Dale E. Erdahl
December 1, 1931 - May 16, 2005
Memorial services for Dale EmMons Erdahl, 73, of Sioux Falls were held May 19, 2005 in Sioux Falls with burial at the Dell Lutheran Cemetery near Frost.
Dale died May 16, 2005, at a Sioux Falls hospital.
Dale Erdahl was born December 1, 1931 to Mildred (Olson) and Edwin Erdahl on the family homestead near Frost. He attended country school and graduated from Blue Earth High School in 1949. He was baptized and confirmed at Dell Lutheran Church.
He married Marion Bolstad in 1952. They settled on the Erdahl homestead and farmed from 1952 to 1976. He was elected to two terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives serving from 1971 to 1975. In 1975 he went to work for the State of Minnesota as an employment counselor and moved to Fairmont in 1976. He earned a B.A. in human services from Metro University, St. Paul.
After retiring he moved to Sioux Falls and exchanged vows with his companion Charlotte Graham.
He is survived by two sons: Dan (SUe) Erdahl of Blue Earth and Dana (Jennifer) Erdahl of Rogers, Minn. and one daughter: Diane (Gary) Pabst of Sioux Falls. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and by Charlotte Graham, her children and grandchildren.
He was preceeded in death by his parents and a son, David.
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