Shirley Louise (Johnson) Dahl was born on April 23, 1942, in Belleville, Kansas. She was the daughter of Albin Renold & Gladys Lucille (Aspegren) Johnson, and was one of five children born to this union.
Shirley grew up near Courtland, attending Kackley Grade School and then graduating from Courtland High School, class of 1960. Following high school, Shirley attended Brown Mackie College in Salina.
On October 15, 1961, Shirley was united in marriage to Norman R. Dahl at the Ada Lutheran Church.
Shirley enjoyed watching sports, and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events. She also enjoyed tending to her flowers and flower beds around her home. When Norman was battling cancer, Shirley was his dedicated care giver throughout his illness.
Shirley also enjoyed her pets; most recently, her husky Kiya, that would always greet Shirley with I Love You when she walked in the door.
Shirley passed away on March 14, 2020, in Wichita, at the age of 77 years, 10 months, and 21 days.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Norman.
Left to cherish her memories are her children, David Dahl of Formoso, Gary Dahl and his wife Linda of Formoso, Renea Schott and her husband Tim of Savannah, Missouri, and son Kevin Dahl and his wife Jessica of Belleville. Shirley is also survived by her sisters, Alma Dean Johnson of Salina, Verlene Watson and her husband Richard of Hardy, Nebraska, and Rhonda Reed of Madison, Kansas, and brother John Johnson of Courtland. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and a community of friends.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home in Belleville, where the family greeted friends from 5:00pm to 7:00 pm.
Private Family Funeral Services were held on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home in Belleville, with private family burial following at Ada Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Courtland.
For those unable to attend the funeral service, a video recording of the funeral has been uploaded to the Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home website, and can be found on Shirley’s obituary page.
Memorials are requested the Belleville Ball Association, or to Pike Valley softball and/or baseball to benefit youth sports, and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home of Belleville assisted the Dahl family with these arrangements, www.tibbettsfischerfuneralhome.com
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