Obit: Dahl, Alvin L. (1936 – 2014)


Surnames: Dahl, Rowe, De Santo, Ringquist, Kde, Steiner, Miller, Wonewoc, Hales

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 19 Feb 2014

Dahl, Alvin L. (23 MAY 1936 – 14 FEB 2014)

Alvin L. Dahl, 77, Loyal, died on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at York Center Methodist Church, rural Granton. Rev. Patsy Roe officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Mark Cook, Dean Hoesly, Paul Bugar Jr., Jesse Zvolena, Tom Bobrofsky, Rod Bixby, Steve Rowe and Brad Rowe. Honorary pallbearers were George Brenner and Jim Schecklman.

Alvin Lee Dahl was born on May 23, 1936, in the town of York, rural Granton, the son of Edward and Verla (nee Rowe) Dahl. He was raised on the family farm and received his education in the town of York, graduating from Granton High School in 1954. He then completed the farmer's short course at UW-Madison. Al raised purebred Yorkshire hogs on his hobby farm, and cash-cropped sweet corn for the canning factory in Loyal. In 1965, he began working for Tony Zupanc, at Zupanc Motors in Loyal, as a bookkeeper and parts clerk. He married Genevieve "Jean" De Santo on Nov. 27, 1974, in Illinois. Al purchased Zupanc Motors in 1987, and the school bus service in 1989. He later sold the Ford dealership to Jensen Motors in Spencer in 1994. Al continued to operate the school buses until selling the business to Branstiter's Bus Service in 2010. He drove bus until the spring of 2011. Al entered Neillsville Care and Rehab in April 2012 and resided there until his death. He was a lifetime member of York Center Methodist Church, served as president of the York Center Cemetery Association for 40 years, and was one of the organizers of the West Side Community Park in Loyal. Al had many interests, but especially enjoyed fox hunting, fishing with his sons and grandsons, attending his grandchildren's sporting events, being with his family, and playing cards.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Jean, Loyal; his children, Sue (Gary Forgeon) Ringquist, Pocatello, Idaho, James (Lisa) Ringquist, Black Creek, Dawn Ringquist, Wausau, and David (Deanna) Ringquist, Black Foot, Idaho; one daughter-in-law, Cynthia Ringquist, Plano, Texas; 12 grandchildren, Shannon, Kade, Jessica, Andrew, Blake, Micah, Terrell, Laurie, Megan, Nathan, Bryan and Ali; four great-grandchildren, Allison, Ansley, Gabriel and Ryu; one sister, Hazel Miller, Clintonville; two step-sisters, Jeanette Steiner, Granton, and Margie (John) Eid, Wonewoc; one step-sister-in-law, Katie Hales, Granton; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Al was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Greg Ringquist; one daughter-in-law, Jane Ringquist; one grandson, Samuel Ringquist; one brother-in-law, William Miller; two step-brothers, Bert Hales and Norman Hales; and two step-sisters, Evelyn Dudei and Marie Hillert.

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Cuddie Funeral Home, Loyal, assisted the family with arrangements.



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