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Ronald Dahl

Ronald Dahl

May 29, 1937-Oct. 28, 2013

Ronald Edwin Dahl, 76, of Hawley, Minnesota, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2013 at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Fargo.

Ronald ("Ron") was born to parents Carl Edwin ("Eddie") Dahl and Ethel (Heimark) Dahl-Lewis on May 29, 1937 in Fargo.

After graduating from high school in Detroit Lakes (class of 1956), he served in the U.S. Air Force and continued his education at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Ron then began a lifelong career as a quality assurance engineer in the nuclear, aerospace, electronics, and communications industries.

Surviving Ron are his daughter, Kristin (Adam) Mead of Woodbury; son, Andrew Dahl of Woodbury; stepson, Charles Chapin of Buffalo, Minn.; stepdaughter, Julianna Cotthaus of Walden, N.Y.; brother, Steve (Marian) Dahl of Minnetonka; nephews, Darcy (Beth) Dahl of New York City, N.Y., and Eric (Kelly) Dahl of Matthews, N.C.; and great nieces and great nephews, Lucy, Ed, Jared and Madison.

His parents preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4 in Wright Funeral Home, Hawley, with interment at the Hawley Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a veteran's charity of your choice.

An online guestbook and video tribute are at