April 12, 1923 - October 04, 2018
Bertil M. Dahlman, age 95 of North Mankato, formerly of Ramsey, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Oak Terrace Assisted Living in North Mankato.
Bertil Merland Dahlman was born on April 12, 1923 in Minneapolis, MN to Thor Bjorn and Ida Caroline (Johnson) Dahlman. Bert served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was married to Eunice “Arlene” Singer on Dec. 28, 1946. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in art education from the University of Minnesota, and completed coursework for the Ph.D. at Penn State University. He worked for many years as an elementary art teacher and art program coordinator for the Anoka-Hennepin School District. He was an active member of the Anoka United Methodist Church and designed the stain glass windows that surround the sanctuary. For most of their 66-year marriage, Bert and Arlene lived on the banks of the Mississippi River in Ramsey, MN. They loved to spend time with family, spend time in the outdoors, travel, play cards, and attend concerts, plays and sporting events. In addition to being a beloved art teacher, Bert was known for being a warm, outgoing person with a self-deprecating sense of humor. After retiring from teaching, Bert operated Dahlman Sign Company, after which he and Arlene served in the Peace Corps in Jamaica, wintered near Harlingen, TX, and traveled widely.
In addition to his parents, Thor and Ida Dahlman, Bert was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene; his sisters, Eleanor Katzian, Arlene Mix, and Beatrice Mahoney; and brothers, Russell, Reuben, Clark, and Eugene. He is survived by children, Richard (Terry), Stuart (Cindy), and Jana (Brad) Bouma; grandchildren, Sean, Hilary, Heather (Anthony) Wendling, Nichole (Patrick) Chase, Stephanie (Jeff) Rowland-Danovi, Matthew (Colleen), and Chandra Bouma; great-grandchildren, Sam and Liam McCarthy, Mason, and Addison Dahlman, Kayla (Anders) Deel, Lauren, Isabel, Piper, and Gabriel Wendling, Collin and Elliot Dahlman, Giana, Reesa, and Gentry Chase, Matthew, Samantha, and Tyler “T.J.” Dahlman, and Jason Rowland; sister-in-law Greta Dahlman. His son, Stephen "Skip" (Louanne) Dahlman, passed away just 4 days after Bertil's death.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the United Methodist Church of Anoka, 850 South Street, Anoka. Visitation one hour prior to the service at church (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.) Private Interment.
Arrangements entrusted to Thursotn-Lindberg Funeral Home of Anoka (763) 421-0220