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John Dahlstrom

May 28, 1945 - January 10, 2019

John Dahlstrom John Edwin Dahlstrom
LA CRESCENT, Minn. -- John Edwin Dahlstrom, 73, of La Crescent died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, peacefully in his home surrounded by family and friends.
He was born May 28, 1945, in Rice Lake, Wis., to Edwin and Virginia (White) Dahlstrom. John served in the U.S. Navy for four years. He married Dianne Kutil and they were married for 52 years.
John worked as a machinist for Machine Products, for 26 years and continued on to build a business, Valley Machining in Coon Valley, with co-partners, Bob Miller and Roger Starkey. This was one of his greatest accomplishments up until his retirement.
After retirement he enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Morning coffee on the patio and grilling out was always an open invitation to all. He also enjoyed taking “Lady Di” and his 1951 Chevy Coop, out on the road. He was able to travel after retirement and the Black Hills were one of his favorite places to go.
He is survived by his wife, Dianne; a daughter, Francee (Eugene) Jakobi; grandchildren, Renee (Nehemiah) Maphie, Cody Jakobi and Emma Jakobi; great-granddaughter, Eden Maphie; brothers, Bernard and James Dahlstrom; brothers-in-law, Mel Kutil, Mike Kutil and Bernard (Rose Tande) Kutil; and a close family friend, Hope Olson.
He was preceded in death by a son, Brian; his parents; a sister, Florence; father and mother in-law, Clarence and Alphonsine; nephews, Robin and Jason; and a brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Karen.
His home was always open and he will be missed by many.
John's wishes are to be cremated and buried with his son, Brian. This will be a private ceremony. John would want everyone to “live life to the fullest and have no regrets.” If you were called a “Peckerwood” you were a friend.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to St. Croix Hospice for the care they gave John.
The Schumacher-Kish Funeral & Cremation Services, La Crescent Chapel is assisting the family.
Published on January 13, 2019
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11 posts

Kathy Brummond
Jan 14, 2019
So sorry for your loss, sounds like he was a bang up kinda guy! Hugs to Francee and the whole family!
Shar Weibel
Jan 13, 2019
Prayers for all the family. I know he will be missed by all family!
Butch Hart
Jan 13, 2019
Grew up with Johnny in La Crescent, he was a kind soul & raised a lot of hell. We all will miss him. RIP Johnny.
Diana Hanson
Jan 13, 2019
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Judy Kerska
Jan 13, 2019
Lady Di and family, I remember all the times at work when you would talk about Johnny, and we all knew how special he was. I am so sorry for your loss. Judy
John Kjos
Jan 13, 2019
My sympathies Dianne. Many memories of you and John at South Lanes. .
Evy Seever
Jan 13, 2019
So sorry for your loss. I was blessed to have this wonderful man in my life. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Jan 13, 2019
Sorry for your loss.. hugs and kisses.. what I remember about John was he would pull his pants up like Steve Urkel . An awesome and amazing man. He will be missed by many!!
Sue Gordon
Jan 13, 2019
My dear friends Johnny and Dianne--We go back so many years. All the memories, laughs and tears. I felt privileged you called me "peckerwood". I was always welcome in your home, and will remember fondly the gallons and gallons of coffee we've consumed sitting around the kitchen island. Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends and family for strength, and always remember how much you are loved. Always in friendship--Sue
Rick Smith
Jan 13, 2019
Saddened to hear of Johns passing, He was a good man. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
Mary Lou Peterson
Jan 12, 2019
DiDi. and family I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mary Lou