Roland Harold Dahl, 89

Published 10:09 am Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Roland Harold Dahl, 89, of Blooming Prairie, died Oct. 19, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital, in Rochester.



Ronnie Dahl was born July 25, 1925, in Dodge County, Minnesota, to Harold and Lydia (Baumgartner) Dahl. He served in the Philippines during WWII for the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946.

After the service he came back home to work for Lysne Construction; during this time he met his wife June Ebenhoh, and they were married on June 30, 1948, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Shortly after, Ronnie got a job at Hormel Foods. They moved around the area for a few years, finally settling down south of Blooming Prairie out in the country. He enjoyed all the animals he and June had out on the farm, and especially his John Deer tractors. He retired from Hormel foods after 39 years. In retirement he enjoyed spending time with his family; according to his grandkids “he was the best papa” and to the great-grand-kids “the best poopa.”

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He was preceded in death by parents; sisters: Delores (infant sister) Mildred Boyden, Donna Carlson, Judith Williamson.

Ronnie is survived by his wife of 66 years, June Ebenhoh Dahl of Blooming Prairie; children: Rita (Roger) Louks, Shawn Dahl; grandchildren: Heidi (Mike), Heather (Ryan), Seth (Lisa), Casey (Tasha), Dalton; great-grandchildren: Brody, Matt, Spencer, Sami, Cody, Calin, Avery, Khloe, Ryanna, Brynlee; sisters: Shirley Westing and Sonja (Jim) Williamson; June’s siblings: Donna Sekyora, Roy (Renee) Ebenhoh, Betty (Darel) Johnson, Bev (Dennis) Nelson; many nieces and nephews; and beloved dog Pookie who was never seen far from his side.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home, Owatonna, with a one hour visitation before the service starting at 10 a.m. Interment Hillside Cemetery Rural Claremont. For more information or to leave an online condolence go to