March 19, 2020
Shirley Louis (Johnson) Dahl, 77, was born on April 23, 1942, in Belleville, the daughter of Albin Renold and Gladys Lucille (Aspergren) Johnson. She was one of five children born to this union.
Shirley grew up in near Courtland, attending Kackley Grade School and then graduating from Courtland High School with the Class of 1960. Following high school, Shirley attended Brown Mackie College in Salina.
On Oct. 15, 1961, Shirley was united in marriage to Norman R. Dahl at the Ada Lutheran Church.
Shirley enjoyed watching sports and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events. She also enjoyed tending to her flowers around her home. When Norman was battling cancer, Shirley was his dedicated caregiver.
She died Saturday in Wichita. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Norman.
Survivors include her children, David and Gary Dahl of Formoso, Tim Dahl of Savannah, Mo., and Kevin Dahl of Belleville; sisters, Alma Dean Johnson of Salina, Mrs. Richard Watson (Verlene) of Hardy and Rhonda Reed of Madison, Kan., and a brother, John Johnson of Courtland. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 17