Kevin Dahlen, 63, Thief River Falls, MN, passed away on Friday, December 31, 2021, at Oakland Park Communities, Thief River Falls, MN.


Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM Monday, January 10, 2022 at Ekelund Lutheran Church, rural Goodridge, MN with Kristen Ostercamp officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM with a 5:00 PM prayer service on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls.


Kevin Lee Dahlen was born November 13, 1958 along with his twin brother, Kelly at Red Lake, MN, the son of Erling and Ella (Good) Dahlen. He was baptized and confirmed at Ekelund Lutheran Church, rural Goodridge. He attended school in Goodridge, MN, graduating from high school in 1977.


He served his country with the United States Navy from June 15, 1977, served until August 11, 1978, when he was honorably discharged.


Kevin worked at a wild rice farm in Gully, MN, then worked at Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls. Kevin then worked at Seven Clans Casino for 16 years, before returning to Arctic Cat.  He enjoyed motorcycles, sports, music, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. He also enjoyed volunteering at various places including Pennington County Humane Society, area cemeteries, and food shelf. He was a proud member of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Eagle Clan; Eagle’s Club in Thief River Falls, DAV Chapter 14 in Crookston, MN, and American Legion Post 117 in Thief River Falls where he enjoyed volunteering on the Color Guard and serving burgers at the Legion on Saturdays.


Survivors include his siblings: Elaine (David) Roehl, Bloomington, MN, David (Gayle) Dahlen, Goodridge, MN, Jeff Dahlen, Goodridge, MN, Carolyn (Scott) Pahlen, Warroad, MN, Kelly (Brenda) Dahlen, Goodridge, MN, Donna (fiance Rob Endly) Dahlen, Bloomington, MN, Leah (Michael) Nelson, Madison, WI, Steven (Ladora) Dahlen, Thief River Falls, MN; sister-in-law, Rosie Dahlen of Thief River Falls; special friend, Kathy Opdahl; many nieces & nephews; great nieces & great nephews; and many other relatives and friends.


He is preceded in death by his parents; brother Joel Dahlen; infant sister, Cheryl and nephew, Cole Dahlen.


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