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Eric Dahlin -- Rochester

ROCHESTER -- The funeral for Eric Dahlin of Rochester will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1884 22nd St. N.W., in Rochester. Cremains were cared for by the Cremation Society of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Mr. Dahlin, 57, died May 2, 2005, at his home in Rochester of complications due to chronic progressive illness. He was born in Rochester April 27, 1948. He graduated from John Marshall High School in 1966 and lived most of his life in the Rochester area.

He worked as a farm laborer for the Dahlin family in South Dakota and as a landscaper in the Rochester area. He was an employee of Rochester Sand and Gravel for 17 years. He enjoyed dancing with numerous round- and square-dancing groups in the Rochester and Twin Cities areas. He especially enjoyed dancing with Round-ey Vous and sharing stories of his trips to the Square Dancing Capital of the World; McAllen, Texas. He enjoyed woodworking and collecting coins.

Survivors include one brother; Brian (Kathy) Dahlin of Ely, Minn., and one sister, Martha (Nathan Beattie) Dahlin of Olds, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David C. Dahlin Jr. and Helen S. DePass-Dahlin.

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Memorials are suggested in his name to the Zumbro Valley Mental Health Center to support persons with alcoholism and other chemical dependencies.

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