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Sigvard "Sig" Dahl

Obituary for Sigvard "Sig" Dahl

December 18, 1930 - November 6, 2017
Autin, Texas | Age 86


Maj. Sigvard Dahl Jr., US Air Force (Retired) passed from this earth to be with the Lord and his loved ones on November 6, 2017. Known as Siggy to his friends, he was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, born December 18, 1930 in Kalispell, MT. He was the son of Sigvard Dahl Sr. and Bessie Rosalie Watson and was the fourth of their five children. At 8 years old, his family moved to Seattle, WA where he grew up and later graduated from Lincoln High School in 1948. After a year in the Merchant Marines and two more in the Army, Sig found his calling and joined the US Air Force. While in the Air Force, he completed two years of college at the University of Maryland.

During his 21 year military career as a fighter pilot, he achieved the rank of Major and was recognized with numerous medals including the Bronze Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Purple Heart. His Air Force service took him many places around the world including Germany, England and South
Korea. He also served one tour in Vietnam. In 1975, he was stationed at Bergstrom Air Force Base in Austin, Texas where he later retired from military service.

Upon receiving an honorable discharge, Sig turned his sights to business and purchased a temporary personnel service franchise which he operated for several years. In 1982, he became a real estate agent in the central Texas area and recently celebrated his 35th year in the business.

Sig lived a full and active life, always giving of his time for friends and family. He was a Lifetime Member of the Order of Daedalians. He loved playing tennis and had regular matches every week. Other hobbies he enjoyed were snow skiing, playing Bridge, and doing crossword puzzles. He was also an avid
Texas Longhorns fan. On any given morning, you could find him with a cup of coffee and his favorite sweet roll from Upper Crust Bakery. Sig leaves behind a legacy of love for God, Family and Country along with a wealth of friendships.

He is remembered with love by his devoted wife, Jewel Stewart Dahl whom he married in 1984; his adoring daughter, Tracy Dahl-Burg and her husband, George Burg; his grandchildren, Jason, Taylor and Madison Latzko; his great-granddaughter Rebel Jae Latzko; his step-daughter Kimberly Stewart; his stepdaughter Stephanie Henrick and her husband, David Henrick, along with their children, Hunter, Regan, Paige and Reese; his step-daughter Machaela Byram and her son, Max; his step-son Marc Stewart; his sister Helen McIntyre and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by the mother of his daughter, Vivienne Dahl, who remained a friend. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sigvard and Bessie Dahl, his brother Duane Dahl and his sisters, Gwen Olmstead, and Yvonne Garcia.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, November 20, at 11:00 am at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Austin. A time for visiting with the family will follow in the church social hall. Interment will be at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery at a later date.

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