Grandma, I love you and miss you terribly and I consider myself deeply honored to be your Grandson,We have had so many talks about Jesus and Family and about being Genuine, these are the things that matter ,not possessions and Money or Popularity .You always told me when you laugh to have a good laugh and that phrase is forever with me,There are so many memories that I have I could never have enough room to put down on paper ,But I will never forget I think about them daily. I also am so glad I was able to to stay with you for those months before moving in to our House those times meant so much to me Heather and Isaiah ,you gave everything to everybody and didnt keep your talents to yourself ,Grandma you are who Jesus told us we should be ,you were the truest example of Christianity that I have ever witnessed ,Thank you Grandma,I miss talking with you I sometimes find my self dialing your number when I am upset,I miss you so much,I will see you very soon ,I will always kiss your sweethearts for you as you used to tell me every night when you called. Love forever Dean Heather and Isaiah
Grandma meant so much to me. She was like a second mother who took me to school events and often picked me up from school when I was sick. She gave great back scratches and was a great friend to be with on a long road trip. She was never at a loss for something to talk about, a coupon, a breath mint or a story about better times. More than all that Gram was a wonderful listener, an optimist who could take your dream and help you build upon it. She helped you find value in the smallest occurances and had a way of making them look bigger and brighter. Gram always said that she and I were alot alike in our being natural salespeople. That she was. She sold me on life, in that life is very valuable, very much worth living and that “all” people are worth taking the time for. Especially those who can’t take care of themselves. I hope that somehow I can embrace just a small part of my Grandma’s spirit and be half the person that she was to others. I’ll miss the sparkle in her eye, the ever present smile on her face and especially hearing the words “oh honey,”and “sweety.” What a wonderful woman of God. What an angel.
Thank you Gram for everything. Thank you God for allowing us to be part of this wonderful life.
See you soon.
My Tribute September 12/2005
Eileen was my ?big? sister. We were very close, so what Eileen did I would follow. She was my mentor. Eileen and I both decided to serve the Lord at an early age. There was much joy and happiness in our lives, serving Jesus. Eileen has served the Lord for many years and has always been a wonderful example of a true Christian.
She has never stopped giving, asking nothing in return.
She was the most caring, understanding person?always giving support to anyone who asked for her counsel. She would help most anyone who needed her, if it were possible to do so. She was always on the upside of any problem she encountered and tried to help others with theirs, as well. You could always count on her for her wisdom and knowledge, comforting and meeting any situation head on. She was the best sister anyone could have. I will always love her and remember all the good times as well as the difficult times we had together. Your sister Nona
Ross and Sylvia Curry
We express our condolences for the passing of good friend Eileen Dahl, especially Sylvia from her days in South Milwaukee A/G. She was loved and will be missed.
Brent and Anita Johnson
I will always treasure my Auntie Eileen. The funny family stories of the exploding homemade root beer, the time she went to the wrong wedding, and when she made brownies with a friend after my grandma Nona spilled the cocoa in the sand and scraped it back in to the container. These are classic, heart warming stories that I will never forget.
When I think of Auntie Eileen I think of the word ?Golden?. She always had the interest of others in mind. She always made a way for people to go to church, have a good meal, and a time of fellowship.
I can remember as a child some of the people she brought to church. In my childish way, I would laugh. I would laugh because they were not the best dressed or maybe they smelled poorly, but Eileen saw past that. She saw a soul that needed to be loved, a soul that needed a friend.
As an adult, I see that only a person that was selfless and had a true love for Christ could love the unlovable. She has taught me a valuable lesson for ministering to people and I always think of her when I find myself questioning my willingness to talk to ones not so fortunate.
Also, she always remembered my special events in life with a phone call or card. I remember her voice saying, ?Hi Honey? and I have saved those cards and will always be thankful for her blessings on me and my family.
Even though the calls and cards will stop, I know that if she was here with us, she would be thinking of me on those special occasions.
I am looking forward to reuniting with her one day.
We love you Auntie Eileen
Brent and Anita Johnson
Auntie Eileen will be greatly missed. She was a truly gifted woman with a superior heart. completly un-selfish and giving. She would of done anything for anyone, by far one of the sweetest Aunts I have ever been given the chance to be related to. Auntie Eileen gave from her Heart and Soul. She always accepted you for who you were and saw the light in everyone.
I am sorry that I will not be able to attend the services but Auntie Eileen as well as the rest of the family will be in my thoughts and prayers this evening.
all my sympathies to the Dahl and Zahn family members.
Eileen was a sweet and kind lady – she will be missed by all her friends – especially the handicap table at Kelly Senior Center.
Uncle Bill,Aunt Dawn and family;
I was sorry to hear about Eileen, she was a special lady. When you came to my wedding,in 1981. Eileen gave me a pin to clip to my bouquet,and some wise advice that I remember to this day. “If you live in the present with the Lord as your guide, every moment will be a new beginning”.Again I’m sorry for your loss and will remember Eileen with fond thoughts and memories.
Daryl & Cindy , Aaron & Alex Ratliff
Grandma, We love you so very much, We miss you already.We today are so happy for you that you have already experienced what we all long for to see our Lord. The loss is great to us, but joy is also great for us with the knowledge that very soon we will see you and hug you once again. We love you so much grandma — Love, your sweeties, Daryl, Cindy,Aaron & Alex
BETTY LOU ZAHN
MY SISTER AND I WERE VERY CLOSE,NOT ONLY WAS SHE MY SISTER, SHE WAS MY FRIEND AND CONFIDENT.
WE WENT ON SO MANY WONDERFUL TRIPS TOGETHER, AND WE HAD A STANDING APPOINTMENT EACH SATURDAY TO GO OUT TO EAT. WE ENJOYED
EACH OTHERS COMPANY,WITH LOTS OF LAUGHTER AND STORIES AND TALES OF GROWING UP AND THINGS OF THE PAST.
SHE WAS A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF WHAT A TRUE CHRISTIAN SHOULD BE.HER GENEROSITY AND SUPPORT OF HER CHURCH , LOVE FOR JESUS CHRIST HER SAVIOR AND FOR PEOPLE THAT WERE IN NEED WAS OUTSTANDING. SHE WOULD DO ALL SHE COULD TO HELP PEOPLE GET TO CHURCH AND TO ENCOURAGETHEM IN THE WAYS OF THE LORD. MY SISTER ,MY FRIEND, MY CONFIDENT, I WILL MISS YOU TERRIBLY.
I’M POSITIVE THAT THE LORD HAS ALREADY GREETED YOU AT THE GATES OF HEAVEN SAYING “EILEEN” WELCOME THOU GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT ENTER INTO THE JOY OF THE LORD. I WILL SEE YOUR BRIGHT AND SMILING FACE ON THE OTHER SIDE.
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU
YOU HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE
IN MY HEART,