DAHL Peter W. Dahl, 71, beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away peacefully Aug. 15, 2011 after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Clarice; daughter, Tamra; granddaughter, Kristen; sister, Priscilla; brothers-in-law: Henry Fiola, Mark (Shirley) and Loyal (Barbara) Tanem; mother-in-law, Gladys Tanem; aunt, Ruth Nelson; cousins, David and Stephen Nelso; and numerous nieces and nephews. Peter was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After receiving his degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota he accepted a position with Honeywell to manage the Drone contract at Orogrande , New Mexico. He was employed by Atlantic Research Co. and Brunswick in this same capacity for several years until he opened his own business in 1986. He designed and manufactured special wound transformers for the military, Los Alamos, TV & Radio stations, foreign customers, and ham radio enthusiasts. Peter's call letters (KOBIT) were well-known around the world (dating back to the 1950's when Morse Code was the norm for communication between ham radio operators). Peter was selected as Small Business Person of the Year in 1986 by the Chamber of Commerce. He was a member and Past President of the SERTOMA (service to mankind) club for many years and served on the Board of Directors of the El Paso Speech and Hearing Center which was a recipient of funds raised by SERTOMA members. He was raised in Five Points Lodge in 1983 where he served as worshipful Master and was active on the Education committee for the Grand Lodge of Texas. He was an active member of the El Paso Scottish Rite where he received his Knights Commander Court of Honor (Oct. 1991) and the 33 Degree which is the highest Degree in Masonry (Nov. 1999) from the Supreme Council. He was also an active member of the El Maida Shrine Temple, the Jesters and Knights of Mecca. He is a member and Past President of the El Paso Country Club where he participated in several golf tournaments and sponsored several college tournaments at EPCC to include golfers such as Tiger Woods. Peter was an avid sports fan who was true to the Lakers and Minnesota Vikings, but also supported the Miners in football and basketball. He will be missed by family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held 2:00pm, Friday, August 19, 2011 at the Scottish Rite Temple located at 301 W. Missouri. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Contact number (915) 533-4409 P.S. I am so sad that my grandpa passed away. I love you and you will always be in my heart. -Kristen. Funeral services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home. Please visit on-line register book at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net
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Published in El Paso Times from August 18 to August 25, 2011