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December 29, 1938 - June 13, 2013

Avon was born December 29, 1938 in Caledonia, Minnesota to Palma Hagen (Robert Fritz). She attended Caledonia schools and on February 16, 1955 she married Maurice Dahl, Sr. at the Burr Oak Lutheran Parsonage.  They lived, farmed, and raised their twelve children on Maurice‚Äôs home farm in Hesper Township.  They recently moved to the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.  She was a member of the Hesper Lutheran Church and enjoyed spending time with family, flowers, gardening, canning, crafts, and bingo lottery.

Avon passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 13, 2013 at the Gundersen Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin at the age of 74.

Avon is survived by her husband Maurice Sr. of Mabel, Minnesota; twelve children Maurice Jr. (Nancy) of Burr Oak, Iowa, Bruce Sr. (Doreen) of Decorah, Iowa, Carol (Sam) Gipple of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Joyce (Randy) Halverson of Calmar, Iowa, Mary Beth (Michael) Whalen of Burr Oak, Iowa, Richard (Kathy) of Burr Oak, Iowa, Sandy (Willie) Lorch of Decorah, Iowa, Leslie of Decorah, Iowa, Jeff (Val) of Elgin, Iowa, Steve, Sr. of Decorah, Iowa, Brian (Laurie) of Ossian, Iowa, and Michael (Carri) of Cresco, Iowa; fifty-three grandchildren; fifty-four great grandchildren; a brother Burnell (Terri) Nelson of Michigan; a brother Ardis (Sharon) Nelson of Arizona; brother-in-law Arnold (Violet) Dahl of Waterloo, Iowa; sister-in-law Norma Dahl of Canton, Minnesota; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter Brianna Dahl in 2006; and a sister Linda Betts in 2011.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at the Hesper Lutheran Church with the Rev. Matt Larson officiating. Burial will be in the Hesper Lutheran Cemetery.  Visitation will be 3-7 pm Monday, June 24 at the Hesper Lutheran Church and again one hour prior to services.

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