Arthur Martin “Art” Dahl, the son of Arthur M. and Minnetta (Nelson) Dahl, was born in the rural Barton, North Dakota, home of his parents on October 11, 1929. He died at the age of 81 years on Friday, June 10, 2011, at the Hillsboro Health Care. Arthur was raised in the rural Baron home of his parents and graduated from Barton High School.He later completed a one year program in Electrician training at the State School of Science in Wahpeton, North Dakota.He farmed the home farm for a while and then decided to enlist in the U.S. Navy on August 12, 1952.While in the Navy, he took several courses in radio and radar avionics and served an overseas tour aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Kearsarge, stationed off of Japan and SE Asia.On July 31, 1956, he was honorably discharged from active duty and returned to Barton and resumed operating the home farm and also worked for an electrician in Rugby as time permitted.Not too much later, his mother purchased the Hans Thingvold farm while caring for Hans full-time, and Art began to farm that land as well. During the winter, he worked in Fresno, CA, for a couple of years.Other winters he stayed in North Dakota and repaired two-way radio systems in surrounding counties for the Motorola service agency in Devils Lake.Art was once married to Dolores “Dolly” Duff and they were blessed with five children.Art was a lifetime member of the Barton Lutheran Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Naomi (Jason) Hass of Hillsboro; three sons, Arthur A. “Sonny” (Pam) of Kindred, Jon of Harwood, and Dan (Ann) of Coldfoot, Alaska; four grandchildren, Alex, Jalie, and Coy Hass of Hillsboro, and Braidy Dahl of Kindred; one brother, Richard (Bernice) of Minot; one sister, Margaret Rogelstad of Moorhead, Minnesota; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by one daughter in infancy, Josephine Marie; three sisters, Marion Neuhalfen, Elaine Anderson, and Norma Good; and his parents.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at Barton Lutheran Church, Barton. Pastor Mike Pretzer officiated.Burial was in Persilla Watts Cemetery, Rugby. Full military honors were accorded by the Clarence Larson American Legion Post #23, Honor and Color Guard of Rugby and the North Dakota Military Funeral Honors Detail.
Music was provided by Cindie Haakenson, organist, and the congregation.
Honorary bearers were all family and friends.
Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, Rugby.
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