Betty's funeral service will be livestreamed 2:00 PM Friday, October 1,2021.
Betty Lou Dahl, 94, of Leonard, ND passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021 at Eventide in Fargo. She was born July 2, 1927 in Breckenridge, Minnesota to Bella Peterson, and grew up on a farm in Walcott.
Betty married Millard Dahl on June 22nd, 1946 in Walcott Lutheran Church. The couple made their home near Leonard where they farmed, raised their four children and shared a very full life together. As a farm wife, Betty did it all; she gardened in the summer and put up many jars of jams, jellies and assorted fruits and vegetables. She loved to bake and was known for her rolls and lefse. She was a wonderful seamstress and besides sewing clothes for a growing family, Betty made countless quilts and blankets. Betty was a woman of deep faith, and she and Millard were active members of Helendale Lutheran Church for over 70 years.
In June of 2019 Betty and Millard celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary and later moved to Eventide in Fargo. Millard died in February 2020, just at the start of the pandemic. Betty met the many challenges of this difficult time with courage and resilience, often commenting that she had lived through wars and the Depression, and that she would get through a pandemic. And she did. She is already missed by many.
Betty is survived by her children, Sondra (Dennis Sahr) Vick, Fargo; Darrell (Joyce) Dahl, West Fargo; Joel (Doreen) Dahl, Leonard; and Kevin (Teri) Dahl, Georgetown, TX; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Marlene, Moorhead, MN.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Millard; and mother, Bella Peterson.
There will be a visitation from 6:00-7:00 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred. The memorial service will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, October 1, 2021 at Helendale Lutheran Church, rural Leonard, ND with visitation one hour prior. Burial of ashes will take place following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Helendale Cemetery Association.
The family wants to thank the staff at Eventide and Ethos home care for the wonderful care they gave Betty.