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Bette Jane Dahl
December 19, 1927 ~ November 28, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
Bette J. Dahl, 95, a lifelong resident of the Walnut community, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2023. She was born a twin in Sublette, Illinois to Lewis and Mildred (Larkin) Bolbock on December 19, 1927. She attended the Pope School and then Walnut High School, where she met the love of her life, Gordon Dahl.
Following graduation in the Class of 1946, Bette continued her studies at Northern Illinois State Teachers College and Mount St. Clare College. While at DeKalb, Bette was given the opportunity to use her athletic abilities when she joined the all-girls baseball team, traveling and playing the sport she enjoyed throughout life.
On July 24, 1949, she married Gordon at the Red Oak Church. Bette taught all eight grades at the Carbaugh School. Her students were not only fond of her, but impressed by her love of recess and the opportunity to play ball and have fun.
Bette is survived by one daughter, Deborah (Eric) Forman of Dixon; three sons, Douglas, Dennis, and Darrell (Debra), all of Walnut; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister-in-law, Barbara (the late Robert) Draper and a brother-in-law, Robert (the late Berte) Renner. Bette was a fond aunt of many. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon, by three brothers and one sister.
Bette’s was a life of service to others, particularly those who needed her kindness the most. In lieu of flowers or memorial contributions, the family requests that a good deed be done for someone. The most fitting tribute to her generous spirit is to continue to pass along the love she gave to all in so many ways.