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Harold J. Dahm

March 12, 1932 — August 26, 2016

Harold J. Dahm, of Ashton, IL, loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, passed away on August 26, 2016, with his family by his side. Born in Palatine, IL on March 12, 1932, he was the son of Lawrence and Lillian (Pulaski) Dahm. He graduated from Ela Vernon High School, Lake Zurich, IL in 1951. On June 12, 1954 he married his true love, Lorraine Altmann. Together they started their family of four children in Long Grove, IL where Harold pursued the only profession he ever wanted, farming. He farmed with his father in Lake County, and later on his own. One of Harold’s greatest prides of his agricultural career was growing tomatoes for Campbell Soup, and it was the source for favorite family stories. Harold and his family relocated to Ashton, IL in 1971 where he farmed and trucked. For many years he grew vegetable crops for Del Monte Corp, along with grain crops. He hauled grain and over the years his trucking evolved into hauling road construction materials. Harold shared his love for the southwest with his family and they went on many family vacations to the area. Harold is survived by his wonderful wife and mother of their children, Lorraine; daughters, Joan (Stuart) Edgerton of Fairbanks, AK, Bridgit (Glen) Hart of Ashton, IL, Amy (Michael) Simon of Rochelle, IL; son, Jonathan (Jon) (Pam) Dahm of Oregon, IL; and sister Norma (David) Weiland, Mesa, AZ. He was blessed with and survived by six grandchildren, Mia (fiancé Frank Monroe) Hart, Ana (Jamie) Jozefowicz, Adam Dahm, Laura (Trevor) Kittleson, Josef Hart, Aimee Dahm, and one great grandson, Dakota Kittleson. Harold was a member of St. Patrick Church, Amboy, IL. He was a member of the Farm Bureau Association. Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at St. Patrick Church, 32 North Jones Avenue, Amboy, IL with Fr. Joseph Naill officiating. Visitation will be at the Beverage Lyons Family Funeral Home, 601 Richardson Avenue, Ashton, IL on Monday, August 29, 2016 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Visit for online condolences. Memorials may be made to the Serenity House & Hospice, Oregon, IL and the Ashton Fire Department, Ashton, IL. The family wishes to express their thanks and gratitude to the staff of Serenity House & Hospice and the Ashton Fire Department for their care and consideration of Harold.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, August 29, 2016

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Beverage - Lyons Family Funeral Homes

601 Richardson Ave, Ashton, IL 61006

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Patrick's Catholic Church

32 N Jones St, Amboy, IL 61310

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