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In Memory of Harold Dahlquist

Visitation

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Friday.

Funeral Services

1:30PM Friday, November 30, 2012 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home; 520 So. 11th Street in Hudson

Harold Owen Dahlquist age 82 of Hudson died November 21, 2012 at Comforts of Home in Hudson. Harold was born on October 5 1930 in St. Paul, Minnesota.  

Harold grew up on Third Street in St. Paul.  Following graduation from Pillsbury Academy, Harold entered the Minnesota Air National Guard. He served his country in both civilian and military roles for the duration of his career and was activated numerous times including serving time in Vietnam.  Harold and Marge lived in Roseville from 1955 until they moved permanently to Garrison, MN and La Floresta, Mexico following Harold’s retirement in 1986.  Harold enjoyed golfing, travel, singing at church and the local La Floresta theatre, building things (including an airplane in the basement) and the family cabin, as well as spending time with family, friends and dogs at his Kenney Lake summer home.  He was a true gentleman and friend to everyone who knew him.  In his last 11 years, he was afflicted with Alzheimer’s and lived his last 4 years at Comforts of Home in Hudson, Wisconsin, who took wonderful care of him.  

He joins his wife of 53 years, Margery (Grosberg) Dahlquist and his parents Harold and Lillian (Bibeau) Dahlquist in heaven.   Harold is survived by his brother Alfred, sons David (Lorrie), Doug (Leslie Kiszely), Don (Lynette) and daughter Vicki (Curt) Kehr.  He also leaves seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, many cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.  He is further survived by one uncle, Noe Bibeau and sisters and brothers-in-law:  Barb Dahlquist, Claire (Art) Spurling, Harriet (Eugene) Andersen, Cliff (Barb) Grosberg, and Judy Grosberg.  

A memorial service of Harold’s life will be held Friday, November 30, 2012 at 1:30 pm at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home; 520 So. 11th Street in Hudson. Burial will be at Minnesota Veteran’s Cemetery at Camp Ripley at a later date.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Friday. Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association or donor’s choice.  

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