Daryl Dahl’s Passing

Daryl Dahl, Ovid Westin, and Jeff Bachman in Duluth

Daryl Dahl’s absence this weekend in Duluth was noticed.  His passing on June 19th from ALS has taken many by surprise, as he kept much to himself.  Daryl was a teammate of mine on Media Machine a few years back.  He was a lead pack skater when I was just getting started.  Over time he transitioned from his skates to his bike and his camera.   Group skates would often cross his path and stop to chat for awhile – most recently  near the Depot.  Daryl took many of the best inline photos I have seen.  He always added the water mark “Photo by Daryl Dahl” or “DD copyright”.  His photos have been frequently used on inlineskatempls by both Martha Flynn and myself. Below is his obituary.


Here are some links to his photography:

Daryl R. Dahl

Daryl R. Dahl

June 19, 2015

Daryl R. Dahl, 46, of Eau Claire, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015, at his home with his family at his side after a very long battle with ALS.

He was born July 14, 1968, in Eau Claire, the son of Duane and Mary (Witkus) Dahl.  Daryl graduated from Eau Claire Memorial High School in 1986. He was married and divorced with no children. He was living in Minnesota working for Korbel & Associates, his job required him to travel a lot both in the U.S. and overseas. He was a volunteer fire fighter, emt, and first responder.

He was very athletic and participated in several inline skating marathons. He had a strong passion for bicycling and put thousands of miles on over the years. He had a very active life and was always on the go. He will be greatly missed by all the lives he touched.

Daryl is survived by his parents, Duane & Mary Dahl; sisters, Mindy Bauer and her boyfriend Jan, Molly (James) Carson, and Judy Dahl; niece, Emma Carson; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ellwood and Leona Dahl, Elmer and Evelyn Witkus.

We would like to thank Dr. Schifeling, St. Joseph’s Hospice, his hospice nurse John, and caregivers Stacy and Heather.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Spring Brook Cemetery in the Town of Spring Brook with Pastor Alan Millen officiating.


Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Spring Brook Cemetery in the Town of Spring Brook, WI.


  • Brenda Reishus My sincere condolences to Daryl’s family…I worked with Daryl on the Maple Grove Fire Dept. He did duty crew with me when I was a rookie. Daryl was a wonderful guy with a bright smile and I will always remember him that way. My prayers go out to you and your extended family. July 17 at 8:34am
  • Laura Tranberg Duane, Mary and family, Our thoughts and prayers are being sent your way during this very sad time June 27 at 5:37pm
  • Sandy Dahl & Lyle Bauer We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Daryl! We know that this is a difficult time for your family, and hope in time that you find peace. If there is anything that we can do for your family please do not hesitate to call us! 715-835-0395 Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Lyle and Sandy June 27 at 9:40am
  • Greg and Linda Bauer Dear Duane, Mary and Mindy, So sorry to read that you’ve lost your son and brother. Our thoughts and prayers remain with you during this sorrowful time of loss. God bless you and your family. Sincerely and in God’s love, Greg and Linda June 26 at 2:02PM
  • Carley (Dahl) Kukuk Mindy, I was very sorry to learn that your brother had passed away. I didn’t know him, but I wanted you to know that I am sorry for the pain you and your family are suffering. June 25 at 10:33AM
  • Jon Bowe It has been years since I had seen and talked with Daryl. When I heard of his passing I was truly sad. I will always remember how kind and genuine Daryl was. There was always a smile, and always a positive attitude. You have my condolences for the loss of a very nice person in this world. Jon June 25 at 8:43AM
  • Linda Stone Mary, Duane and Mindy I am so sorry to read about the loss of your son and brother. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May his passing bring you peace in knowing he no longer suffers. From the little I knew about him, I did know, he was a very courageous and thoughtful man who you can be very proud of. Love to all of you Gary & Linda Stone June 24 at 9:55AM
  • Tammy (Falkner) Eckert Dear Dahl Family and Friends, I am so sorry to hear of Daryl’s passing. We went to Jr. and High School together and had lockers close to each other for several years. I loved Daryl’s humor, energy, and positive attitude. I know he will be greatly missed but know that he greatly enjoyed and shared that joy with all that he met. June 24 at 8:55AM
  • Erin (Christopher) Gee Gone too soon! I’m being flooded with wonderful memories of our childhood together! Kick the Can where the only light was the fireflies, being dragged behind the snow mobile until our fingers were numb, “driving” the car (to no where) that was in the backyard. The drive in, the races….he holds a special place in my heart! Duane, Mary, Mindy, you are all as much of these memories as Daryl. My love to you all! He was a lucky man to call you family! June 24 at 8:27AM
  • Roger Raeth I also worked with Daryl at Korbel. He was definitely one of the “Good Guys” and will be greatly missed. June 23 at 8:11AM
  • Jan n Rich Linkletter Daryl was a wonderful neighbor. We have missed him since he moved and will continue to miss him. June 22 at 3:39PM
  • Laurie Nelson I am sorry to hear about Daryl passing away. I worked with Daryl at Korbel Associates. He was a gentleman. He will be missed. June 22 at 12:43PM