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Glenn E. Dahl — Austin

AUSTIN — A celebration of life for Glenn E. Dahl will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Grace Baptist Church in Austin. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Austin.

Mr. Dahl, 80, of St. Cloud, Minn., formerly of Austin, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2007), following a 13-year illness with cancer.

He was born Oct. 30, 1926, in Minneapolis. He was a graduate of Lyle High School and Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and served in the Army Air Corps from 1944 to 1945. On Aug. 4, 1953, he married Janet M. Prehoda in Austin. He ran the family-owned business, Dahl’s Hardware, until 1967, when he became a financial adviser for IDS Financial Services (Ameriprise Financial). In 1988, he was inducted into the IDS Hall of Fame. He was a longtime member of Grace Baptist Church in Austin, where he served as a deacon and was active in the choir, men’s quartet and music committee. He was also a member of the Lyle American Legion and Calvary Community Church of St. Cloud, and was a charter member of the Lyle Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Linda (Ronald) Dahl of Minnetonka, Minn., Sandra (Karl) Anderson of St. Cloud and Debra (Paul) Machacek of Belle Plaine, Minn.; a son, David (Marni) of Cold Spring, Minn.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Gerald (Judy) of Golden Valley, Minn.; and two sisters, Lois (Ralph) Williams of Apple Valley, Minn., and Sharon (Thomas) Bridges of Austin. He was preceded in death by a sister.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary in Austin.

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