Elmer S. Dahl, age 77, of Appleton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 21st, with his family by his side at Brewster Village. Elmer was born in Neenah on January 17, 1942, to the late Amil S. and Alice J. (Meyers) Dahl. In February of 1979, he was united in marriage to Diane Hutchins. The couple enjoyed 36 years together until her passing in 2015.
Elmer worked as a manager for many years at Park N Market grocery store in Appleton. He was also a proud employee of the City of Appleton for 34 years until his retirement in 2004. Elmer belonged to the Appleton Moose Lodge and was a longtime active member at Sacred Heart Catholic Church where he was an usher. He enjoyed spending time with his friends during their coffee clutch at McDonalds where he loved to share stories about the times he had while working for the city. He had the ability to make friends very easily and cherished all his friendships.
He is survived by two daughters: Lori (Adam) Noak and Tammy (John) Murerhoff; 2 step children: Brenda Bundy and Ed (Lisa) Hirnschall; his grandchildren; 3 sisters: Alice (Len) Kelley, Sally (Jim) Christensen, and Della (Aubrey) Johnson; a brother Dick (Lynn) Dahl; sister-in-law Jessie Dahl; brother-in-law Roger Loret; and former daughter-in-law Becky Hirnschall. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Diane, his parents, a sister Barb, and brother Amil.
The Funeral Liturgy will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, August 27, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 222 E. Fremont St., Appleton, with Fr. John Katamba officiating. Friends may visit in the Sacred Heart Room at church on Tuesday from 10 am until 11:45 am. Entombment will take place at Highland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Brenda, Sally, and the staff at Brewster Village for the compassionate care given to Elmer.