Mary Louise Goldie (Meyer) Dahl, 90, of Sebring, FL, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the Sunny Hills Assisted Living in Sebring. Her graveside committal service will be 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Greenlawn Cemetery in Redfield, SD. Elder Charles O’Hare of Pierre, SD will officiate.
Goldie’s final act of kindness was the donation of her body to science for the advancement of medicine. Science Care in Florida; Bergen Funeral Service of Naples, FL; Florida Funeral Home & Crematory of Miami, FL; and Thelen-Hyke Funeral Home of Redfield, SD have been entrusted with arrangements. (www.thelen-hykefuneralhome.com)
Goldie was born February 27, 1927 in Brandt, SD to Henry August Adolf and Amelia Carolyn (Weber) Meyer. At approximately 20 years of age, Goldie began working at the Britton, SD hospital. She worked there several years as a nurse’s aide. With encouragement, she began work as a colporteur in Britton and the Lake City area. She then went to the western Black Hills and Deadwood area to continue her work as a colporteur. She also went to work at the Deadwood hospital as a nurse’s aide. She later moved to Sisseton, SD to work at the hospital which is now the Tekakwitha Nursing Center. She loved taking care of the elderly. It was here that her talents were noted and she was encouraged to enter into X-Ray and Laboratory Technology.
At around 30 years of age, she studied and received her high school equivalency diploma as she had been an 8th grade graduate. At age 31, Goldie went to Union College and paid her way through college by working at local hospitals. She graduated from Union College when she was 32 years old and went on to X-Ray training in Lincoln, NE where she graduated second in her class.
After graduation, her first job was in Bozeman, MT. During this time, she did work at Harlowton, MT where she met Ole Dahl. She had been praying for a companion and had told the Lord what type of man she wanted. The Lord answered her and Ole was exactly what she had asked for! They married on June 25, 1968 in Aberdeen, SD.
At the time of her marriage, she applied for and accepted a position at the Glascow Air Force Base which she held for four years before the base was closed. She then moved to Poplar, MT where she worked on the Indian Reservation. With surgery and Ole bothered by the cold weather, they moved to Custer, SD in 1981. Ole passed away on December 2, 1985.
After Ole’s death, Goldie bought, fixed up and sold mobile homes. She then took care of two elderly ladies. She moved several times including time spent in Hot Springs, SD. She began to have health problems and retired in 2000. She eventually moved to Sebring , FL where she remained until the time of her death.
Goldie is survived by her brothers: Chris (Madonna) Meyer of Norwalk, IA and Fred (Joyce) Meyer of Marshalltown, IA; her two nieces: Bonnie (Mich) Meyer and Marla (Steve) Bopp of Cogswell, ND as well as several grand-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ole and her brother and sister-in-law, Herman (Gladys) Meyer.
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