Arthur Dahl Obituary

Arthur Donald Dahl
Arthur Donald Dahl

November 6, 1933 - December 16, 2020
Born in St Louis, MO
Resided in Anchorage, Alaska


Arthur Donald Dahl, "Don," died, at age 87, on Dec. 16, 2020, at Providence Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska, of complications from a full and productive life.

Don was born on Nov. 6, 1933, to Arthur and Gunhilde Dahl in St Louis, Mo., and raised in Lake Oswego, Ore., where he graduated high school in 1952. Don served in the Navy and was honorably discharged in 1959.

After serving, Don traveled to the Alaska territory where, after living in Fairbanks for a time, he and friends started a business in Caribou Creek designing and building log cabins. It was here that Don met his future wife, Carol, a teacher from Anchorage.

Don and Carol married in 1960 and moved to Anchorage, where they raised three sons, Erik, Scott and Keith, as well as their granddaughter Stephanie, daughter of Keith. Don loved the outdoors, was an avid skier and passed this enthusiasm on to his family.

For over 30 years Don owned a residential construction company, Dahl Construction, building and remodeling dozens of homes in and around Anchorage. In retirement he volunteered his skills with his church and with Habitat for Humanity.

For those that knew him, Don was a special, funny, outgoing person. He was always willing to talk to anyone about anything and quick with a joke, a pun or just some unique way of seeing things. His sense of adventure never failed him. After Carol passed in 2009, Don was blessed to find a friend and travel partner in Barbara Gay. They frolicked and traveled to many places in the world before dementia took its toll on Don.

The family wishes to thank Leanne Kim and the entire staff at the Comfort Assisted Living Home for their patience and care for Don during the past two years.

Instead of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice of Anchorage so they may continue to provide services to other Anchorage families.

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