Lauritz Gene Dahlby
Lauritz Gene Dahlby, 76, formerly of Northwood, passed away Friday, March 23, 2018. A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 31, at Silver Lake Lutheran Church, rural Northwood, with Pastor Randy Baldwin officiating. The Emmons American Legion will present the Honor Guard. Inurnment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Emmons American Legion ktichen project or to the family.
Lauritz was born May 3, 1941, at the Kingland Hospital, Lake Mills. After graduate in 1959 from Lake Mills High School, he drove truck for a short time before enlisting in the U.S. Army and serving three years.
He made his home in Wyoming and Colorado for approximately 40 years and retired from over the road trucking with 4.6 million miles.
Lauritz then moved back to the Dahlby family farm in 200, eventually moving to his home south of Emmons, Minn., for four years and then to Nashua two years ago.
He was very active in the Emmons American Legion, having served as commander for three years and helping to grow the Legion kitchen. This meant so much to him. He was a member of Silver Lake Lutheran Church and was an active member of various boards and also One In Christ council.
There wasn’t a person that he didn’t have a kind word and a smile for. He loved to visit.
Lauritz is survived by his wife, Marilee; his mother, Grace Dahlby; brother, Edward Dahlby; five daughters and their families, who meant the world to him: Candi and Gerald Hawkins; Staci and Kevin Case; Kelly and Kent Balog; Colleen and Eric Pratt; and Sonia Dahlby; three stepsons and families: Jay and Amy Roeder, Todd Roeder and Dave Hoppe; Mitch and Mandy Roeder.