Carolyn Dahl

Carolyn K. Dahl, 61, of Beulah, ND, passed away at home on Saturday, August 8, 2015 from her battle with brain cancer. Services will be held at 10:00 AM CDT on Friday, August 14, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church, Beulah, with Pastor Kathleen Dettmann officiating. Burial will follow at the Mandan Union Cemetery, Mandan, ND.

There will be no visitation as she was cremated, per her wishes.

Carolyn was born on December 23, 1953 to Eugene and Hazel (Perry) Domnanish in Ottawa, KS. She grew up on a farm near Princeton, KS with her two sisters and three brothers. Carolyn graduated from Ottawa High School in 1971. Carolyn worked as a tax revenue agent with the Internal Revenue Service in Omaha, NE; Las Vegas, NV; and Bismarck, ND. Carolyn married Merlin “Butch” Dahl in Mandan, ND on June 12, 1981. They were blessed with two children, Benjamin and Cassandra (Kisse). Carolyn left the IRS in 1985 to start Dahl’s Tax Preparation and Bookkeeping Service. During her 29 years in business she gained a large clientele, holding offices in Upham, Walhalla, and Beulah.

Carolyn was committed to her business, particularly during tax season, but above all, family was her first priority. She was Ben and Cassie’s biggest fan, never missing a game or activity. In her spare time, Carolyn enjoyed reading and spending time with her family, making at least one trip to Kansas each year.

Carolyn is survived by her husband, Merlin, Beulah, ND; her children, Ben (Katy Solar), Minot, ND; Cassie (Brandon) Kisse, Mandan, ND; two grandchildren, Kolton and Kale Kisse, Mandan, ND; her mother Hazel (Perry) Domnanish of Olathe, KS; as well as her sisters Patricia Domnanish, Kansas City, KS; Rita Murphy, Shawnee, KS; brothers Jim Domnanish of Spring, TX; and Terry (Maria) Domnanish, Paola, KS; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her father Eugene Domnanish of Olathe, KS, one brother Dennis Domnanish of Princeton, KS and father and mother-in-law Merlin P. and Dorothy (Dettmann) Dahl of Mandan, ND.

The family sincerely thanks the staff at SMC Hospice as well as her doctors, nurses and therapists at CHI St. Alexius and the crew at the Bismarck Cancer Center, quality care was received. We would also like to thank our neighbors in Beulah who provided evening meals for us and Caring Hearts for all of their meals too.

Arrangements conducted by Barbot Funeral Home, Beulah and Hazen.

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