Jane Dahl, 82, of Granite Falls, died Thursday, February 7, 2013, at the Granite Falls Hospital surrounded by her family and her clergy. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 13 at Granite Falls Lutheran Church with burial at Sparta Cemetery.
Jane M. (Knutson) Dahl was born in Granite Falls October 19, 1930.
Jane bravely struggled with Progressive Supra-nuclear Palsy (PSP), a rare neurodegenerative brain disease that has no known cause, treatment or cure.
Jane graduated from Granite Falls High School in 1949. On October 25, 1952, she married Lyndon A. Dahl, at Granite Falls Lutheran Church.
Jane is survived by her sister, Lorretta A. Knutson, of Granite Falls; children: Kathleen Dahl (Julien Renaud) of Rochester; David Dahl of Granite Falls; Marcia Huebner (Dan) of Portage, WI; Michael Dahl (Nancy) of Hanley Falls; and Lisa Fitzgerald (Kevin) of Shakopee; grandchildren: Benjamin Logan, Kai Logan, Marijke Logan, Christian Johnson, Mandy Starin (Casey), Jennifer Bazzanella (Marc), Jered Popowski, and Kelsey Popowski (Jeron Scanlon), Laura Dahl, Shelby Dahl, Jackson Fitzgerald, Andrew Fitzgerald, and Nicholas Fitzgerald; and six great-grandchildren.
Her husband Lyndon preceded her in death in 1992, as did her parents Olaf N. Knutson and Clara (Paulson) Knutson; brothers Marlein Knutson, Kermit Knutson, Floyd Knutson, and sister Virginia (Knutson) Swanson.
Jane lived an active life, devoted to her family and friends, and participated in her Bridge Club, Sewing Club, and other organizations that served her community, including the Ladies’ Auxiliary to VFW, American Legion Auxiliary and Women of the ELCA. She loved to read, spend time with her family and friends, and she particularly delighted in her time with her grandchildren. She had a clever sense of humor that she retained through her debilitating disease, often surprising and delighting family and friends.
Funeral arrangements were with the Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Granite Falls. www.wingbain.com