Mary Kellner Dahl, known as Monnie Dahl, 91 of Front Royal, VA, died Monday, November 19, 2012, at The Southerlands.
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Monnie was born October 31, 1921 in Manitowoc, WI, daughter of Lewis J. and Irma Baumgarten Kellner. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Manitowoc, WI, attended Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, VA and was married to Earl O. B. Dahl for 57 years. They raised their children in Chappaqua, NY and retired and moved to Iron River, MI, Lexington, VA, and she passed away in Front Royal, VA. She will be laid to rest along with her husband Earl in Manitowoc, WI.
She is survived by Susan D. Dick (Richard) of Tucson, AZ, Debra D. DeLor (Kenneth) of Louisville, KY, and Linda D. Taylor (Allen) of Front Royal, VA; a dear cousin, Martha "Marty" Hocking Davis (Jim) of Lakeside, MI; six grandchildren, Lance Donald, Rhett Donald, Sean Donald, Kathryn Taylor, Cameron Taylor, and Kelly DeLor; three great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Monnie received awards as a musician, equestrian, community volunteer, and as a fifty-year member of Girl Scouts of America, received their highest award the "Thanks Badge." In 1972 she was recognized in Iron River, MI, with the "Community Minded Woman of the Year" award, where she also was President of P.E.O., Twentieth Century Woman's Club, Lady Elks, Iron County Hospital Auxiliary, and member of the Board of the Iron County Hospital and MFC's First National Bank Senior Activity Board. While in Virginia she was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church of Buena Vista, the Greater Lexington Newcomer's Club, the Lexington Woman's Club, and the Glasgow Garden Club.
She lived her life with enthusiasm and was loved and will be missed by all her family and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601.
Arrangements were made by Maddox Funeral Home, Inc., Front Royal, VA.
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