Dennis Ray Dahl, MD

Memorial services for Dennis Ray Dahl, MD, 85, Lawrence will be held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, January 4, 2016 at Unitarian Fellowship Church in Lawrence. Private inurnment will be at Pioneer Cemetery, Lawrence. He passed away Monday, December 21, 2015 at his home.

Dennis was born February 20, 1930 in Colby, KS the son of Jacob Schulz and Marie (Harder) Dahl.

He had been a resident of Lawrence since 1949.

Dennis received a Ph.D. in Physiology at the University of Kansas.

He was a member of the Unitarian Fellowship, the Lawrence Civic Choir, and the Friends of Lieds.

He was a physician at Watkins Hospital until he retired in 1995.

He married Nancy Ann Fort on January 23, 1952. She preceded him in death on August 8, 2002.

Survivors include one son, Julian S. Dahl; one daughter, Kathleen R. Nuckolls, both of Lawrence; two grandchildren, Annaleah Nuckolls and Madeline Nuckolls. He was also preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jay Roy Dahl, May 1996; and a son, James S. Dahl in 1964 and two sisters, Zelma A. Franz, and Ethel V. Franz.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Dennis R. and Nancy Ann Dahl Fund for Undergraduate Studies in Anthropology, the Dennis R. and Nancy Ann Dahl Fund for the Encouragement of the Biology Faculty, or the Dennis R. and Nancy Ann Dahl Fund for the Encouragement of the Humanitites Faculty, and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

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  1. Jan Elder on December 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Kathleen and Julian

    Was so sorry to hear of the death of your father. Wanted to let you know I am thinking of you at this sad time.


  2. Jay & Sondra Dahl on December 30, 2015 at 11:20 am

    We are sorry for your loss. God will give you comfort, peace and direction through His son Jesus. May you find that security during this difficult time.

  3. Pamela Miller on October 27, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Kathleen and Julian
    I am so sorry for your loss. Your father was a great and graciously kind soul of a man who will forever live on in the memories we all have of him. He was always smiling and happy when I saw him and I know in my heart of hearts he is reunited with your mom in heaven, even happier again to be with her. They were an inspiration to me that a love like theirs is forever. My prayers are with all who loved ones and friends of Dr. Dahl and especially his family.
    Pam an Jt

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