Irene Marie Dahl age 78, of LaSalle, Minn. died on June 18, 2015, at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia.

Irene Marie Dahl age 78, of LaSalle, Minn. died on June 18, 2015, at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia. Visitation will be on Sunday, June 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Pilgrim Chapel, Madelia and will continue on Monday from 10 until 11 a.m. at the LaSalle Lutheran Church. Service will be held at the LaSalle Lutheran Church, on Monday, June 22 at 11 a.m. The clergy will be Pastor Sarah Taylor. Interment will be at the LaSalle Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home, Pilgrim Chapel in Madelia. On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.

Irene Marie Dahl was born on April 2, 1937 to Halvor and Verna (Johnson) Groff. She grew up and attended school in Sleepy Eye where she spent much of her time looking after her younger siblings. Irene was the oldest of eight children. Irene was 19 years old when she married Dalles Dahl. The couple was united in marriage on June 2, 1956 in Sleepy Eye. After their marriage, they moved to LaSalle where they lived and began their family. Irene became the mother of five children, Arvin, Dale, David, Teresa and Daniel. The family moved to Anoka for one year, and after their brief stay, the family returned to LaSalle where Irene and Dalles made their home for more than fifty years. Irene was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family, playing cards with family and friends, watching television, and taking relaxing rides in her car. Irene shared this pastime with her grandson and even taught him how to drive. She was active in her church, and was a Sunday school superintendent at LaSalle Lutheran church for a time.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Dalles Dahl; her parents, Halvor and Verna Groff, and sister, Sylvia Ring. She is survived by her children, Arvin (Bev) Dahl, Dale (Virginia) Dahl, David Dahl, Teresa (Dave) Zupfer, and Daniel (Patrick Picard) Dahl; siblings, Melvin Groff, Alice Mae (Leroy) Hinderman, Raymond (Nancy) Groff, Ivan (Connie) Groff, Marion (Ben) Tragnor, Leonard "Lenny" (Janet) Groff; five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; ten step-great-grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.