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Eric Ole Dahl
 

Memorial for Eric Ole Dahl

Born in Port Gamble, WA on Aug. 5, 1942
Departed on Jun. 20, 2013 and resided in Suquamish, WA.

  
"The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone."
~Norwegian Proverb

Veteran

Eric Ole Dahl of Poulsbo, WA passed away June 20, 2013 at the the Harrison Medical Center (HMC) in Bremerton, WA after a courageous battle to recover from the complications that arose following surgery.

Eric was born August 5, 1942 in Port Gamble Hospital to Carl and Florence Dahl. He grew up on the family farm on Clear Creek Road alongside his younger brother Martin Dahl.

Eric was 70 years old at the time of his passing. He is preceded in his death by both parents and survived by his brother Martin (Cynthia )Dahl of Poulsbo, son Kevin (Jan) Dahl of Hoquiam, daughter Tracy (Steve) Lougheed of Shelton, daughter Erica (David) Greenwood of Port Ludlow, daughter Tami (Darren) Shapley of Silverdale and son Adam (Osha) Dahl of Suquamish, as well as nine beautiful and loving grandchildren.

In 1960 Eric graduated from North Kitsap High with high honors and a love of all sports, having played many during his years of school. He continued his education spending a year at Washington State University before returning home in the summer of 1961 to work briefly at the Port Gamble Mill.

In October 1961 he was employed by Boeing until the summer of 1963 when he was accepted into the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) training program of the University Of Washington where he completed specialized training prior to starting work as a transportation technician.

In March of 1967 Eric was drafted by the United States Army and served tours in Germany, Vietnam, and Korea. He received an honorable discharge as an E-5 in March of 1969.

On his return he was reinstated with WSDOT and held several different positions before becoming a Construction Field Engineer. Eric was a mentor to many of those he worked alongside. While he officially retired from WSDOT in December of 1993, he continued his services, on a temporary basis for an additional year.

After this temporary service Eric was recruited by Scarsella Brothers, Inc. of Kent, as an Estimator, a position he held from February of 1995 until his final retirement in June 2006.

Eric was a quiet man with a large and loving heart for his family and grandchildren. He remained an avid sports enthusiast, loved getting together with his brother and reminiscing of times past. He will truly be missed. His final wish was to be laid to rest in Tahoma National Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff at HMC for the kindness and loving care that Eric received in the IC, PC and Oncology Units.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

A celebration of life will be held later this summer at the Sons of Norway in Poulsbo, WA. No boat for sale.
  

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