Milton Verle Svedahl
May 24, 1940 – Feb 11, 2017
Milton Verle Svedahl
May 24, 1940 – February 11, 2017
Milt passed away after an extended illness with Pat, his wife and best friend by his side. Milt was born to Marvin and Violet Svedahl in Fosston, Minnesota. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He spent most of his tour of duty in Germany. After his enlistment, he returned to Minnesota only to move a short time later to Las Vegas, Nevada. On a vacation to visit family in Seattle, he fell in love with the Pacific Northwest and moved here.
Milt went to work for North Coast Electric. He worked there for 40 years until his retirement in 2006. Preparing for his retirement, Milt and Pat purchased a piece of property in Glenoma, Washington. When they weren’t traveling around the country in their RV, they split their time between their home in Burien and the property in Glenoma. Several years ago, Milt realized keeping up two homes was just too much work and decided to sell the property in Glenoma. Milt always loved classic cars. Finally last year, he found the one he had been looking for, a 1940 Chevy Business Coup. “Lulu” was his pride and joy. He loved driving her around town. Milt’s constant companion during his retirement was his beloved chocolate lab Bear. They did almost everything together.
Milt was preceded in death by his parents Marvin and Violet Svedahl and his sister, Carol Dulmage. He is survived by his wife, Pat; daughters Teri Svedahl of Vail, Arizona and Jenna (Denny) Kubes of Zimmerman, Minnesota; grandson Zakary Gustafson; his beloved special family, Lori, Jim, Joshua, Nicolas, and Alissa Gustafson and Hauna Olsen; is aunts Irene Fraley and Lorraine Svedahl of Fosston, Minnesota; brother Lyle (Barb) Svedahl; sisters Gloria Svedahl, Valerie (Larry) Roering, and Gail Straub; brother-in-law Tony (Brandi) McMilian of Beaumont, Texas and sister-in-law Deborah (Ron) Cameron of Millport, Alabama; nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends.
At Milt’s request, there will be no formal services. Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of your choice.
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