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In Memory Of Joshua Dean Dahl

30th April 1989 – 25th November 2007

"~ My Son Joshua Dean Dahl ~"

This memorial website was created in the memory of Joshua (Buddha) Dean Dahl, born in La Crosse, Wisconsin on the 30th April 1989 and passed away on the 25th November 2007, 18 years of age.
Full Name: Joshua Dean Dahl
Born: 30th April 1989
Passed Away: 25th November 2007
Age: 18 years of age
Location: Galesville, Wisconsin
Country: The United States
Father: Jeffrey Dahl
Mother: Dawn Mattson
Birth Place: La Crosse, Wisconsin
Siblings: Amanda Hoeth (Dahl) and Half Brother: Eric Mattson
Occupation: Auto Detailer

Created by Dawn on 24 Nov 2008
In Memory Of Joshua (Buddha) Dean Dahl
Survived By: Mother and Stepfather: Dawn and Robert Mattson Father: Jeffrey Dahl Siblings: Amanda Hoeth (Dahl) and half brother Eric Mattson Brother-In-Law: Nicklaus Hoeth Maternal Grandparents; Larrydean and Marylou Erickson Great-grandfather, William Furlong aunts and uncles, Daniel (Brenda) Erickson, Rachel (Brian) Berzinski, Vicky (Foster) Gribbons, and Peggy (Scott) Swinghamer Cousins, Brock and Brylee Erickson, Cole and Molly Berzinski, Nathan and Timothy Gribbons, and Jeffrey (Jolene) Ofsdahl, and step cousin, Nolan Swinghamer.


When a mother loses a Son as wonderful as Joshua, where does she begin?  A mother never expects to write a eulogy for one of her children. 

Joshua could light up a room with just his smile, his sense of humor was unique, and making people laugh was one of Joshua’s greatest gifts.  His imitations of Chris Farley always made me laugh so hard I thought my sides were going to split; I sometimes thought, ~He could make it as a comedian someday~.  He had many accomplishments in his short life, being crowned Mini King when he was five, numerous trophies and medals for pedal tractor pulls, garden tractor pulls, and power lifting tournaments in high school. I remember at one of his pedal pull wins he unselfishly gave his winning trophy to his cousin Brock after feeling bad that he (Brock) was so sad that he didn't win one too. His caring, loving ways came so quick that he never gave his gift of giving a second thought.

In 1997 Joshua was diagnosed with a kidney disease (nephrotic syndrome)which didn't stop him from doing any of his childhood activities that he so dearly loved.  Joshua never complained of all the Dr visits, needles and overnight hospital stays. The prescribed medicine, prednisone and it's nasty side effects took a toll on his bubbly personality. I feel a deep sadness that my Son dealt with such inner turmoil. 

My Son , You'll Forever be Loved, Forever Missed and Forever Remembered. Rest in Peace Joshua Dean.

The moment that you died
my heart was torn in two,
one side filled with heartache,
the other died with you.
I often lie awake at night,
when the world is fast asleep,
and take a walk down memory lane,
with tears upon my cheeks.
Remembering you is easy,
I do it everyday,
but missing you is heartache
that never goes away.
I hold you tightly within my heart
and there you will remain.


Two smiling eyes stopped smiling,
A golden heart stood still,
We don't know why God took you,
And guess we never will.
He only lent you to us,
Then came and took you back,
To us you were so precious,
Your life was full of fun,
A caring, loving brother,
A darling handsome son.



We lost a son with a heart of gold,
Worth more to us than wealth untold,
From earthly toil to heavenly rest,
God took our son, one of the best.



Poetry In Memory of Joshua Dahl

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16 Feb 2015 – MP sent this sympathy ecard and wrote:
I am saddened to read about your loss. My condolences to you and your family. I like to share an encouraging message with you. It is found in Revelation 21:3,4 It gives me hope and strength when I loose someone in death. Be strong and don't give up. Keep praying!! Take care