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Katherine Mary Dahl

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Katherine Mary Dahl

Katherine Mary Dahl, 93, of Cloquet, Minn., died peacefully Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, in Villa Vista in Cromwell, Minn. She was born Aug. 3, 1920, in Cloquet to Monroe and Lillian Berthiaume. She married James Stewart Dahl in 1953 in St. Mary and Joseph's Catholic Church with Father Jude Thadeus Cole presiding.

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Katherine worked at Diamond Match Company before marriage, and during this time she enjoyed many trips with her brother, John Berthiaume, and best friend, Marie Finberg, riding their Harley motorcycles. She also enjoyed many days out at Big Lake at her cabin and spending evenings out dancing at Cary's Resort. During her time as wife and mother, now living at Big Lake, Katherine enjoyed picnics with relatives, sewing (Katherine sewed many outfits for her daughter growing up, also made maid-of-honor and bridesmaid dresses for three of her nieces' weddings), furniture re-upholstery, and made garland and wreaths for nearby small towns' Christmas street decorations. In 1973 she started working for Stearn's Manufacturing at the Carlton plant for 10 years until retirement. She enjoyed 30 years of retirement! She enjoyed her Big Lake home for all those years and was sad to leave it in June of 2013 for her apartment at Cardinal Courts, Cromwell.

Katherine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James S. Dahl; brothers, John Berthiaume, William (Irene) Berthiaume, Richard (Beverly) Berthiaume and Euclid (Betty) Berthiaume; sisters, Gladys (Omri) Skagerberg and Beulah (Donald D.) Johnson; nephews Bobby and Dennis Berthiaume and Kipp and Kevin Johnson; and niece Judy Berthiaume.

She is survived by her son, James (Valerie Newman) Dahl of Laurium, Mich.; daughter, Julie Dahl of Cloquet; numerous nieces and nephews; and close friend, Janey Mitchell.

Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 10, from 9:30 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. Memorial Mass at St. Mary and Joseph's Catholic Church in Sawyer. Luncheon will follow in the social hall.

The family has selected Nelson Funeral Care of Cloquet to assist with arrangements. See the family online guest book at www.nelsonfuneralcare.net.

January 9, 2014 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.

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