Wilfred “Will” Dahly

Dec. 6, 1924-July 9, 2017

Wilfred “Will” Dahly,

92, Minot, ND, passed

away Sunday, July 9,

2017, in a Minot hospital.

Wilfred Leroy Dahly

was born December 6,

1924, the son of Gorman

and Idelia (Stammen)

Dahly, in Foxholm, ND.

He was raised and educat-ed in Foxholm through

the 6th grade, then the

family moved to Burling-

ton, ND for one year be-

fore settling in Minot in

1938. Will attended Minot

Model High School,

where he graduated in


Following graduation,

Will worked odd jobs, in-

cluding being a fireman.

He then enlisted in the

United States Army in

1943. He proudly served

his country during WWII

with the 13th Airborne

Division during the Euro-

pean Theater of Opera-

tions. He was honorably

discharged in January of


Following his service,

Will lived in Chicago, IL

for a time, then returned

to Minot on January 2,

1950 to begin work for the

Veterans Administration

Hospital in the Supply


Will married Geraldine

Volk from Harvey, ND on

October 9, 1950 at St.

Cecilia’s Catholic Church

in Harvey. They made

their home in Minot.

On July 1, 1959 the US

Air Force took over the

Veterans Hospital and

Will transferred to their

Medical Supply Division

as the Medical Equipment

Management Officer. He

retired on July 1, 1982,

with 35 years of govern-

ment service.

Geraldine passed away

March 31, 2012.

Will was a charter

member of St. John the

Apostle Catholic Church

of Minot. He was also a

member of the VFW Club,

the American Legion and

the Knights of Columbus.

Will loved to hunt, fish

and camp. Will and Geral-

dine remodeled an old

school bus into a camper,

in which the couple en-

joyed many happy years

of camping. Will also en-

joyed walking in the mall,

and for a number of years

he had coffee almost

every day with his coffee


Surviving family in-


Children, LeAnn (J.

Warren) Greenwell, Gil-

bert, AZ and Rick (Ruth)

Dahly, Bismarck;

grandchildren, Stuart

(Mary) Greenwell, Gilbert,

AZ, Rita Greenwell, Flag-

staff, AZ, Scott Dahly, St.

Cloud, MN, Matthew Dah-

ly, Minneapolis, MN and

Katie Dahly, Bismarck;


Wyatt, Carson and Harris-on Greenwell, all of Gil-

bert, AZ; half-sister, Bev-

erly (John) Krznarich, MI;

brothers and

sisters-in-law, Don Volk,

Robert (Glorianne) Volk,

JoAnna Dahly and Deb

Volk; and numerous

nieces, nephews and


Will was preceded in

death by: his parents;

wife Geraldine Dahly,

brothers, Donovan (Mari-

an) Dahly and Orville

Dahly; and his

brother-in-law, Gary Volk.

Mass of Christian Buri-

al: Friday, July 14, 2017,

at 11:00 a.m. at St. John

the Apostle Catholic

Church, Minot, ND.

Interment: Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot,


Visitation: Thursday

from 5 to 7 p.m., followed

by Recitation of the Holy

Rosary and a Vigil Prayer

Service at 7 p.m., all at

the church.

Memorials: In lieu of

flowers, memorials are

preferred in Will’s

memory to the

Alzheimer’s Association


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