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Francis M. Dahna 1915-1984


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 1/24/2014 at 00:14:18

Francis Dahna
Estherville – Services for Francis M. Dahna, 68, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Estherville Lutheran Church with Pastor Norman Omodt officiating. Interment will be in the Estherville Lutheran Cemetery with full military rites. He died Wednesday, June 20, 1984 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

Friends may call at the Henry and Olson Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Thursday.

Dahna was born Sept. 2, 1915 at Estherville, son of William and Lena (Olson) Dahna. He attended the Estherville Schools. On Jan. 16, 1938 he was united in marriage with Marjorie Willhour at Estherville; on March 2, 1957 he was united in marriage with Bernita Hansen Solberg at Blue Earth, Minn. He lived all his life in Estherville and was employed by John Morrell & Co. for 40 years. Dahna retired in 1978. He served on the board of directors of Morrell Credit Union, was a member of American Legion Post 91 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3388 where he helped with bingo every Sunday.

Survivors include his wife, Bernita, Estherville; one daughter, Mrs. John (Francene) Jacobson, Rialto, Calif.; two sons Donald Dahna, Estherville and Robert L. Solberg, Brookings, S.D.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mabel Brady, Estherville and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; eight sisters and a son, Dale Solberg. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, June 21, 1984)


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