PINE RIVER -- Gaylord Dabill, age 89, of Pine River, passed away Dec. 22, 2004, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River. He was born June 27, 1915, in Pine River to True and Harriet Dabill.
He attended Pine Valley School, rural Pine River. In 1936, he married Faith Brant in Walker. He lived most of his life in Pine River, where he served on the Pine River Township Board for many years, was an election judge, fire warden and member of the Cass County Zoning Committee. He also lived in Walker, Cass Lake and Ely where he ran a lumber mill. Gaylord was a lifelong and talented millwright, farmer, lumberman and machinery inventor. He invented a wood stake pointer still being used today. He loved the outdoors and was an avid deer hunter and conservationist.
He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife of 69 years, Faith; daughters, Helen Larson, of Phoenix, and Joan Horn, of Fargo, N.D.; sons, Bill (Rae), of Backus, Phil (Linda), of Naples, Fla., Bob (Char), of Baxter, Mike (Lu), of Kansas City, Kan.; 19 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Jones, of Oregon; brothers, Don, of Pine River, and John, of Fargo, N.D.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Everett, George, Alvin, Paul, and sister, Priscilla.
Services will be 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 27, at Riverview Church in Pine River with Pastor Mark Erickson and Pastor Jack Trosen officiating. Burial will follow in Mildred Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 26, at Kline Funeral Home, Pine River. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.
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