Henry Charles Dahl, Jr. passed away at Adventist Health Mendocino Coast Hospital on August 30, 2021. He was 93 years old.
Hank grew up in Caspar, attending grammar school there and then graduating from Mendocino High in 1945. He enlisted in the Navy after graduation, and was discharged at the end of WWII. Hank came home and married his high school sweetheart, Florence Fraga, and started working at Caspar Lumber Company. He was then drafted into the Army in 1951, stationed in Okinawa. Upon completing his Army service Hank returned to Mendocino and drove log trucks for 20+ years. Then after teaching his son Wayne how to drive trucks, he changed careers and went to work for the Mendocino School District as Transportation Supervisor and bus driver until his retirement at age 70. He also served as a Mendocino Volunteer Fireman for over 50 years and owned and operated Coastal Fire Extinguisher.
Hank was an avid 49er and Giants fan. He was often seen sporting his 49er jacket and Giants hat.
He was very patriotic. He loved his country and always had an American flag flying at his home.
Hank will be greatly missed by his family and friends who meant the world to him.
Hank was predeceased by his wife of 73 years, Florence, in January of this year. He is survived by his son and daughter in-law, Wayne and Diane Dahl of Fort Bragg, his three grandsons and their wives; Anthony and Cara Dahl of Stockton, Kevin and Amber Dahl of Grass Valley and Scott and Katie Dahl of Roseville. He is also survived by three great-grandchildren; Ryan, Kylie and Nathan Dahl.
Graveside services were at Hillcrest Cemetery in Mendocino.
Published by The Mendocino Beacon from Sep. 16 to Oct. 15, 2021.