A hometown newspaper with a local office, local owners & lots of local news

Obituary: John Harold "Jack" Dahl

John Harold "Jack" Dahl, 88, of Cloquet passed away June 1, 2023, at Community Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 7, 1935, in Minneapolis to Harold and Marlowe (Stewart) Dahl. John graduated from Carlton High School in 1954.

He married the love of his life, Margery Olsen, on Aug. 30, 1958. He served in the Army National Guard. John enjoyed his many years working at Potlatch, where he was a member of the Quarter Century Club. Retirement was spent watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren in their sport of choice; he was known as "Grandpa" to all the players on his grandchildren's teams. John and Marge spent 42 years camping with many friends and family at the Cross Lake campground in "their spot," site 90. John was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church. He had a passion for old John Deere tractors and drove strictly Dodge Ram trucks. And he always said, "See ya later, alligator."

John was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Margie, whom he lovingly referred to as "Dizzy Lizzy;" his parents; and siblings James "Stewart" Dahl, Patricia Hohensee and Mary Ellen Hebert. He is survived by his children, Denise (Pete) Hill of Cloquet and John (Amy) Dahl of Carlton; grandchildren, Alexis Woods, Joshua Dahl, Kelsey Woods and Samantha (Matthew) Kohne; step-granddaughter, Brittni Shelton; great-grandchildren, Abigail, Adeline and Thomas; step-great-grandchildren, Aiden, Jase and Reed; sister Colleen Thorman; brother Steve Dahl; special niece, Sandy (Jim) Frear and family; honorary bonus son, Jeff Cartwright; and many other loved nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend thanks to the staff at Community Memorial Hospital for the loving care he received while he was there.

Visitation: 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. memorial service Sunday, June 11 at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. Military Honors will be presented by the Cloquet Combined Honor Guard. A luncheon will follow the service, in the fellowship room. Inurnment will be at Old Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are with Nelson Funeral Care of Cloquet.

Pine Knot News, June 9, 2023