Orvis Joseph Dahl

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Wednesday, October 6, 1937
Date of Death:
Monday, October 8, 2018
Age:
81 years old

Visitation

Date: Friday October 12, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Redeemer Lutheran Church [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Saturday October 13, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Redeemer Lutheran Church [ view map ]

Memorial Service

Date: Saturday October 13, 2018
Time: 11:00 am

Location: Redeemer Lutheran Church [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Wednesday, October 6, 1937
Date of Death:
Monday, October 8, 2018
Age:
81 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Wednesday, October 6, 1937
Date of Death:
Monday, October 8, 2018
Age:
81 years old

Orvis Joseph Dahl

Orvis Joseph Dahl born in Chatfield, MN, passed away Monday, October 8, 2018.

Orvis was the son of Elvin and Anorah (Kolstad) Dahl born October 6, 1937. He was baptized and confirmed at Pilot Mound Lutheran Church. He went to Thorson Country School from September 1943 to May 1951 and graduated from Chatfield High School in June 1955.

He married the love of his life, Phyllis Ellen Wobschall at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mazeppa, MN on October 31, 1959.

Orvis served in the Army, stationed in Oklahoma City, OK before returning to Rochester, MN where he worked first in General Service at Mayo Clinic and Respiratory Therapy. He then went on to become a respiratory therapist, and later became supervisor until he retired in 1994. He was the president of the Minnesota Society of Respiratory in 1973 and 1984.

Orvis led a full, rich life. He greatly enjoyed many outdoor activities including hunting and fishing. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church since 1964, where he served as an Elder for several years. He enjoyed traveling and casino trips with his family and friends. He had a great sense of humor and was always ready to share a story or joke to make those around him laugh. He also loved spending time playing card games with his grandchildren and treating them to donuts every chance he could.

Orvis is survived by his wife, Phyllis; children, Michelle (David) Blanchard, Stacy Danks, and Joseph (Jolene) Dahl; his sister, Doris Horsman; brother, Gordon (Carole) Dahl; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his in-laws, Harold (Janis) Wobschall, Gerald (Georgeann) Wobschall, William Wobschall, Donald (Butch) Wobschall, Laurel Johns, and Lou Jean Ingham.

He is preceded in death by his eldest daughter, Shari Oldenburg; grandson, Colton Oldenburg; his parents, Elvin and Anorah Dahl; his brother, Edward Dahl; brother-in-law, Duane Horsman; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Percy and Lavina Wobschall; sister-in-law, Sandra Wobschall; and brother-in-law, LeRoyce Ingham.

A memorial service in honor of Orvis will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Redeemer Lutheran Church with Rev. Benjamin Loos officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the Mazeppa American Legion Post #588. A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 12 at Redeemer Lutheran Church and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

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I knew Orv when I worked with Anesthesia many years ago and really enjoyed his humble, hard-working approach to his job and his nice sense of humor. I also knew Shari from when we worked together in accounting. She was a wonderful person too. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. 

Very sorry to hear of Orv's death. My sympathies to the family. 

Phyllis and family,


Orv and I are so sorry for the loss of this wonderful man.   Whenever we saw him he had a smile on his face and had a good joke to share.  We know that he really enjoyed life and we are grateful that he was part of our family.  There are certain people in this world that, even when you hadn't seen them for a while, you always felt like you picked up right where you left off the last time you spoke.  He will be greatly missed by a lot of people.  Know that we are holding each of you close in our hearts and we pray that one day we will meet up again and enjoy a good laugh with him.  Our deepest condolences to you all.


Orv and Janell


 

Symphony to all of his family. You are in our thoughts and prayers 

Uncle Orvis was a good man! My thoughts and prayers are with his family.