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NORMA DAHL
March 13, 1924 - June 22, 2015

Norma Dahl, 91, of Canton, MN, died peacefully with her family at her side on Monday, June 22, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, MN. Norma was born on March 13, 1924 in Houston County, MN to Gilbert and Emma (Vick) Traaen. She and her twin brother were delivered by their father. Norma grew up in Houston County in a family of 4 sisters, Gladys, Verna, Evelyn and LaVaughn and 4 brothers, Nels, Clifford, Norman, and Clifton. On December 16, 1941, she married Melvin Dahl in Mabel, and they were blessed with 2 daughters, Marilyn and Norene. They were married 56 years when Melvin passed away Dec. 20, 1998. Norene passed away April 28, 2001.

Norma was very dedicated to her family and her work. She enjoyed decorating cakes. Norma played in a couple of bands and with several musicians at nursing homes around the area.

She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn, of Canton; her sister, LaVaughn Blagesvedt of Houston, MN; grandchildren, Candis (Shane) Miller, Tina (Tom) Dodd, Andrew (Amber) Torgerud, Joleen (Andy) Anderson ,Jaimie Hammon, and Jenni (Sam) Ortman; 14 great grandchildren; and her "adopted son" Ron Vick.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin; daughter, Norene; great grandson, Parker; 3 sisters and 4 brothers.

Funeral services will be at 11 am on Friday, June 26th at Garness Trinity Lutheran Church, Mabel. Rev. Mary Waudby will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Thurs., at Mengis Funeral Home, Mabel and visitation will also be one hour prior to the service at the church Friday.

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