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of Buffalo, MN

March 9, 1936 – May 31, 2024

Celebration of Life

 Sunday, June 30th, 2024

from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Corinna Town Hall, 9801 Ireland Ave NW – Annandale, MN

Mary Wayne Dahl (Undlin/Darkow) died on Friday, May 31st, preceded in death by her husband Eugene L. Dahl, sister Ann Louise Olmstead, brother Winston Darkow, parents and step-family.  She passed away peacefully with her three children and granddaughter by her side.

Mary was born March 9th, 1936 in Alexandria, MN. In her 88 years, she enjoyed bowling, water skiing, fishing, playing cards, and piano. Whatever she was good at, she taught those around her, to be their best. She was an example of kindness (with a little sass on the side).

Survived by her children and their spouses, Michael (Becky), Kari (Tom), Kathi and (Charlie); grandchildren Jenna, Annie, Sarah, John, and Michael Ryan. After many health challenges over the last five years, her heart kept beating for her great-grandchildren Paighton, Alexis, Lucy and Violet.

A Celebration of Life will be held near Annandale, MN at Corinna Town Hall, 9801 Ireland Ave. NW, Annandale, MN 55302 on Sunday, June 30th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Please RSVP to kari444mcd@gmail.com – that will help with food planning.

If you are unable to attend, please feel free to share your personal story “I remember when….” Comment on www.thepetersonchapel.com/obituary page.

Cards can be mailed to Kari McDermott, 11765 Ireland Ave NW, Annandale, MN 55302.

Interment will be in August or September, where she will rest beside her family at Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria, MN.

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Kari McDermott

    “I remember “when we were younger” and my mom was the adult that all the kids loved. She was playful and fun, willing to be our “everlasting pitcher” for kickball or softball when we played in the streets (Texa-Tonka Ave). She might not have a refrigerator full of food, but anything in there was available to anyone who was hungry. She always had kind words of encouragement and wise counsel for dozens of neighborhood friends, as well as boyfriends and girlfriends through the years we were growing up. (…. that was the 60s and 70s so there was a lot to maneuver!) It was hard to watch “the life of the party” fade over the years, but now we get to honor that Spirit…. and celebrate here, while she finally gets to play cards, have a cocktail and be with her family and friends on the other side of this 88 year journey. (Brush up your piano skills, mom!)

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  2. Barb Vann

    I remember when I wanted to learn the piano but my family did not have one. Mary graciously taught me how to play a few songs and let me use their piano to practice on. I did a piano solo in 5th grade and played Edelweiss. To this day, I can remember how proud I felt when I finished it and it would not have been possible without Mary’s love and guidance. She was one of the many Mom’s on Texa-Tonka that took it upon themselves to raise us all! How lucky we were!

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  3. Laurie Sansom

    I lived next door to the Undlins and babysit for them. I will always remember that I could come over and play the piano, and nobody complained (at least out loud to me). Mary graciously let me do that, even though she probably couldn’t stand to hear another round of Heart and Soul. She and my mom bowled on the same team.

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