Jason James Dahl, 48
of Cold Spring
June 9, 1970-April 11, 2019
Jason James Dahl, 48, of Cold Spring, Minnesota, died peacefully, at home, surrounded by family on April 11. Dahl was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma on July 20, 2018, which he battled fiercely during his cancer journey.
A Celebration of Life was held from 4:30-9 p.m. Thursday, April 18 with a memorial service from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at The Olde Coliseum, 691 Main St. W., Richmond, Minnesota 56368.
Dahl was born June 9, 1970 to Elmer and Geraldine (Fuchs) Dahl. He graduated from Paynesville High School in 1988 and then obtained his law enforcement degree from Alexandria Technical College. In 1992, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served until he was honorably discharged in 1997. Dahl was married to Patricia Melton on Feb. 7, 1995, and they were blessed with two amazing daughters, Ali and Payton. Dahl started his law enforcement career with the City of St. Joseph and then served at the Stearns County Sheriff’s Department for nearly 20 years. He had a strong desire to help others, whenever possible. Above all, he was the proudest of his family. He shared a great love for his parents, siblings, daughters, sons-in-law and grandson, Bennett. Dahl had a large circle of family and friends. He enjoyed neighborhood parties, hunting, fishing, golfing, motorcycling, snowmobiling, spending time on the lake and Wednesday Wing Night at The Red Goat in Watkins.
Survivors include his children: Ali, Joe, and Bennett Anderson, St. Cloud; Payton and Nick Swanson, Mankato; his siblings: Karen Dahl family, St. James; James and Margaret Dahl family, Delano; John and Kim Dahl family, Spicer; Jeff and Jackie Dahl family, Lake Henry; JoAnn and Dennis Spaulding family, Paynesville; Jerome Dahl and Amy Hanson-Beseman family, Sauk Rapids; and Jack and Peggy Dahl family, Paynesville; godchildren Jonathon Dahl, Delano; Elizabeth Dahl, Paynesville; and Sierra Roeser, Paynesville; godparents James and Irene Jaeger, Lake Henry; dear friends Patricia and Randy Seykora, Cold Spring; Jon and Sherry Norstedt, Spicer; Vic and JoAnn Topp family, Paynesville, the Wednesday Night Wing Crew; and co-workers from the Stearns County Sherriff’s Department.
Dahl was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Geraldine Dahl; grandparents Salem and Agnes Dahl and Alphonse and Sarah Fuchs; and siblings: infant brother Dahl, Mary Dahl, Joseph Dahl, Jacob Dahl, cousin Gerald Roeser II and other relatives. Care is entrusted to the Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring.
A special thank you to Dr. Hani Alkhatib, Siri K., RN, the Coborn Cancer Center, St. Cloud Hospital and Mayo Clinic and Hospitals for their kind and compassionate care.
Author: Janelle Von Pinnon
Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.