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Ruth Lois Dahl memorial service Saturday, May 14

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Ruth Lois Dahl, age 89, of West Lafayette, Indiana (formerly of Valparaiso) passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2011 in West Lafayette.

She was born February 3, 1922 in Blue Island, Ill., to George and Wilhelmina (Odenthal) Beebe, who preceded her in death.

She was married to Kenneth R. Dahl, who preceded her in death in 2007. She was also preceded by her first husband, Herman Keyes, in 1954.

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Jan Marie Wolfe of Chesterton; grandchildren, Linda Wolfe of Valparaiso, Brian Wolfe and Laura Ann Beatty of Kouts, Ind., and great-grandchildren Adam Wolfe and Anthony Whitmer, both of Valparaiso and Sam Beatty of Kouts.

She was also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Dennis Wolfe and grandson Paul Wolfe.

Ruth was a former member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. After moving to Valparaiso, she attended Christ Lutheran Church.

Ruth was a Registered Nurse since 1943, working for the Porter County and LaPorte County Health Departments and the VNA Hospice Center.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Indiana Veterans Home, 3851 N. River Rd., West Lafayette, Ind. 47906.

Cremation was performed by Heritage Crematory, Portage, Ind.

Arrangements by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Indiana.

Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, or to a charity of the donorís choice.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Posted 5/2/2011