|Cole Dahlen, 15|
|Written by TRF Times|
Goodridge - Cole Dahlen, 15, died on Thursday, June 23, 2005, due to a swimming accident, near Grygla.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 28, at the Goodridge School in Goodridge, with Rev. Bob Dahlen officiating. Honorary casket bearers included the Goodridge basketball team, Goodridge/Grygla football team, Matt Rindahl, Kent Johnsrud, Elroy Johnsrud, Trent Nerhus, and Tyler Johnsrud. Casket bearers included Cody Halvorson, Brent Halvorson, Shane Vraa, Robby Dahlen, Bryan Pahlen, Nicky Kotrba, Kyle Wikert, Nate Peters, David Lovly and Cole Scheef. Interment was held at Ekelund Cemetery, Highlanding Township, Pennington County
Cole Erling Dahlen was born on October 27, 1989 in Bemidji, the son of Kelly and Brenda (Halvorson) Dahlen. He was baptized at Ekelund Lutheran Church and confirmed at Ekelund Lutheran Church on April 10, 2005 by Rev. Bob Dahlen.
“Bully” was a nickname given to Cole by his sister, Kasey. He attended school in Goodridge, and just finished the ninth grade. Bully had just received his farm permit to drive. He had been driving the farm machinery and equipment including their backhoe and caterpillar for the last several years. He wasn’t afraid to try anything or do anything. Bully learned how to dance with his mom and sisters in the kitchen.
Bully was idolized by his cousins and little kids in the area. He treated everyone with respect and could talk to adults and little kids, just the same. He always had a smile on his face.
He loved basketball and started on the varsity basketball team this year. Bully also loved playing football as wide receiver, punter, and defensive back. He enjoyed hunting, spending time with his family at the cabin, riding motorcycles, all sports, working with cattle and especially farming with his dad and Uncle Dave. He lived every day to the fullest, liked to go ice fishing and ride his Arctic Cat snowmobile.
Cole is survived by his parents, Kelly and Brenda Dahlen of Goodridge; brother and sisters, Kristin Halvorson, Cody Halvorson and special friend, Andrea Marquis and Kasey Dahlen, all of Goodridge; grandmothers, Ella Englund of Thief River Falls and Marilyn Halvorson of Trail; great grandmother, Bergit Sordahl of Fosston; several uncles and aunts, cousins, second cousins and also many great aunts, uncles, family and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Dennis Halvorson; Erling Dahlen and Gene Englund; and one aunt, Cheryl Dahlen in infancy. A00003B2005JN29