Otis Dahl

Otis Dahl

Murray County, Minnesota, USA
Death 3 Aug 1925 (aged 36)
Saint Peter, Nicollet County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Murray County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 168723120 · View Source
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The John Jasperson home on East Rolland St. was saddened this week when on Monday the news reached here that Otis Dahl had died that day at St. Peter sanatarium, where he had been taken just two weeks previous for medical care.

Otis Dahl was born in Dovray township, Murray county, Feb. 7, 1889 and died at St. Peter, Minn., August 3 at the age of 36 years, 5 months, and 26 days. His parents, Iver and Mary Dahl being among the pioneers of Murray county. Here he went to the country schools and grew to manhood, coming to Tracy to make his home when he was a young man twenty-six years old.
He was united in marriage to Miss Clara Shellum at Slayton, Minn., Jan.4, 1916 and immediately came to Tracy to live in the John Jasperson home, where his wife had for several years been the efficient housekeeper. The continued to make their home with Mr. Jasperson, while Mr. Dahl entered the employ of Mr. Jasperson and where under his excellent tutorage he became a very proficient blacksmith. On July 10th during the hot spell which swept the country at that time he became overheated and complained of a severe headache and later went home where he was made comfortable and he remained quiet for several days, a part of the time going to the home of his relatives near Willow Lake. His condition gradually became worse and it was thought best that he be taken where he might receive the best of care, so on Tuesday, July 14, he was taken to the sanitarium at St. Peter, Minn. He gradually grew worse, however, and although everything that good care and loving hands could do for him was done, he passed away Monday evening at 8:30pm, death being caused by acute myrocarditis. His remains were brought to Tracy on the afternoon train Tuesday accompanied by his sister, Lena, and his brother, Iver, who were with him when he passed away. During his stay at the sanitarium his wife and other relative had visited him but he did not recognize them. The funeral was held from the home on Rolland St., yesterday afternoon at 1:00 pm and from the Willow Lake Lutheran church at 2:00 pm Rev. U.L. Larsen, the pastor, conducting the services, and his remains laid to rest in the Willow Lake cemetery beside those of his parents and grandparents.

Mr. Dahl was a member of the Willow Lake Lutheran church and Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Ivy Leaf Rebekah Lodge of Tracy and was at all time a faithful member in each. He leave to mourn his early demise besides his devoted wife; four sons, Marion, aged nine. Orville, aged seven, Jerome, aged five and Donald, aged two and a half years; five sisters, Lena and Matilda at the old home near Willow Lake; Mrs. Ed Bannon, Williams, Minn.; Mrs. Charles Grass, Davenport, Iowa; Mrs. Andrew Swenhaugen of Westbrook and three brothers, Iver, Henry, and Oscar, who live on the old homestead.

Mr. Dahl was a kind and indulgent husband and father, always striving to do whatever he could for the comfort of his family. He was a true christian man, clean cut in all his dealings with his fellow men and will be greatly missed in the circle in which he moved. As an assistant in the John Jasperson blacksmith shop he will be greatly missed, for here too he was prized for his sterling worth. The beautiful floral tributes at his funeral testified to the esteem in which he was held by those who knew him.

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  • Created by: Jean Humeniuk
  • Added: 20 Aug 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 168723120
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Otis Dahl (7 Feb 1889–3 Aug 1925), Find a Grave Memorial no. 168723120, citing Willow Lake Lutheran Cemetery, Murray County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Jean Humeniuk (contributor 47488633) .