Funeral services for Dennis L. Dahl, the father of National Steeplechase Association jockey Gus Dahl, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the First United Methodist Church in Franklin, Tenn. The elder Dahl suffered a fatal heart attack on Feb. 9 while fox-hunting with his family and friends in Cornersville, Tenn. He was 62.
A North Dakota native, he graduated from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and moved to Nashville as president of Martha White Foods. He subsequently became chief executive of Dixie Lily Foods. He was with Magnolia Brokers of Nashville at the time of his death.
He was an avid road biker, played tennis and golf, and recently had become involved in fox-hunting.
In addition to Gus, he is survived by his wife of nearly 20 years, Robin, and stepchildren McClain Porter and Rachael Porter.