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Richard (Dick) Dahlin, 85


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Richard Eugene Dahlin, 85, of Roswell, NM, passed away on April 9, 2018. He was born March 7, 1933 in Grand Forks, North Dakota to Emil and Theresa Dahlin.
Dick was blessed with an affectionate and doting wife Lorraine, with whom he shared immeasurable and unforgettable memories she will have to treasure in his absence; documented by decades of photos. Not only was he a devoted husband, he was a dedicated, loving and benevolent father to his five children, Sharon, Michael, Patricia, Mary and Peter. He cherished every moment of being a grandfather to his eleven grandchildren and treasured being a great-grandfather to four.
Upon graduation from DeLaSalle High School, a private Catholic, college preparatory high school in Minneapolis, Minnesota he started work with Western Electric in 1951 as a telephone installer in Minneapolis until he was recruited by the Army during the Korean War.
He was part of the Signal Relay Company 8037th camp in mountains West of Tokyo Communications. He attended US Army Mountain Training School under instruction from 10th Mt. Division from Italy. He received medals for Army of Occupation-Japan, Sharpshooter and Good Conduct.
In 1968 he was chosen to lead the Republican presidential campaign for Richard Nixon in New York City. Dick was responsible for the network telecast of the world’s richest horse race on Labor Day in Ruidoso Downs. His outstanding telecommunications skills was sought out for the presidential campaign and sent to Miami Florida July 1976 to work with Jimmy Carter. Dick worked for Mountain Bell from 1953 – 1985. Upon his retirement in 1985 he retired from three other telecommunications jobs working for CEI, Stockton and Volt.
He was a faithful member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus and provided countless hours of community service as a church member. He taught Sunday School, played on the church softball team along with coordinating special church fundraising events.
His memories will live forever through his devoted wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His life was not complete without a dutiful dog; Buffy and Sherman will miss his attention and treats.
Dick’s family will always cherish the special memories and in his honor is planning a memorial mass and celebration of his life in May 19, 2018. The Memorial Mass will be held at St. Peter’s Church at 1:00 p.m. Dick’s celebration of life reception is scheduled from 3:00 -7:00 at the La Quinta Banquet Room located at 200 E 19th Street in Roswell, New Mexico. All of his friends and friends of the family are encouraged to attend this glorious remembrance of an incredible man.

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