Betty Dahl

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died April 4, 2008

Betty Jane (Russell) Dahl, age 83 of 1002 North 15th Street, Gladstone, MI died Friday evening April 4, 2008 unexpectedly at the Marquette General Hospital in Marquette, MI.
Betty was born November 13, 1924 in Gladstone the daughter of Donald and Lela (Nicholas) Russell. She was raised in Gladstone and she graduated from the Gladstone High School, class of 1942.
Betty was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Gladstone and the Bowl-A-Rama Bowling League. In addition to bowling, Betty enjoyed working in her yard, going to the casino and socializing. She also enjoyed putting Jigsaw puzzles together, mowing her yard and working in her flower gardens.

Survivors include:

3 daughters: Betty Jane (David) Clayton of Ypsilanti, MI, Patricia Ann Lee of Escanaba, Glenda Marie (Michael) Beeck of Casa Grande, AZ

1 step-son; Gary Dahl of Escanaba

1 step daughter: Kathy Dahl of Escanaba

1 brother; Donald Russell of Melrose Park, IL

7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren

Numerous nieces and nephews

In addition to her parents, brothers, and sisters, she was preceded in death by her 3 husbands, Glen Thorbahn in 1963, Arvid Major in 1971 and Vernon Dahl in 1998.


0 Tributes for “Betty Dahl

    Hi Betty Jane, Linda Lamberg-Erickson here. I was so sorry to read of your mom’s death. I tried to make it to the wake but I had a Dr. appt. at hospital at about same time. I did not get out of there until it was almost time for the funeral and I did not want to intrude at that sad time. I pass on my deepest sympathy to you and your sisters. If you have e-mail contact me at Again I am sorry for your loss, Linda. ps I hope it is not to late for you to get this message.
    Linda Lamberg-Erickson
    Bark River, MI

    Pat Lee, & family… We are so sorry, to hear of the loss of your mom. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Keep your chin up dear…

    Take care,… Jeannie Jewell & boys

    Jeannie Jewell
    Rock, MI

    I am sorry that I cannot be with all of you today to celebrate Betty’s life. She was married to my Uncle Arvy for a very short time, but my families lives became very blessed when she entered our lives.

    I have such wonderful memories of my time spent with her and of course Glenda. I’m sorry that time has a way of seperating people who are important to you. Although I have not seen her alot in several years, I occasionally would see her at the grocery store,and she did bring Glenda out to vist me several years ago. Every time I would see her, it was like no time had past and we would chat as though we had seen each other on a regular basis.

    She was a wonderful person who had a heart of gold. I was very blessed to have her in my life. I loved her dearly and she was the kind of person that if you were in her life she loved you, and she made sure you knew it. I admired her stability and consistancy. God’s love and support be with all of you at this difficult time. She was an angel on earth and she now has recieved heavenly flight.

    Penny Cretens Callahan
    Rapid River, MI

    My thoughts and prays are with you Aunt Pat. I love you!

    Kathleen Nygaard
    Cocoa, FL

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have bowled for years with Betty and this was so unexpected. Betty was a wonderful friend and person and will be missed greatly by everyone.

    Mary Wilbur – Bowl-a-rama Cook
    Escanaba, MI

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