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Carol Dahlquist

June 7, 1944 — May 7, 2017

Osage, Iowa ~ Carol Dahlquist, 72 of Osage, formerly of Hawarden, Iowa passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the Osage Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

Memorial Service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden, Iowa, with Rev. Barb Joy officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Eden Cemetery at Hudson, South Dakota. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service. Condolences may be sent to

Carol Mae Dahlquist was born June 7, 1944 in Springfield, South Dakota, the daughter of Lawrence Philip and Nina (Radway) Welfl. She graduated from high school and later married Guy T. Johns on November 2, 1962 in Mission Hill, South Dakota. They later divorced in November of 1968. Carol lived in Yankton, South Dakota, Sioux City, Iowa and then Viborg, South Dakota.

She married Harris Dahlquist August 17, 1985 at Hartington, Nebraska. They lived in many areas until moving to Hawarden, Iowa in 2001. Over the years, Carol worked as a nurse’s aide in nursing homes, including the Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden, where she would call home for a number of years. Harris died on September 1, 2015. Carol moved to Osage, Iowa in March of 2017.

Carol liked animals, enjoyed reading, and collected angels.

She is survived by her four children: son, Troy (Jeanie) Johns of Manly, Iowa and children, Tyrel, Brittany, Jordan, Dalton, and Kylie, daughter, Shellie (Floyd) Learing of Remsen, Iowa and children, Alicia, Blaine, Wyatt, and Jonathon, daughter, Roni (Bruce Dierenfeld) Johns of Hinson, Florida and children, Tiffany, Tristan, Teneka, and Tayla, and son, Jason (Kris) Johns of Goodell, Iowa and children, Colt, Devin, and Jesse; many great-grandchildren; brother, Gerald (Helen) Welfl of De Smet, South Dakota; two sisters, Rosezella Olson and Joyce Pearson both living in Viborg, South Dakota; and her dear friend, Carol Jacobson, who was a great help to Carol when she lived in Hawarden.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents; Guy Johns; husband, Harris; brother, Ivan Welfl; Shellie’s son, Jonathon Learing; brothers-in-law, Lowell Sorensen, Ed Olson, and Allen Pearson.


1:00 PM ,Friday, May 12, 2017
Porter Funeral Home ~ Hawarden
712 10th Street Hawarden, Iowa 51023

Memorial Service

2:00 PM ,Friday, May 12, 2017
Porter Funeral Home ~ Hawarden
712 10th Street Hawarden, Iowa 51023
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