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Elvira Karine Foss Dahlen
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Birth: Feb. 26, 1920
Grant County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Mar. 20, 2006
Elbow Lake
Grant County
Minnesota, USA

Elvira was born in Stony Brook Township, to Oluf and Kjersti (Sund) Foss. She was confirmed in 1934 at Rock Prairie Lutheran Church and attended school in District #30. In 1938, Elvira graduated from Elbow Lake High School. She was married to Vernon Dahlen on June 14, 1948, at Rock Prairie Lutheran Church and they had three daughters. Vernon and Elvira farmed in Erdahl Township, Grant County, Minnesota, with Vernon's brother Orlan Dahlen. Elvira lived on the farm until moving to the Crestview Manor in Evansville, MN in February 2005.

(from FAG member Connie Ferris 47541532)

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Elvira Dahlen Obituary

She was active with the Grant County Hospital Auxiliary and in the American Lutheran Church Women, serving as president for both organizations. She was a Sunday school teacher and superintendent for the Erdahl Lutheran Church and an active volunteer for Mother's Club and Band Boosters during her children's school years. She also served on the Elbow Lake Sister City board for a number of years. Her husband died Aug. 11, 1996. She lived on the farm until moving to the Crestview Manor in February 2005. She especially enjoyed the many gatherings with her extended Foss and Dahlen families to celebrate their special days. She was very close to her family and cherished the time she could spend with any of them.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brothers: Louis, Ole, Kermit, and Noble.

She is survived by her children: Charmayne (Charles) Sletten, Eden Prairie, Karen (Timothy) Schmidt, Ham Lake, and Joslyn (Robert) Larson, Moorhead; grandchildren: Kjersti, Marit, and Charlie Sletten, Max and Jessica Schmidt, and Kirsten (Matthew) Van Horne, Kayla, and Kendra Larson; and sister Gudrun J. Foss, Elbow Lake.

Visitation: Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service, and will resume one hour prior to services on Friday at the church

Service: 2 p.m. Friday at Peace Lutheran Church in Ashby

Clergy: Rev. Carol Olson

Burial: Erdahl Lutheran Cemetery

Funeral home: Erickson-Smith Funeral Home, Elbow Lake

Partial Obituary: Fergus Falls Daily Journal, Fergus Falls, Minnesota - March 24, 2006
Family links: 
  Oluf Niccolav Foss (1883 - 1959)
  Kjersti Sund Foss (1887 - 1936)
  Vernon Arthur Dahlen (1912 - 1996)*
  Elvira Karine Foss Dahlen (1920 - 2006)
  Gudrun Jonette Foss (1922 - 2012)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Same stone as Vernon Dahlen / Submitted with permission from P. Benson, Grant Co. Hist. Soc.
Erdahl Lutheran Cemetery
Grant County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Old - Lot 27
Created by: T Burt
Record added: Apr 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35847909
Elvira Karine <i>Foss</i> Dahlen
Added by: T Burt
Elvira Karine <i>Foss</i> Dahlen
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- T Burt
 Added: Sep. 25, 2012

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