A strong, adventurous, German woman who came to the United States at an early age. She was a Tavern owner and Restaurateur and enjoyed frequent trips to the Florida Coast where she ultimately retired to what she called 'Paradise'. During her time in Florida, she found her sole mate in life, Arthur Dalson and they shared many wonderful years together. Ria's tough exterior, yet gentle heart made her a real one-of-a-kind. She touched many lives but mostly, her loving children, grand children and great grand children. Ria is survived by her Daughter, Nicole (Offner) Cassel; Son, Steven Offner; Son-in-Law: Steve Cassel; Daughter-in-Law, Lynnette Offner; Five grandchildren, Melissa Tronoski, Tara Jasinski, Danny Cassel, Matthew Offner, and Samantha Offner; Two great-grandchildren, Shaylynn Tronoski and Illiana Jasinski. Please send donations, in lieu of flowers, to the National Leukemia Society. A private memorial will be held during the week of 3/25/13. Please send an email to riadalson@royersford.net for details.

Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Mar. 19, 2013