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1953 Donna 2021

Donna Jean Dahlen

August 31, 1953 — February 3, 2021

Donna Dahlen, age 67, of Fargo, formerly of Barnesville, MN died on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Sanford Hospital on Broadway from complications of Covid.

A Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 PM, Sunday, June 13, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Barnesville with Rev. Chris Leach officiating. Donna's cremains will be interred near her parents in City Cemetery.

Donna Jean Dahlen was born on August 31, 1953 to Melvin and Jeanette (Arneson) Dahlen in Pelican Rapids, MN. As a child she lived with her family by Downer, MN. They moved to Barnesville when she was in high school. Donna was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Barnesville. She attended Barnesville Public Schools graduating from high school in 1971. She then attended Moorhead Technical School in Fashion Merchandising. This led to a 30-year career with JC Penney. She worked in Fargo, ND, Albert Lea, MN, was the assistant manager in Winona, MN for many years, and store manager in Thief River Falls from 1998-2002. Donna moved to Fargo to be closer to friends and then worked for Cargill as an imaging specialist for 15 years retiring in 2017.

Donna had a huge heart and loved being with family and friends. Her family included her cousins and their children and grandchildren as well as the families of her dear friends, Joyce Manning and Myla Dilbeck. Donna enjoyed reading and traveling. She also followed her favorite sports teams: the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins, Fargo RedHawks, and the Barnesville Trojans. She was a lifetime member of the VFW and American Legion Auxiliaries.

She is survived by one brother, Noral "Keith" Dahlen of Fountain Valley, CA, one nephew Chris Dahlen of Tustin, CA., and many cousins.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Jeanette, one brother Loren Dahlen.

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Our Saviors Lutheran Church

302 3rd St NE, Barnesville, MN 56514

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