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Orin L.  Dahl
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Funeral services will be at 2PM on Monday, June 12, 2017 at Atonement Lutheran Church, St. Cloud for Orin L. Dahl, age78 of St. Cloud who died Monday at this home. Rev. John Gabrielson will officiate and entombment will be at Hilltop Mausoleum in Sauk Rapids. Visitation will be from 4-6PM on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the Williams Dingmann Funeral Home in St. Cloud.

Orin passed away on June 5, 2017 with his daughter Deb by his side. Orin was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Coralyn Dahl, in 2010. Orin spent his career in higher education as an administrator, highlighted by 14 years at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa including a decade as Vice President of Institutional Development and 14 years as Vice President of University Advancement and Public Affairs at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. Orin retired from the Foundation at St. Cloud State University in 2005. During his days in Iowa, Orin authored his first book "Des Moines: Capital City". He went on to ghost write another history book about Drake University.

Orin had a rich life in service and voluntarism, including leadership positions in United Way and Special Olympics of Indiana. Orin is a former member of the Rotary Club of St. Cloud and the Downtown St. Cloud Kiwanis club. His service was largely based through his spiritual life in the Lutheran church. He was a member of Atonement Lutheran.
As a father and grandfather he had a great variety of hobbies, from Little League manager to avid sailor to RVing. His other passions included USC football and studying the Bible. Orin is dearly missed by his family.

Survivors include his children, Deborah Ludwig of Moorhead, Lee of St. Cloud, Jeanette (Robert) DiBella of Nashau, NH, Rolf (Susan) of Plano, TX; grandchildren, Erika (Chelsea) Dahl, Matthew (Desiree) DiBella, Rachel DiBella, Alyssa Ludwig, Alexander Ludwig, Casey Dahl, Noah Dahl, Luke Dahl and Lorin Dahl; great-grandson, Orin Ludwig and sister, Leonore (Robert) Arata of Oakland, CA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Coralyn.


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Visitation

Sunday

11

Jun

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Homes-St. Cloud

1900 Veterans Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303

Visitation

Monday

12

Jun

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Atonement Lutheran Church

1144 29th Avenue North
St. Cloud, MN 56303

Funeral Service

Monday

12

Jun

2:00 PM
Atonement Lutheran Church

1144 29th Avenue North
St. Cloud, MN 56303

Cemetery Details

Location

Hilltop Mausoleum

1120 4th St. S.
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota 56379

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