Marcia Bindig Dahle

Profile Updated: August 10, 2021
Residing In: Owatonna, MN USA
Spouse/Partner: Daniel Dahle
Occupation: Retired
Children: Nissa Kristine Dahle D.O.B. 11-5-77
Lives in Champlin, MN, Graduated from UW Eau Claire, works for More…BAE Systems, divorced, has one 18 year old daughter, Kaija Howard, who graduated in 2021 from Champlin Park H. S. and will be attending California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo this fall.

Andrew Aaron Dahle D.O.B. 11-23-83
Graduated from U of M Carlson School, married to wife Lindsay (Moore), resides in San Francisco, CA, works for JP Morgan, has a one year old son, Rowan.
Yes! Attending Reunion
Attending Mankato High Class of 1970 50th Reunion



Retired in 2013 after 43 years of being a dental assistant. Married my husband in 1973. Met him when he was a patient in the first dental office I worked in. We lived in Owatonna, MN, for one year and then moved to Billings, MT, for 11 years. Both kids were born in Big Sky Country. Returned to Owatonna in 1985. Have worked for a total of four dentists over the years and have watched as three of the four have retired. Finally, it was my turn!

Must admit I felt bad about Covid causing our 50th reunion to be cancelled, but on the other hand, I was sort of happy to have another year to try to lose a few pounds. Wrong! The Covid 15+ found me and is still sticking around! If only I hadn't been so skinny in high school, then it wouldn't seem so bad! Oh well, that's life...

I am a hospice volunteer and keep busy with yard/garden projects and some antique furniture refinishing. Since retirement, my husband and I have traveled a little--Arizona, Florida, California, Montana, Hawaii and Alaska. We have a pull behind camper that lets us enjoy shorter getaways here in MN, and also a few longer winter trips to AZ. Over the past few years, both my husband and I have both been diagnosed with forms of cancer (prostate for Dan and endometrial for me). Luckily, things were caught early and we are both doing well at this time. We are keeping our fingers crossed and hoping that we have many more healthy years with each other. Our 50th wedding anniversary will be June 1, 2023, God willing!

School Story:

I really don't know if this is an actual "School Story" or not, but I do have one major regret from my senior year. At that time, I was dating a guy who had graduated in 1968 and I was the girlfriend "waiting for him back home" while he was in the Army. I really was too young to be in such a committed relationship. My regret is that I missed out on lots of fun times during my senior year (homecoming, prom, etc.) because of my promise to remain "faithful" to this guy while he was away. In the end, we broke up in the early part of 1971. I can remember one of my teachers (not going to name that teacher) telling me that this relationship was a "mismatch" and that a future with the boyfriend most likely wouldn't last. That teacher was smarter than I was!

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Nov 28, 2023 at 3:33 AM
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Aug 02, 2022 at 10:13 AM

Was shocked and saddened to hear of Andy's passing. Thirty-eight years ago we named our son Andy, after Andy Johnson. So glad we had the opportunity to tell classmate Andy that his personality influenced us so much that we named our son after him. Our sympathy to the family. He will be missed by so many!

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Jul 31, 2022 at 8:46 AM

Posted on: Jul 22, 2022 at 4:09 PM

Happy Birthday, Jim! Dan and I are driving home from the North Shore and there was a crazy fool on a motorcycle darting in and out lanes on 35W. It made me think of one time when I used one of Rex's motorcycles to go riding in the hills with you and Andy Johnson. You guys may not remember that. Rex was in Viet Nam, but he let me use one of his bikes while he was gone. You were so patient to let a slow powder puffer tag along. I still keep my motorcycle endorsement after all these years even though I haven't been on a bike for years! Anyway, just wanted to say Happy Birthday and let you know that I was thinking of you today! Greet Ann from Dan and me!

Nov 28, 2021 at 3:33 AM
Sep 01, 2021 at 10:04 AM

Happy Birthday, Vickie! Was great to see you at the reunion, but wished we could have visited even more than we did. You are on my mind today not only because it's your birthday, but because the Lake Tahoe fires are in the news and I always think of you when I hear anything about Tahoe. What a shame that fires have been destroying beautiful areas in several states, not to mention personal losses associated with homes, cabins and lives. The past two years certainly have been stressful in so many ways! My hope is that you have a happy birthday and that things will get better for all of us living through these difficult times! Take care my friend! Marcia Bindig Dahle

Aug 10, 2021 at 8:31 PM
Aug 06, 2021 at 7:21 AM

Nancy, What lovely things your wrote about Pay Mutch! She was special to so many. I know that I, too, was shocked to hear about the accident that took her from us. I can't imagine finding out the way you did. It had to be terrible for Kent Garvin, too. So sad, and so unfair! I think reading what you wrote takes many of us back to that tragic day. Thanks for sharing your memories of Pat. She was such a wonderful person. It's sad to read about all of the classmates that are no longer with us. Marcia Bindig Dahle

Aug 05, 2021 at 7:50 AM

Fun to read your profile update! I'm always interested in what's happening in the lives of former NMJH classmates. I, too, maintain a little "hobby farm" near Mankato, actually not farm from Rapidan and Good Thunder. No animals, just a lot of mowing, tree, weed, and brush cleanup. Getting too old for all of the work! Never realized you had a new sibling while in high school. The youngest of five in my family was born when I was going into 9th grade. Must have been something in the No. Kato water! I used to take him to Wheeler Park where I'm sure some thought he was my baby instead of my mother's.
Looking forward to catching up with everyone at the reunion. Marcia Bindig Dahle

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Jul 08, 2021 at 7:32 AM

Happy Birthday, Kathi! Hope you have a great day! Enjoyed texting with you recently. Looks like you were having a fun vacation. Excited to see you again! Marcia Dahle

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Apr 29, 2021 at 1:58 PM

Posted on: Apr 25, 2021 at 10:35 PM

Hi, Vickie! Sorry I haven't been in touch for quite a while. Hopefully, we can catch up at the reunion in Aug. I'm sorry to hear about the sadness in your life. Life is not fair for sure! You know that my Dad passed away in 2012. It was so nice of you, and your mom, to come to the visitation. It meant a lot to me. I have had my own sadness. My mother passed away from Covid on Thanksgiving Day 2020. She spent 10 days in the hospital, where no one was allowed to visit her. As a hospice volunteer, I sit with lots of people during their final days/hours. It makes me sad to know that my mom died alone. So unfair!

I have to tell you that you were on my mind a lot this week. We were visiting our son and his family in CA. We made a short trip to Tahoe, which made me think about you. It's a beautiful area, and I remember you telling me all about your time there.

Take care, hope to see you at the reunion! -- Marcia Bindig Dahle

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Feb 13, 2021 at 6:34 PM

Posted on: Feb 13, 2021 at 1:20 PM

Hi, Jay! It's Marcia (Bindig) Dahle here. Was just seeing your profile update and didn't realize your were in Tucson. We stayed at the South 40 RV park for a couple nights the first part of March 2020. My husband has a high school friend who lives in Tucson. Anyway, got to visit one of your urgent care clinics when my husband developed respiratory issues. I was so afraid it was Covid, but turned out to be allergy- induced asthma. Thank goodness! Anyway, we then traveled on to a few other places in AZ before we decided we just better get home before things shut down. Since retiring, we have been to AZ a few times for about a month each trip. One year I ended up in urgent care with a cough that didn't go away for 9 mos. Might stay away from AZ. I'm sort of thinking FL next year as we are just staying put right now. Glad to hear all is well with you. I need to update my profile one of these days. Looking forward to our 51st reunion in Aug--if it actually happens! I'm on a few vaccine waitlists, but no calls to come in yet. ??

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Feb 25, 2020 at 1:20 PM

Posted on: Feb 24, 2020 at 6:50 PM

Hi, Doug! Marcia Bindig Dahle commenting on your recent memory entry about Pat Mutch. She was a sweetheart! She and I were both North Mankato girls and I remember her from way back when we were both quite young. We always called her Patsy Mutch in those days. It was a sad day when I heard that she had died as a result of that accident. So unfair to lose someone that young! I am looking forward to our 50th reunion. Where have the years gone? I need to get my profile updated one of these days. Take care, see you in the fall. Thanks again for the kind words about Pat (Patsy).

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