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Obituary for Neil Alan Dahlstrand

Neil Alan Dahlstrand, 62, of Durand, IL died at 3:29 p.m., Tuesday, February 7, 2017 in his home.
Neil was born on June 15, 1954 in Rockford, IL, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jarl and Ester (Blomquist) Dahlstand. He spent most of his adult life in the Durand area, growing up on his parents’ farm. He was a 1972 graduate of Durand High School. Neil was an employee of the Lake Summerset maintenance crew for many years. Most recently, he was a self-employed carpenter. Neil enjoyed reading, fishing and golfing. He was an accomplished guitar/banjo player, who sang and performed with several bluegrass bands, including the Otter Creek Boys and the Pitney gospel band. He was a man of strong faith, who shared his beliefs with family and many friends.
Neil is survived by his sister Ava Yelton (Robert); stepmother Rose Dahlstrand; step sister Connie Marty; step brother Ronnie Meiers; step son Joseph Masterson, who he raised as his own; step sons Jarred and Philip Block; nieces Vanessa Cameron (Tony) and Lisa Przybylski (Ron) and nephew Timothy Yelton. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Greg, step sister Susan Meiers and step brother-in-law Lenny Marty.
A Memorial Ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Faith Community Church, 212 West McKimmy, Davis, IL. McCorkle Funeral Home-Durand Chapel, 101 W Main Street, Durand, IL assisted the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Neil’s name may be made to the Rockford Rescue Mission, 715 W State Street, Rockford, IL 61102


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