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Elva I. Dahlby, 93

Elva Ione Dahlby, age 93, of Hudson, passed away Aug. 13 at the Christian Community Home of Hudson.

Elva was born Jan. 6, 1920, on the Nord family farm, near Willow River just northeast of Hudson, the daughter of Fred and Mary (Thorene) Nord. Elva attended Hudson High School. She was united in marriage on Nov. 23, 1940, in Hudson to Gordon J. Dahlby. Their marriage, which spanned 66 years, was blessed with three children, Darryl, Eugene, and Susan.

Elva was a homemaker who cherished her time with her children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She loved antiquing, trout fishing, flower gardening, and blackcap picking. Elva was a wonderful cook and baker and was known for her delicious angel food cakes, blackcap pies, krumkake, and Swedish pancakes. She enjoyed her road trips to Nova Scotia, Texas, Florida, and throughout the United States, especially the North Shore of Lake Superior, Grand Marais, and Door County. Elva was blessed to be able to live in her house for 70 years, with the help of her wonderful neighbors and children, until she lost her eyesight from glaucoma and moved in with her daughter, Susan.

Elva is survived by her children, Darryl Dahlby of Osceola, Eugene (Linda) Dahlby of Hudson, and Susan (Christopher) Watters of Hudson; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon; parents, Mary and Fred Nord; brothers, Hugo, Mark, Alton, Eugene, and Lloyd; infant sister Vendla; sisters Luella, Vendla, Marie, and Pearl.

A Prayer Service Reflecting on Elva's Life will take place 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson, with a visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Interment will immediately follow at Willow River Cemetery of Hudson. Pallbearers assisting with the services are Chad Watters, Marcus Watters, Jim Dahlby, Thomas Meister, Garrett Johnson, and Duriel Johnson.

Funeral services are entrusted to the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, 715-386-3725.