Kenneth R. Dalager, 92

Published 9:43 pm Thursday, January 13, 2022

Kenneth R. Dalager, 92

Kenneth Romaine Dalager, age 92, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022, at Mayo Clinic Hospital Rochester, Saint Marys Campus. Kenneth was born November 14, 1929, in Eagle Bend, Minnesota to John and Serena (Braaten) Dalager. He graduated from Austin High School and later in life attended Austin Vocational Technical School. On March 13, 1948, Kenneth married his high school sweetheart Laura Samuel and together had three children. He was a life-long Austin resident and a member of the First United Methodist Church and belonged to the Cedar Valley Gun Club. Kenneth loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and boating. He enjoyed woodworking, reading, bowling, playing cards, and taking frequent trips to southern Texas to visit family. Kenneth was a mechanic and after retiring from Hormel continued to work part time at Fynbo Welding. He loved to tinker and could fix anything. Kenneth had a good sense of humor and always had a joke and a story to tell. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include children, Joe (Pam) Dalager of St. Louis Park, MN, Michael (Julie) Dalager of Shoreview, MN, and Carol (Timothy) Prout of Boulder, CO; five grandchildren, Megan, Samantha, Stephanie, Nicholas, and Ethan; five great grandchildren; sister, Hazel Johnson; and special friend LaDonna Klapperick. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Serena Dalager; granddaughter, Lindsay Dalager; and brothers, Joe, Arthur, Robert, Earl, James, and Lloyd.

A private family service will be held. Memorials are preferred 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

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