Richard "Rick" J. Dahlgren
Richard J. Dahlgren was surrounded by his children when he went to be with the Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Rick was born in Bellingham, Washington on May 13, 1953 to Richard and Betty Dahlgren. He was a lifetime resident of Whatcom County and attended Lynden and Nooksack Valley High School. After high school he worked for Intalco for 18 years then became his own boss, establishing a well known and successful business; “Dahlgren Excavating”.
He was a busy and hard working man who devoted a lot of his time to his work. When his two kids were younger he loved taking them camping out in the wilderness. He loved having his house full with his kids, grandkids, and great grandkids as well as other family members and friends. He was an active member of the Camels Club and has an amazing amount of friends that loved and cared for him. Rick had a great sense of humor and could tell some awesome stories. If you ever needed anything you could always count on him.
Rick was dedicated to the Lord as a baby and baptized when he was younger at the Nooksack Advent Christian Church.
Rick is preceded in death by his sister Carol L Dahlgren and infant son Ricky Joe Dahlgren. He is survived by his parents Richard and Betty Dahlgren; Children Daryl (Jamie) Dahlgren and Brenda Dahlgren, Grandchildren Matthew (Carrie) Turnberg, Stephanie (Jeff) Luke, Brandon Turnberg, DJ Dahlgren, and Caleb Dahlgren; Great grandchildren Mason, Cali , Colby, Mack, Jon and Summer Lynn; Siblings Kathy (Chuck) Sweatland, Mark Dahlgren, Dirk (Lynda) Dahlgren, Julie (Jon) Felix, and Eric (Michelle) Dahlgren; Special friend Sherri Nelson; and Numerous other relatives.