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Dagny Svaleson

June 10, 1929 - March 21, 2013

Gathering:

3-4:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Hillsboro Medical Center Nursing Home Chapel, Hillsboro.

12-1:00 P.M. on Monday, March 25, 2013 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro.

Prayer Service:

4:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Hillsboro Medical Center Nursing Home Chapel, Hillsboro.

Funeral Service:

1:00 P.M. on Monday, March 25, 2013 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro.

Burial:

Riverside Cemetery, Hillsboro.

Arrangements:

Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro.

Dagny Svaleson

June 10, 1929 - March 21, 2013

Obituary

Dagny passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the Hillsboro Medical Center Nursing Home at the age of 83.

Dagny Forde was born on June 10, 1929, the daughter of Samuel and Hedvig (Clemenson) Forde in Hillsboro. She grew up in Hillsboro and received her education. Dagny was baptized, confirmed, and  married at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro –  a lifelong member.  She was united in marriage to Alvin Svaleson on June 3, 1949 and they made their home in Hillsboro where they raised their family. Dagny loved the time she spent at the Hillsboro Day Care where she served as a foster grandparent. She also was a charter member of the Hillsboro VFW Auxiliary.

Dagny was a very social person, who preferred visiting and having coffee with her many friends, rather than staying home alone. She was known to young and old as having a playful, spunky personality.  She loved garage sales, and liked to collect many things, her favorite being salt & pepper shakers, and anything to do with dalmation dogs.  Her favorite passions in the world were children, pets, watching her grandkids play sports or perform,  the Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Twins. She loved to dress up at Halloween to try scare the trick-or-treaters, and was asked to play Santa at many Christmas parties to which she most happily obliged.

Dagny is survived by her children, DeAnn Baker of Glendale, AZ; Hedy (Mel) Nagel of Hillsboro; Roxanne (Rick) Sawyer of Pine River, MN; and Karen Dygert of Fargo, ND; 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Also surviving is her sister, Jeanne Melhus of Hawley, MN; her brother, Fred (Arlene) Forde of Green Bay, WI; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alvin; her son, Dwight; her sister, Gerry Mohn; and her brother, Donald Forde.

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  1. Kathy Forde says:

    My thoughts and prayers are for all of Dagny’s family. She will be missed by many. I never shared a time with her where there wasn’t laughter!! I will cherish my memories of her and the time I was able to spend with all. Love to all— Kathy

  2. Lorie Dietrich says:

    KINDRED ND
    – North Dakota
    Thinking of the family during this very sad time. May you find comfort in knowing she is in the hands of the Lord and in a place more beautiful than we could ever imagine.

  3. Beth Foley says:

    Halstad MnMay you walk with Jesus

  4. Shawn Reedyk says:

    clermont flSo many fond memories of Dagny and I know she was a great friend to my Mom. My sincere sympathy.

  5. Nicole (Kelley) Haffely says:

    Durant OKI have many fond memories of Dagny growing up. she lived a couple houses away from my Grandparents (Maynard and Alma Kelley). She liked to tease us when we were younger and still did when we got older! She was a very nice and wonderful lady. Thoughts and prayers are with her family.

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