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Eugene C. Dahlquist

February 6, 1931 ~ October 7, 2020 (age 89)


Eugene “Kik” Conan Dahlquist, age 89 of Brighton, Colorado passed away October 7, 2020 at Inglenook in Brighton. Eugene was born February 6, 1931 in Duluth, Minnesota to Mae Marie (Jarvi) and Eugene Edward Dahlquist. He married Dorothy Madeline Hokanson on May 8, 1954.  

Kik graduated from Proctor High School (Minnesota) in 1949, attended University of Minnesota, Duluth for a year before joining the United States Air Force. He was stationed in Tripoli, Libya as an aircraft mechanic during the Korean War.  

After leaving the service he received his aircraft mechanics license at Northrup Institute of Technology in California.  After moving several times and living in several states, Kik and Dorothy settled in Brighton in December 1964. Kik enjoyed a long career as a pilot mostly at Continental Airlines, retiring at age 60.   

Kik and Dorothy and their family enjoyed many wonderful summers at their cabin in Pequot Lakes, Minnesota which they purchased in 1969.  

Kik was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 64 years, Dorothy Dahlquist.  

He is survived by sons Gene (Gail) Dahlquist of Lafayette, Colorado, Jeff (Kristin) Dahlquist of Castle Rock, Colorado, David Dahlquist of Pequot Lakes, Minnesota and daughter Cheryl (Tom) Harjes of Eden Prairie, Minnesota.  He is also survived by niece Kay Skalla of Jefferson, Iowa and grandchildren Jeremy (Brandi) Dahlquist, Kyla (Andrew) Mejia, Kaaryn Berges, Karissa (Michael) Courtois, Shane Harjes, Kyle Harjes, and Amy Harjes.  In addition, he is survived by great-grandchildren Caroline Mejia, Kephas Berges and Baby Courtois who is on the way

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