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Juneal Dahnke

November 7, 1934 — March 20, 2020

Juneal Iolyn Bilden was born November 7, 1934, in rural Rothsay, MN, to Calmer and Florence (Flatin) Bilden. She attended country school, going on to graduate as salutatorian from Rothsay High School in 1952.

After graduation, she moved to Fergus Falls, MN, and worked as a secretary at National Tea Company Packing Plant-a favorite of hers. She married Roger Dahnke in 1956, and one year later, moved to Olympia, WA, during Roger's military service.

When they returned to the area, they settled in Moorhead, MN, where she lived the remainder of her life. She worked for a variety of companies, ending with the Fargo, ND, Post Office.

Juneal passed away Friday, March 20, 2020, under hospice care, in her home, at eighty-five years of age.

Music and education were important to her. She taught accordion lessons and played in an accordion band. Her cats were also very special to her, and she loved to bake and go dancing. Her faith was important to her as well. She had served as church organist, taught Sunday school, and been active in circle.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Geraldine Pearson; her brother, Clarence; her son, Todd; and her grandson, Owen Lewis. She is survived by her husband, Roger; three children, Michael (Jennifer) Dahnke, Suzann (John) Olson, and Shelley (Todd) Lewis; daughter-in-law, Denise Dahnke; ten grandchildren; and twenty great-grandchildren.

A private family funeral will be held and a memorial service will be held at a later date.



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