physician. The next day he returned to Volga and remained at the hospital for a few days, returning home the beginning of last week. His foot was then healed on the outside, and it was thought that he would soon be entirely cured of his trouble. After he had been home for some time, tetanus developed and Dr. Torwick was immediately summoned. He administered an injection of anti-tetanus serum and advised Mr. Johnson to go to Rochester for treatment. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson and Raymond Snider left Volga last Friday evening for Rochestor and Raymond states that Mr. Johnson gradually grew worse on the way and that before the destination was reached he was unable to make himself understood. It would appear that nothing could be done to relieve Mr. Johnson's sufferings and he passed away at the hospital on Monday of this week. The remains were brought to Volga Tuesday evening and to Sinai Wednesday. Mr. Johnson was a highly respected citizen of Sinai township and his death has been a great shock to the entire community.



Julius K. Dahl (1879-1928)

Julius Kristian Dahl was born on the old homestead in Lake Sinai township December 25, 1879, of parents Jacob Larson Dahl and Helene Dahl. He has resided here ever since, with the exception of the last three months which were spent in the hospital at Sanator. He was united in marriage to Anna Peterson on December 12, 1905. Of this union was born eight children, one of whom, Julia Mathilda, died as an infant, four months old, on April 22, 1907. Julius Dahl passed away at his home January 21, 1928 at 12 o'clock noon, after an illness of about a year. He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife and seven children, Clifford, Julia, Jasper, Sadie, Hazel, Wesley, and Doris, and one brother Sam Dahl of Arlington. One other brother, four sisters and parents having preceeded him. The funeral services were held last Thursday afternoon at the Sinai Lutheran Church. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to Mrs. Dahl and the children at this time. He is buried in the Sinai West Cemetery.



Hilda Dahl Hillestad (1874-1922)

Hilda Georgia Dahl was born in Lansing Iowa on May 7, 1874 of parents Jacob Larson Dahl and Helene Dahl. She came with her parents to South Dakota where they settled in Lake Sinai township, Brookings county in 1879. She was married to Albert Hillestad of Bangor township on August 9, 1890. She was left a widow on January 26, 1912. Of their union was born 8 children, one of whom, Josephine, died as an infant 9 months old on September 2, 1893. The children who survive to mourn a good and loving mother are: Mrs. John Den Otter of Volga; Amanda of Volga; Julius, Arthur, Harry, Evelyn, and Pearl, who were all at home with their mother when she went to her long sleep on Sunday evening. She is buried in the Sinai West Cemetery.



Nels Jepson (1872-1950)

Nels Jepson, son of Gotche Joachin and Mette Maria Jepson, was born at Grenna, Denmark on April 27, 1872. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. At the age of 17 he came to America to locate at Volga, SD. He was united in marriage to Emma Johnson of Brookings November 20, 1894. To this union were born 9 children. Their youngest son, Paul, passed away when three years old. They lived on several different farms in Brookings county and a few years at Mott, ND. About 28 years ago they moved to Arlington, which has since been his residence. In the fall of 1926, his wife, Emma, passed away. For a few years he made his home with relatives. Then in 1933 on April 14, he was united in marriage to Julie Buck of Arlington. He died in the Volga hospital on January 30, at the age of 78 years, 8 months, and 3 days. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, Julie, children (Alma) Mrs. John Larson of Solway, MN; Carl, Moose WY; Mrs. Esther Graham, Long Beach; (Helma) Mrs. L. G. Iddings, Kelso, WA; (Sarah) Mrs. Harry Williams, St Petersburg, FL; (Judith) Mrs. Harvey Austin, Mott, ND; (Pearl) Mrs. Carl Christensen, Lake Preston; and M-Sgt. Herman Jepson in Alaska. Also two brothers Martin of Arlington and Marinus of Canada; two sisters, Mrs. Sam Dahl of Arlington and Mrs. Anna Benson of Sinai; several nephews and nieces and 15 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Maxwell Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Saturday, February 3 with Rev. Stein officiating. Burial is in Arlington cemetery. Pall bearers were Albert Christensen, Harry Martinson, Oscar Stangland, Nels Larson, Halvor Lee, and Arthur Brose.


Rosetta Peterson (1915-1982)

Funeral services were held for Rosetta Peterson, 67, at the Trinity Lutheran Church Monday morning, January 3, 1983. Interment was in the Arlington City Cemetery. Officiating at the services were the Revs. Mark Svaren and Paul Andree. Pallbearers were Robert Gunderson, Dick Ivers, Max Tuttle, John Nelson, Roger Oleson and Lowell Dahl. Music was provided by Mrs. Martin Jensen, soloist, and Robert Kallesen, organist. Rosetta M. Greathouse was born to Ivan and Mae Nelson Greathouse in Hetland June 19, 1915. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and also attended the Hetland Congregational Church. Following high school, Rosetta was employed as a secretary in the Chamberlain Hospital in Chamberlain, SD. In 1942 she moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she was employed by Parker Appliance Company. She was united in marriage to Marion E. Peterson in Cleveland June 6, 1942. The couple moved to Arlington in 1946 and have been residents since that time. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, the ALCW, American Legion Auxillary, Knitting Club, and Civic League. Survivors include her husband, Marion, three daughters; Mrs. James (Sonja) Whitehorn, Mrs. D.A. (Sharla) Coon, and Mrs. Robert (Sheryl) Leekley, all of Petersburg, Alaska; one son, Sheldon of Sioux Falls; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Kenwood (Marjorie) Cleveland of San Diego, CA, and Mrs. Everette (Norma) Swanson of Chamberlain, SD.