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David Arlen Dahlin, age 65 of Fargo, ND passed to eternal life on January 19, 2022 at Essentia Hospital. Dave was born on January 26, 1956 in Prosper, ND to Richard (Dick) and Joanne Dahlin. He grew up in Ada, MN and graduated from Ada High School in 1974. He married Diane Reinpold on August 23, 1980 at St. Rose of Lima Church in Hillsboro, ND. The couple made their home in the Fargo/Moorhead area and began their family. In 1992, Dave earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Moorhead State University and began working at Blue Cross, Blue Shield of North Dakota. Dave and Diane were blessed with ten children. As his children grew, he enjoyed attending their various activities. He loved deer hunting with his sons and became active in their scouting, serving as scout master for three years. Dave had a passion for cooking and good food. Whether he was perfecting homemade pizza or dutch oven cooking with the boy scouts; finding various uses for Crisco, helping head up a pig roast or smoking all manner of foods, Dave was quite the amateur chef and made sure that all his children learned to cook. Dave was a die-hard Minnesota Vikings and Twins fan and enthusiastically cheered on the NDSU Bison. He was a stubborn Viking and was very proud of his Scandinavian heritage. Dave was a faithful Catholic, serving as a lector throughout his life. He was active in the cursillo movement and prayed the rosary daily. Dave is survived by his wife of 40 years, Diane, their children, Bridget, Maria, Laura, Joshua, Joseph (Tanya), Natasha, Jacob, Jedadiah, Benjamin (Juliana) and Genevieve; his grandchildren, Kearney, Maven, Bruer, Tobias, Bosco and Emmett; his siblings, Paul (Joan) Dahlin, Bruce (Lynette) Dahlin and Jill (Greg) Dvergsten and a multitude of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard (Dick) in 2006 and Joanne in 2018. Mass of Christian burial will be on Wednesday, January 26th at 10 am at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo with visitation at 9 am. Vigil Prayer Service will be held Tuesday, January 25th at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo. A rosary will be prayed at 5:30 pm with visitation to follow and the prayer service beginning at 7 pm. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery North in Fargo. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at St. Catherine’s North who cared for Dave at the end of his life. He will be dearly missed.

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  1. So sad to hear this. He was a classmate of mine and hadn’t heard till someone saw it on your site. Sympathy to his family. Rip David

  2. Laura and Family,

    All our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. God bless you all,

    Your HomeGoods and Marshalls Family

  3. Sorry to hear of Dave passing and we know he is with the Lord now. God bless all or your family and our prayers are with you.

  4. Bridget and the entire family: our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the passing of David. He was such a nice person and had a wonderful sense of humor. He is certainly missed. May God’s peace and love surround you all. Blessings, Tim and Alyssa Hahn

  5. David was a classmate of mine. We kept in touch on Facebook. My heart goes out to his family, prayers to all.
    Sheila Hoven Lewis

  6. Diane thinking of you and your family
    David was a wonderful fellow
    Special memories of you all
    Doc Rohla

  7. David was my first grade student in Ada.
    I remember him as a sweet, quiet and friendly
    boy. He was one of my favorite.
    My sympathy to his family
    Myrna Skalsky

  8. We are so very sorry for your loss, Dahlin family. We are praying for you all. With love, Brad, Rachael & family

  9. My deepest condolences on the passing of Dave. May he know the joy of the saints of heaven. Praying for all in the family.

  10. Diane and Family,
    I am so sorry for you loss. May God be your comfort at this time of sadness. Know you are in my prayers. Sister Jean Louise, OSF

  11. I am sorry to hear of David’s passing. I worked with him at Noridian. He was a very nice man to work with.

  12. We send our deepest sympathy to the Dahlin family. David was a wonderful student and good, kind person. Those of us who knew him were truly blessed.

    Karen and Tricia Roningen

  13. So sorry for your families loss. I enjoyed working with David at Noridian. Prayers for peace at this difficult time.

  14. So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing he was a year above me in school. God bless the memory of Dave. Prayers to the family🙏🙏🙏

  15. Dave and I were classmates from Ada. So sad to hear of Dave’s passing. My deepest sympathy to his family. Prayers for peace in his memory.

  16. I am so sorry to read of Dave’s passing. Our sympathies to your family during this difficult time. Blessings to you all.
    Elaine and Gerry Kluck
    Hawley, MN

  17. Our sympathies to the family. I was a classmate if Dave’s in high school. I admired his faith and kindness. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Marshalaa and Dennis Wagner

  18. Praying for you all during this difficult time. God grant Dave eternal rest in the joy of heaven.

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