George M. 'Bud' Dahlen Jr., age 88, lifelong resident of Edmore, ND, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, at CHI St. Alexius Hospital in Devils Lake, ND.
George M. ‘Bud’ Dahlen Jr., age 88, lifelong resident of Edmore, ND, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, at CHI St. Alexius Hospital in Devils Lake, ND. George Melvin Dahlen Jr. was born Nov. 8, 1929, in Webster, ND, the son of George Sr. and Esther (Anderson) Dahlen. George moved to Edmore in 1935 and was confirmed at Concordia Lutheran Church. He graduated from Edmore High School in 1948, at which time he joined the National Guard. He was medically discharged, but re-enlisted in 1951 and served his country during the Korean Conflict, after which he was honorably discharged. Bud married Junette Myrvik on Sept. 11, 1955, and the two made their lifelong home in Edmore. Bud worked construction for a few years before his 29 year career as a rural mail carrier. He also enjoyed working for different local farmers during harvest time. Bud was an active member of Concordia Lutheran Church, Edmore Public School Board, Edmore City Council, and served on both the fire and ambulance squads. He was a very proud member of the American Legion, where he was the local post commander and held several state offices. After retirement, Bud enjoyed traveling the country, especially camping with their family and friends. In Jan. of 2018, Bud & Junette moved to Heartland Care Center in Devils Lake. Bud will be deeply missed by; his wife of 62 years, Junette of Devils Lake; two daughters, Tammy (Bruce) Berg and Wanda (Doug) Loff, both of Edmore; a son, James (Kathy) Dahlen of Devils Lake; five grandchildren, Eric (Amy) Berg of Devils Lake, Trent (Jenny) Berg of Grand Forks, ND, Amy (Sam) Joseph of Jamestown, ND, Matt (Erika) Berg of Devils Lake, and Aaron (Jayme) Loff of Fessenden, ND; 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Crystal Myrvik of Tipton, Iowa, and Sarah Myrvik of Vancouver, Wash.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. The family would like to thank the staff of Heartland Care Center for their wonderful care given to Bud. The Memorial Service for Bud will be held at Concordia Lutheran Church of Edmore on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the Edmore Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday, beginning at 6 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday, from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Arrangements with the Aaker Funeral Home of Lakota, ND. www.iversonkassianfuneralservices.com.