Narvel A. SomdahlNarvel A. Somdahl, age 80, Bloomington, MN, died May 13 of pancreatic cancer. Survived by wife of 54 years, Marilyn (Dahlen), formerly of Michigan, ND; married children, David, Sonja & Deb; grandchildren Richard, Charles & Elizabeth Somdahl, Moorhead; Michael & Kristian Nordland, Minneapolis; sisters Betty Elfers, of AZ, and Edlyn Paulson, Lake Park, MN; brother-in-law Ron Dahlen, Michigan, ND, 14 nieces & nephews.
He earned a BSME degree at NDSU, Fargo. A Korean vet, he served the US Army Corps of Engineers in France as a 1st Lt in 1955-56. His employment with Trane Co, La Crosse, WI; Brunswick Corp, Muskegon, MI & Lincoln, NE; Dunham Bush, Harrisonburg, VA, preceded a return to Minnesota in October 1974. He was a registered Professional Engineer in WI, VA & MN. He retired in 1999 after 15 years work with MN Dept of Public Service-Energy.