Virgil W. Dallman, 90, of Willmar died Saturday, January 4, 2014, at Bethesda Heritage Center in Willmar. His funeral service was held on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar with spring interment at Fairview Cemetery in Willmar. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church. Virgil W. Dallman was born May 17, 1923, in Lyon County, the son of Otto and Martha (Liskey) Dallman. He was the youngest of seven children (one sister and five brothers).
Virgil was baptized and confirmed at Yellow Medicine Church, Hanley Falls. He grew up in the Hanley Falls area and graduated from Hanley Falls High School. In 1943, he entered the U.S. Army where he joined the Paratroopers, assigned to the 82nd Airborne, training at Fort Benning, GA and Fort Bragg, NC. After serving three years, Virgil received an honorable discharge in 1946. On June 28, 1952, Virgil was united in marriage to Betty Kile, a teacher in Granite Falls, at Hope Lutheran Church in Minneota. They were blessed with two daughters and three grandchildren. Virgil’s vocation for 40 years was in sales.
After living in Granite Falls for 49 years, Virgil and Betty moved to Willmar in 1995. As a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, he served as an usher, greeter and a participant in NTY. In his younger days, Virgil enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.
Virgil is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty of Willmar; daughters: Stefani (Wayne) Hanson of Brooklyn Park, Melani (Dustin) Amundson of Rogers; grandchildren: Cassandra Hanson of Brooklyn Park, Christian Aamodt of Rogers, and Noah Amundson of Rogers; cousin, Mildred Gullickson of Granite Falls; and other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Pearl; and five brothers: Lyle, Lester, LeRoy, Wilson and Donald.
Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar. www.hafh.org