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Dale and Shirley Opdahl
Husband's Full Name: Dale Opdahl
Husband's Place of Birth: Manfred, ND
Husband's Father's Name: Edwin Opdahl
Husband's Mother's Name: Sophie Rogness Opdahl
Husband's Siblings' Names: Jean, Verneil, Phyllis, Dennis and Gary
Wife's Full Name: Shirley Mae Lautt Opdahl
Wife's Place of Birth: Harvey, North Dakota
Wife's Father's Name: Reuben Lautt
Wife's Mother's Name: Martha Lautt
Wife's Siblings' Names: Adeline, Twila, Janice and Linda
Children's Names: Ilona, Rodney, Kelly, Kent and Aaron
Dale was born on the original Opdahl homestead and lived there until his family moved to the Roble homestead in 1944. He attended country school at first, and after the move attended Manfred School through the eighth grade. At that time he went to work on the family farm helping raise turkeys, milking cows and raising grain crops.
He married Shirley Lautt and moved onto the Opdahl family farm. They have raised turkeys, milk cows, beef cows, horses, and a variety of other animals, as well as raising grain.
They have participated in various organizations including the Sheyenne River Salle Club, various turkey and dairy federations, Harvey Rural Fire Department, Fagerlund Sons of Norway, Vang Lutheran Church.
Dale and Shirley have five children.