Obit: Dahl, Genevieve W. "Jean" (1937 – 2015)


Surnames: Dahl, De Santo, Seefeld, Ringquist, Forgeon, Rice, Kade, Ross, Fietzer, Neustedt, Lanoue

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Wis.) 21 Oct 2015

Dahl, Genevieve W. "Jean" (2 FEB 1937 – 18 OCT 2015)

Genevieve W. "Jean" Dahl, 78, Wausau, formerly of Loyal, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, Oct. 22, at York Center United Methodist Church, rural Granton. Rev. Patsy Roe will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church, on Thursday, from 9:30 a.m., until time of service.

Jean De Santo was born on Feb. 2, 1937, in Cook County, Ill., to Edward and Donna (nee Seefeld) De Santo. She moved to Spencer, where she was raised by her grandparents, Louis and Winifred Seefeld, and graduated from Spencer High School. Jean married Alvin Ringquist on June 25, 1955, and they later divorced. She worked at the A&P Store in Madison and later at the Ben Franklin Store and Roddis Manufacturing in Marshfield. Jean married Alvin L. Dahl on Nov. 27, 1974, in Illinois, and they resided in Loyal. Al and Jean purchased Zupanc Motors in 1987 and the school bus service in 1989, where Jean worked as the secretary and bookkeeper for both businesses. She also drove school bus for 20 years. In 1994, they sold the Ford dealership to Jensen Motors in Spencer, and in 2010, they sold the bus service to Branstiters, in Greenwood. Jean moved to Wausau in December 2014 to live with her daughter, Dawn. Jean was an active member of York Center United Methodist Church in Granton, where she taught Sunday School, sang in the church choir, and held many of the church offices. She had many interests, but especially enjoyed camping, many crafts, sewing, gardening, her flowers, milking cows for her neighbors when they went on vacation, and most of all, spending time with her family.

Jean will be dearly missed by her children, Sue (Gary Forgeon) Ringquist, Lava, Idaho, James (Lisa) Ringquist, Black Creek, Dawn Ringquist, Wausau, and David (Deanna) Ringquist, Blackfoot, Idaho; one daughter-in-law, Cynthia Ringquist, Plano, Texas; 12 grandchildren: Shannon (Grant) Rice, Jessica (Rob) Roth, Kade, Andrew (special friend Amber), Micah, Terrell, Laurie (Dan) Ross, Megan (Jon) Fietzer, Nathan, Blake, Bryan, and Ali; four great-grandchildren: Allison, Ansley, Gabriel and Ryu; one brother, Raymond Neustedt, Riplinger; and one brother-in-law, John Lanoue, Lancaster, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her mother and step-father, Donna and Arthur Neustedt; her husband, Al, on Feb. 14, 2014; one son, Greg Ringquist; one grandson, Samuel Ringquist; one brother, Gary Neustedt; one sister, Diana Lanoue; and one daughter-in-law, Jane Ringquist.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home, Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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