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Hanson & Dahl Funeral Home, Inc.

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718 Chestnut
PO Box 1001

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Tel: 1-320-769-4550
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The caring and experienced professionals at Hanson & Dahl Funeral Home are here to support you through this difficult time. We offer a range of personalized services to suit your family’s wishes and requirements. You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one. And we’ll carefully guide you through the many decisions that must be made during this challenging time.

You are welcome to call us at any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience. We also provide a wealth of information here on our web site so you can learn more from the privacy of your own home.

Our Staff

Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Kevin and Judy TeBeest

Kevin and Judy TeBeest

Licensed Funeral Directors/Owners

Kevin and Judy were born and raised in Montevideo and graduated from Montevideo High School. Kevin received his degree in mortuary science from the University of Minnesota in 1985 before joining Anderson Funeral Home in 1992. Judy also graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1985 and in 2014, completed the mortuary science program from the Des Moines Area Community College. In addition to being a licensed mortician, Judy is also trained as a funeral celebrant, a Certified Professional in Funeral Planning, a licensed social worker, and holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Southwest Minnesota State.


Kyle and Camille TeBeest

Kyle and Camille TeBeest

Licensed Funeral Directors

Born and raised in Montevideo, Kyle attended Montevideo High School and graduated in 2012. He attended the University of Minnesota to pursue his degree in Mortuary Science. Camille, a 2011 graduate of St. Charles High School, attended Minnesota State University – Mankato and received an Associate Degree before transferring into the Mortuary Science Program at the University of Minnesota.  Camille graduated from the program in 2016 obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science and began working with Mankato Area Funeral Homes.  Following his graduation from the program in 2016, Kyle worked with Parker Kohl Funeral Home in Faribault, MN until July of 2017 when they both joined his family firm.  They were married in September of 2018 and live in Granite Falls with their daughter, Campbell and golden retriever, Minne. Kyle is active with the Montevideo Chamber of Commerce where he serves on the Board, and is also a member and Board member of the Montevideo Lions Club. In addition to being a funeral director Kyle is a Certified Crematory Operator and a Certified Funeral Celebrant.  Camille keeps busy with the Granite Falls Lions Club as a Board member, and spends as much free time as she can with her family back home.  She is a Certified Professional in Funeral Planning, and both she and Kyle are graduates of the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association Leadership Academy.  They attend Granite Falls Lutheran Church where Kyle serves on the Music/Worship Committee. 


Lynette Ray

Lynette Ray

Pre-Need Specialist

Lynette was born and raised in Pipestone, Minnesota. She graduated from SDSU with a B.S. in Business Administration.  She and her husband, Rick, moved to Montevideo in 1983 where they raised their three sons.  She worked as the Inside Sales Manager at MTI for 35 years.  She loves spending time with family and friends, golfing, walking and her morning coffee.  Lynette feels that in this new career she is truly helping others through very difficult times.


Kurt Dahl

Kurt Dahl

Funeral Assistant

Kurt Dahl was born in Dawson and moved to Montevideo in 1953.  He graduated from Montevideo and began a 47 year career in the publishing and advertising field.  He is married to his wife Jenell of 47 years and have three children.  Kurt retired in 2016 and returned to Montevideo.  He is an avid motorcycle rider and member of District 7 American Legion Riders.


Michelle Giese

Michelle Giese

Office Administrator

Michelle was born in Granite Falls and graduated from Granite Falls – Clarkfield High School.  Following high school she attended Rasmussen College for Early Childhood Education and Accounting.  Upon receiving her degree, she opened her own daycare and was a licensed provider in Montevideo for many years.  Michelle is married to her husband, Jeff, and they have six children and one grandchild with one on the way.  In her free time she enjoys camping with her family and riding their Harley Davidson trike.  


Our History

In 1913, John C. Hanson moved to Dawson and the following year began his business career by forming a partnership with L.A. Ward to engage in the furniture business and funeral service. In 1915, Robert Dahl purchased Mr. Ward’s interest in the partnership. In 1950, the corporation of Hanson & Dahl Furniture Company, Inc. was formed.

The second generation of Glenn Hanson joined the firm in 1943, and after World War II, Russell Dahl returned to the University, where he completed a degree in Business Administration. For a year, he worked for Phillips Petroleum in accounting before returning to the University to study Mortuary Science. On August 21, 1948, he was united in marriage to Betty M. Schad in Stillwater, MN, and in 1949, they moved to Dawson, where he joined his dad and the Hanson family in the family business of Hanson & Dahl Furniture Co, Inc. Both John, on December 17, 1957, and Robert, on October 13, 1967, died suddenly of heart attacks. For many years, Glenn and Russ, with the help of long-time employee, Rueben Christianson, operated furniture stores, provided funeral service and ran the local ambulance service. Over the years, the furniture store and ambulance portions were diminished and after Glenn died in 1972, the Dahl family purchased the Hanson stock and formed Hanson & Dahl Funeral Home, Inc.

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John C. Hanson

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Robert Dahl

In like fashion of his dad, Mike Dahl had graduated from Concordia College and later joined Larry Dahl in attending the University of Minnesota Mortuary Science program. Since Mike already had a degree, he went through the Mortuary Science program for licensure and Larry continued for his college degree. In 1976, Mike moved back to Dawson to join his dad and also for employment with Anderson Funeral Home in Montevideo. After a year of internship and becoming licensed, Larry moved back to Dawson to join his dad, and Mike joined the staff at Anderson Funeral Home. For over 20 years, Russ and Larry worked together in the funeral home and after the sudden death in 1996, of wife and mother, Betty, Russ diminished his presence and later retired completely. Russ died this past June 2, a month after his 89th birthday. Prior to this, with employee concerns for Larry at Hanson & Dahl and for Mike at Anderson’s in Monte, an agreement between the two was formed. Kevin TeBeest was hired as a full-time employee. They later hired Carleen Helgeson as part-time help in both locations. In 2005, to meet the needs of the ever-changing funeral pre-arranging and financing, Larry formed an insurance agency as part of the funeral home. LuAnn and Kevin are licensed insurance agents.

Kevin TeBeest purchased the business in 2012. Judy TeBeest joined the staff as a licensed mortician in 2015 and Kyle and Camille TeBeest joined in 2017.

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Russell, Mike and Larry Dahl on Memorial Day just before Russ died on June 2, 2011

The furniture and funeral businesses have been at 5 various locations in Dawson that include main street at the present bowling alley site (1), east side in the former Dueber’s location (2), vacant corner lot just north of Ken’s TV (3), Highway 212 in present Dawson Engineering (4), and the present funeral home location at 718 Chestnut (5).

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