Obituary of Eddie Dahmer
In Loving Memory
Edward Norman "Eddie" Dahmer
November 14, 1940 - October 17, 2023
It is with great sadness the family of Edward Norman ‘Eddie” Dahmer announces his passing at the Stettler Hospital on October 17th, 2023, peacefully with family at his side.
Edward Norman Dahmer was born November 14th, 1940, the second child of Henry and Peggy Dahmer. He spent the first years of his life on the family homestead north of Endiang, then in 1943 Henry purchased the Scott farm south of Halkirk where Eddie called home for the rest of his life. He attended Daisy Bank School for one year, and then bussing began to the Halkirk School. Eddie graduated high school in Halkirk and went to SAIT for an Agricultural Mechanics course. He started farming with his dad where they built up a herd of Herford and Angus cattle. He had a special place for all animals, the horses he rode, cattle he raised, pet dogs and cats and the multitude of wildlife around the farm. Eddie loved music and taught himself to play guitar. Special family memories are of Eddie playing guitar with his dad Henry on violin and his sister Elaine on the piano. He was also a talented artist and learned to create beautiful pieces of leather work. Many friends and family got hand tooled belts, wallets, purses or pictures that Eddie spent hours creating.
His father Henry passed away suddenly in 1972 and soon after his brother Rocky started to farm with him. Together they built a new house for their mom and continued to build most of the buildings and corrals on the farm. The farm expanded over the years and more grain and oilseed crops were grown and Limousine and Charolais breeds were introduced to raise the tan calves he was proud of. Eddie stayed active on the farm until 2019 when he decided to move to the Paintearth Lodge. He received excellent care at the Lodge and enjoyed feeding the birds and rabbits that lived on the grounds. He drove out to the farm almost every Sunday to see how many new calves were born, or how much rain had fallen or how the crops were yielding. He would check the cattle and would give the cows a friendly scratch.
Eddie was born with a heart condition, a hole in the heart and many doctors over the years believed he would not survive for long, however he fooled them all. He was a talented and knowledgeable man who was kind, gentle and very quiet. It turns out he had a huge heart and generously gave everything he had worked so hard for to his family so they have an opportunity to continue what he cared so much for. His passion for farming and animals, music and art can be seen in the hearts of the family he leaves behind.
Eddie is survived by his brother and sister in law Rocky and Louanne Dahmer, their children Alison and Tye Boehlke, Ryan and Lindsey Dahmer, and Katelyn Dahmer, and his grandniece Macklynn Boehlke all of Halkirk. He is also survived by his nieces Verta and Rod Delainey, Valerie and Brian Wilson, Lisa Wells and nephew Lane and Gabriel Wells, and their families, as well as his aunt Irene Duncan and numerous cousins.
Eddie was predeceased by his father and mother Henry and Peggie Dahmer and his sister Elaine and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A Come and Go Memorial Gathering
at the Halkirk Community Hall, Halkirk, Alberta
Will be held on Friday, October 27, 2023
at 2:00 pm.
If desired, donations in memory of Eddie can be made to the Paintearth Lodge, Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital Foundation or the Halkirk Cemetery Association.
Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium
Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium
5117 50 Street
Veteran, Consort and areas
5018 Royal Street
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