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AGE: 89


ADDRESS: Care Partners Assisted Living, 955 E. Allman, Medford


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:25 PM Thursday, Feb. 6 at Care Partners Assisted Living, Medford whre he had resided for the past 2 ½ years most recently under the care of Hope Hospice


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 2:00 PM Monday, February 10 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


OFFICIATING: Fr. Gerard Willger and Deacon Joe Stefancin


INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford


VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 11 AM until 1:45 PM on Monday, February 10


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 7, 1924 in Glen Flora, WI


EDUCATION: Ladysmith Elementary and 1942 graduate of Ladysmith High School; Attended Marquette University, Milwaukee and was a graduate of Beck School of Radio


MARRIAGE: June 10, 1950 in Flambeau, WI to Ione Gourdoux and she survives


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he served in the US Navy from 1943-1946 repairing airplanes in the Aleutian Islands during WW II. After the service, he began a career in radio at WLDY in Ladysmith. In 1955 they moved to Medford where he co-owned and worked as a general manager for WIGM Radio Station until his retirement in 1989. Following his retirement, they moved to Tony, WI where they enjoyed 13 years of fishing & woodworking until returning to Medford in 2002.


MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Served as president of the Medford Lions Club and Kiwanis Club of Medford. He was a Grand Knight of the Medford Knights of Columbus & active in the United Way of Taylor County.


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Ione Dahlvig of Care Partners Assisted Living, Medford


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Gem (Tim) Kaiser of Auburndale, Craig (Donna) Dahlvig of Withee, Joel (Helen) Dahlvig of Lewisville, TX, Bradley “Brad” (Karen) Dahlvig of Medford, Brian (Brian Woods) Dahlvig of Minneapolis, MN


# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 10 – Chris (Tracy) Kaiser of OR, Heather (Kori) Krueger of Marshfield, Lucas (Keycia) Dahlvig of Ripon, Sarah Dahlvig (fiancée Jason Rominski) of Mosinee, Jared Dahlvig of Neenah, Ember (Dan) Shmitt of NY, Katie (Jason) Lindemann of Oshkosh, Eric Dahlvig of Medford, Joe (Helen) Dahlvig of TX, Jon (Melissa) Dahlvig of TX




SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Dolores (Dale) Atwood of Bruce, WI


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother – Ardell Dahlvig; Sister – Iverdell Dahlvig in her youth


DECEASED FATHER: Gustaf Adolphus Dahlvig DECEASED MOTHER: Magdelyn Frances Yerken


PALLBEARERS: Grandsons – Chris Kaiser, Eric, Lucas & Jon Dahlvig; Great Grandsons – Corbin Krueger & Gavin Dahlvig


OTHER INFORMATION: Memorial contributions may be given either to Holy Rosary Parish, Medford or Hope Hospice of Medford
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