November 21, 1915 - March 5, 2011
Orville L. Dahmes, 95, of Redwood Falls died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Immanuel St. Joseph’s Hospital in Mankato. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 11, 2011 from First United Methodist Church in Redwood Falls, with Rev. Janiece Redman officiating. Burial will be held at the New Avon Methodist Cemetery at a later date, with full military honors conducted by the Victor Hirsch Post 263 of Wabasso. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2011, from 4 until 7 p.m., at the Nelson-Martin Funeral Home and will continue at the church on Friday for one hour prior to services. The family requests that memorials be directed to First United Methodist Church of Redwood Falls or New Avon Methodist Cemetery Fund. Arrangements are with Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via www.nelsonmartinfuneralservice.com. Orville Lloyd Dahmes, the son of Otto and Hilda Martha (Steinhaus) Dahmes, was born November 21, 1915 in Clements. He grew up in the Clements-Wabasso area and received his education in country school and at Wabasso High School. Orville worked for farmers in the area until his induction into the United States Army on January 6, 1942. Orville served with the 919th Air Engineering Squadron in the European and African/Middle Eastern campaigns. His squadron took part in the following battles and campaigns: Tunisia, Sicily, Naples-Fogia, Rome-Arno, Rhineland, North Apennines, and Central Europe. Orville was honorably discharged, with the rank of Staff Sergeant, on October 26, 1945. On November 11, 1945, Orville married Arlist Oleson at Sundown Lutheran Church and the couple made their home on the farm in rural Wabasso. They moved into Redwood Falls in 1986, but Orville continued farming until he was 90 years old. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and served on the New Avon Cemetery Association board. Orville belonged to the American Legion – Victor Hirsch Post 263 of Wabasso. He enjoyed farming, gardening, taking care of his lawn, and reading westerns. Orville is survived by his wife Arlist Florence Dahmes of Redwood Falls; children DeeLana (Al) Luce of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Glendon Dahmes of rural Redwood Falls, Garlan (Mary) Dahmes of rural Redwood Falls, Darla (John) Bauchle of Prior Lake, Kayleen Dahmes of Redwood Falls, and DeeAnn Dahmes of Redwood Falls; grandchildren Jess Luce, Katie (Nate) Anderson, Ben (Erin) Dahmes, Megan Dahmes, Adam (Elyse) Bauchle, Joe Bauchle, and Sam Bauchle; and great-grandchildren Adilana and Tanyon Anderson. Also surviving are his siblings Virgil (Dorothy) Dahmes of Farmington, Phyllis (Ken) Posz of Sanborn, Viola Dahmes of Redwood Falls, Darlene Hoffbeck of Redwood Falls, Verlin (Doris) Dahmes of Alexandria, Vilo (Joan) Dahmes of Clements, and Arvin (Lola) Dahmes of Morgan. He was preceded in death by his father Otto Dahmes, his mother Hilda Martha (Dahmes) Beran, his son Gaylon Dahmes, his brother LaVerne Dahmes, and his brother-in-law Vernie Hoffbeck. Blessed be his memory.
Orville L. Dahmes, 95, of Redwood Falls died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Immanuel St. Joseph’s Hospital in Mankato. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 11, 2011 from First United Methodist Church in Redwood Falls,... View Obituary & Service Information
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