Marjorie Ione Dahlberg

Marjorie Ione Staaf Dahlberg, age 81 of Howard Lake, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, in Waconia.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m., at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home, Howard Lake, with the Rev. Pat Ridpath officiating.

Visitation was Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Interment will take place in the spring at the Howard Lake City Cemetery.

Marjorie was born Feb. 24, 1919, in Dassel, to Oscar and Agnes (Nordine) Staaf. She was baptized Oct. 16, 1919, in Delano, by her grandfather, the Rev. Gustaf Staaf.

In 1937, Marjorie graduated from Dassel High School as valedictorian of her class. After graduation, she went to Minneapolis to work for Erickson Brothers Gas.

Marjorie married Palmer K. Durdahl in 1943. The marriage only lasted a short time. In 1963, she married Charles B. Dahlberg and moved to Howard Lake.

Charles and Marjorie owned and operated the Model Eat Shope and in 1970, they opened Char-Mar's Landing on Howard Lake (where the Howard Lake Motel now sits.)

Charlie passed away in 1987 and Marjorie retired.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and a member and sponsor of Ducks Umlimited.

Marjorie enjoyed collecting books, especially recipe books.

At the time of her death, Marjorie had reached the age of 81 years, nine months, and eight days.

She is survived by her son, Ken (Bonnie) Durdahl of Howard Lake; a sister, Ruby Benson of Buffalo; a brother-in-law, Emil Sindt of Texas; sisters-in-law, Ella Mae Dahlberg and Eleanore Dahlberg; nieces and nephews: Pat (Ken) Anderson, Richard (Sammy) Sindt, all of Texas; Doug Sindt of Alaska; Vicky (James) Grossenbach of Idaho; Michelle Day and Al Talbot of Clearwater Lake; Art (Karen) Staaf of Prior Lake; Janet Benson of St. Louis Park; Susie (Tim) Lenz of Delano; Rich (Deb) Dahlberg of Alaska; and Ranae Dahlberg of Chanhassen.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Charles Dahlberg and Palmer Durdahl; brother, Byron; and sister, Delores Sindt.

Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home, Howard Lake and Cokato, handled the arrangements.

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