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Katherine "Kathy" Dahlsad

September 02, 1955 - December 25, 2020

Private Family Celebration of Life Service (Live streamed on the funeral home website) - Saturday

January 02, 2021
- 2:00 PM with a gathering one hour prior

Boulger Funeral Home


Boulger Funeral Home

Katherine "Kathy" Dahlsad

September 02, 1955 - December 25, 2020


Kathy’s Live Streamed Memorial Service can be viewed below starting shortly before her service at 1:45 P.M. today:

Kathy Dahlsad passed away quietly in her sleep at home Friday morning, December 25th, 2020. She was 65 years old.

Kathy was born September 2nd, 1955 to Howard and Lois (Scilley) Black and grew up in North Fargo with her sister and brothers, Mary, Mike, and Kevin. Kathy was an avid figure skater and graduated from Shanley High School in 1973. On February 16th, 1974 she married David Dahlsad and moved to the family farm near Georgetown, Minnesota, where their children, Derek, Simon, and Erin were born.

Over the years Kathy worked a variety of jobs, from designing menus for computer kiosks to managing video rental stores to working for the Riverton (WY) Ranger newspaper. Dave’s job took them to Montana, Texas, and Wyoming, before moving back North Fargo, only a few blocks from where she grew up, in 2003.

Kathy loved going to garage sales in search of interesting collectibles like her favorite, toy animals with wheels. She loved caring for animals, especially dogs. She survived breast cancer in 2013 and struggled with alcoholism but had been sober for several years with help from all her friends in AA.

Kathy was preceded by death by her father, Howard, and son, Simon, and is survived by her mother Lois; her siblings Mary, Mike, and Kevin; her husband Dave, children Derek and Erin, and five grandchildren, Kayden, Karsyn, Allie, Destiny, and Hunter.

Kathy’s Video Tribute can be viewed below:


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31 responses to “Katherine “Kathy” Dahlsad”

  1. Larry and Julie says:

    Kathy will be with us forever. A very special person and she will be missed.

  2. Susan Sheppard says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family. She was a wonderful person!

  3. Ross Grothmann says:

    So sorry for your loss Dahlsad family.

  4. David and Laura Toppenberg says:

    Our deepest sympathy to her family and friends.

  5. Greg Richards says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Kathy’s passing Dave. Know that you and your family are in my prayers.

  6. mary przymus says:

    RIP my dear friend. I will miss our time together, as will many others!
    My sympathy goes out to your family and all who mourn. They are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Sandi Larson says:

    So sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. Rest In Peace Kathy. 🙏

  8. Jeff and Kathy Dahl says:

    Our condolences to the Black and Dahlsad families on the loss of Kathy. Prayers to everyone.

  9. Karen Brown says:

    so sorry to hear of your loss Dave, sending my sympathies and prayers

  10. david Alan deming says:

    So sad.

  11. Joe Hastings says:

    Dave, So sorry for your loss with the passing of Kathy. My condolences to you and your family.

  12. Wendy Miller says:

    We all loved Kathy so much . She will be dearly missed.

  13. Susan Rostvedt says:

    Kathy was a gentle sweet soul with a great sense of humor. She will be missed by so many. My condolences

  14. Tim Kenyon says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I pray your special memories will bless you all with comfort, strength and peace. 🙏

  15. Val Ferber says:

    Dean and I have very fond memories of Kathy and her kindness to us and our “shared” grandkids. So sorry for your loss. Val and Dean Ferber

  16. Laurie Hanson says:

    We laughed,we cried,we talked and shared. It’s hard to forget someone who gave us so much to remember and hold dear. She will be apart of me forever, my dear dear forever friend. Love Laurie and Dave Hanson

  17. Michael Rogalla says:

    Condolences to the Dahlsads and the Black family

  18. Dan & Sheryle McOmie says:

    Dave and family, Sheryle and my thoughts are with you all at Kathy’s passing. We had such a wonderful time with Erin and her at Bear Lake a couple years ago, fond memories.

  19. Charlotte LaCroix says:

    Dear family of Katherine,

    Am so saddened and my heart goes out to you all for the loss of your beloved daughter ,
    wife, mother , sister , aunt and grandmother. Loving thoughts prayers and deepest
    sympathys and condolences to you all.

    Katherine seemed to be such a very brave soul who journeyed through some trials and health
    challenges in her life and in so overcoming some of these life tests . She was so blessed
    by her loving supportive family who aided her through these times . Pray that you may take
    comfort in sharing the many loving memories you have shared in her life .that can help get through
    these tough times. May God graciously surround you all in His loving healing presence bringing
    you comfort , strength and peace My love and prayers

    Charlotte LaCroix .

  20. J. Swiontek says:

    Kathy was an amazing human & is sorely missed..
    Thank you for loving so deeply & Sharing that love ❤
    You will always continue to shine

  21. Tamara Copeland-Samaripa (along with husband Michael and our two children) says:

    So sorry to hear the sad news that Kathy passed away over the holidays. I know she worked to overcome so many health and personal difficulties in life, yet she always greeted me with a smile and a hug. Whenever my family and I could make it to the Fargo/Moorhead for a visit, she always took time to chat with me and my husband. Rest in Peace Aunt Kathy! We love and miss you!

  22. Seth and Emily Dallman says:

    Everyone is in our thoughts and prayers.

  23. Jessica Dallman says:

    Kathy was an amazing aunt, and she will be dearly missed. Her infectious personality would light up any room she was in. She will always be remember and cherished.

  24. John & Janet Dallman says:

    We have such fond memories of Kathy and enjoyed every moment we were able to spend with her. She was a true blessing and a very special person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  25. Love, Shayla, Kevin, Jackson and Reyah says:

    The service was beautiful. Kathy will be missed. Sending thoughts and prayers to Dave and the family.

  26. Rachel, Chris, Ava Bothun says:

    Kathy was such a sweet woman. We will miss her greatly.

  27. Ardith Peterson says:

    so sorry to hear this Dave-too young to go. Ardee Peterson, Hitterdal,Mn

  28. Ardith Peterson says:

    So sorry Dave and family for your loss. Way to young to leave this earth. Ardee Peterson

  29. Karen England says:

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Kathy. Our sympathy and prayers are with you during this very sad time.
    Irene Walkinshaw and family

  30. Cindy Benson says:

    Lois & Family: So sorry to hear of your loss of Cathy. I remember playing with her at a family reunion way back when. Very nice video of her life. You all take care! Cindy (Hanson) Benson

  31. Cindy Benson says:

    Sorry for spelling Kathy’s name wrong.

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