James Stanford Dalager, 100

Published 7:18 am Tuesday, July 30, 2019

James Stanford Dalager, 100, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 28, 2019, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home in Austin surrounded by his loving family.

James Stanford Dalager, 100

James was born Dec. 16, 1918, in Eagle Bend, Minnesota, the son of John and Serena (Braaten) Dalager. He grew up and attended school in Eagle Bend until his family moved to the Lansing, Minnesota, area, where he began to farm. On Jan. 1, 1941, James was united in marriage to Esther Lysne in Austin. After the couple got married, they moved to the Brownsdale, Minnesota, area, where he continued to farm. In 1971, the couple then moved to Austin and James went to work for Ulland Construction, retiring in 1983. James and Esther liked to travel and enjoyed wintering in Texas. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a member of the Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church and belonged to the Moose Lodge in Austin. James will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his wife, Esther Dalager of Austin; son, Darrel (Linda Corso) Dalager of Savage, Minnesota; four grandchildren, Lori (Greg) Stackhouse of Hayfield, Minnesota, Jeffrey (Rhonda) Dalager of Prior Lake, Minnesota, David (Connie) Sheedy of Little Elm, Texas, and Todd (Daria) Dalager of Lake City, Minnesota; four great-grandchildren, Blaine (Kathrine) Stackhouse of Hayfield, Brandie Stahlecker of Le Sueur, Minnesota, J.B. Stackhouse of Owatonna, Minnesota, and Elyse Dalager of Lake City; brother, Kenneth Dalager of Austin; and sister, Hazel Johnson of Moscow, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Serena Dalager; one daughter, Eileen Sheedy; daughter-in-law, Judy Dalager; brothers, Joe Dalager, Robert Dalager, Art Dalager and Lloyd Dalager; brother-in-law, Harvey Lysne; and sisters-in-law, Edna Potter, Agnes Lerud and Barb Ramsey.

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Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church in rural Austin with Pastor Richard Hegal officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church. Interment will be in Red Oak Grove Lutheran Cemetery in rural Austin. Memorials can be directed to recipient of donor’s choice. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.