Joseph A. Sahlin

Joseph Arthur Sahlin, 89, Chisago City, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Evear and Lillie Sahlin; siblings, Eleanore (Leonard) Glyer, Melba Sahlin, Martin (Thelma), Sherman (Florence), Russel (Eleanor), Carl (Muriel), and Chester.

He is survived by his brother, LeRoy (Helen) Sahlin; sister-in-law, Hazel and a very large extended family.

Joe proudly served his country in the US Navy during WWII. He enjoyed roller dancing and taught skating for many years at the Melody Ballroom in Forest Lake. He loved the outdoors, watching football, and lived for the Minnesota Vikings!

Joe’s family thanks Noreen McGuire, Jim Noll, Bea and Myron Zaruba for their kindness and they commend the staff at Parmly for their compassionate care.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, March 1, at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Dr., Forest Lake.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and refreshments will be served before the interment at Scandinavian Cemetery.

No flowers, please. Memorials may be directed to the donor’s charity of choice.

  • Mary Vogel McGraw

    Dear Joe Sahlin family,
    I just got back from a winter vacation and learned of Joe’s passing. I’m so sorry for your loss and want to tell you that I feel a loss too….. of the best skating partner and teacher that I had. Joe was the constant calming influence to all at Skateland for over 15 years. He was a skating perfectionist and I learned so much from him. My parents, Bert and Elsie Vogel, considered him one of their best friends and always knew that if Joe was on the skating floor, everything was going to be okay. He was the best skater around and I still picture myself skating with him when I hear The Blue Danube waltz or a oood march. I miss those times; but, will treasure the memories!
    Mary Vogel McGraw