Russell began his journey to be with the Lord on June 23, 2017 from the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. His loving family was by his side to bid him farewell. He battled lung cancer for a short time. Russell was born February 7, 1947 during a winter blizzard, to Art and Ariel (Morrow) Dahlin on the family farm. He grew up on the Dahlin Farm near Key West, MN. He graduated from Fisher, MN high school. Russ joined the United States Navy and was honorably discharged on May 13, 1969. Russ spent the rest of his adult life in East Grand Forks, MN. Every fall, Russ worked the harvest and drove sugar beet truck for Driscoll Farms. He also operated a tow truck for local companies.
Russell is survived by his two sons, Roy (Katie) and Eric (Amy) Dahlin both of International Falls, MN; numerous grandchildren; sister, Sharon Driscoll of East Grand Forks, MN; two nieces, Karen (Jim) Gowen of Arizona, Laurie (Gayle) Pawlowski of Mahomen, MN; nephew, Shanon Sersland of Grand Forks, ND and several great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Norma Sersland; brother in laws, Jerry Sersland and Gene Driscoll; one granddaughter Americus Dahlin.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice.
Funeral Service: 1:00 PM on Thursday, June 29, 2017 in Dahl Funeral Home, 2029 Central Ave. NW, East Grand Forks, MN.
Visitation: One Hour prior Funeral Service on Thursday, June 29, 2017 in Dahl Funeral Home.
Interment: Nisbet Cemetery ~ Rural East Grand Forks, MN
Online Guestbook: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com
Arrangements By: Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, Minnesota