Sue Carter Dahl was born on May 21, 1932 in Piedmont, SC, to Thomas and Annie Delia (Davis) Carter. She passed away on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 at John C. Lincoln Hospital in Phoenix, AZ where she was treated with dignity and compassion.
Sue grew up in Atlanta, GA and moved to Arlington in 1954 when she married William Kneip and from this union had six children. In 1970, Sue moved to Vermillion. In 1971, she married Eugene Dahl, and in 1995 they began spending the winters in Phoenix until permanently moving there in 2009.
Sue was a highly accomplished artist who worked with many mediums including oil painting, sculpture, china painting, printing, jewelry, calligraphy, and watercolor. After earning a bachelor of arts degree from the University of South Dakota in 1982, she specialized in handmade paper mono-prints. She promoted her work at art shows and galleries across the country, often accompanied by various family members. She received many awards over the years.
Sue was an avid reader, enjoyed gourmet food, specialty teas, trendy fashion, and contemporary decorating. She was a devout Catholic who demonstrated unconditional love and always seeing the good in others.
She traveled extensively with friends and family, visiting such places as the Middle East, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Hawaii, and Canada.
Family was always her first priority giving love and support to each and every one of them. She will be especially remembered for her adventurous spirit, classy style, and her exceptional beauty inside and out.
Sue is survived by her six children, Mark Kneip of Phoenix, AZ, Paul Kneip of Medford, OR, Anne (Dan) Manning of Vermillion, Matt (Rosie) Kneip of El Paso, TX, Patricia (Larry) Bierle of Boise, ID and Mary Kneip of Sioux Falls, along with 20 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Sue is also survived by her beloved sister, Ann Norris; niece, Judy (Dean) Stringer; and nephew, Joel (Bonnie) Norris all of greater Atlanta, GA. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Joyce Colby of Arlington, and Beverly Dahl of Santee, CA. Sue was blessed with many wonderful friends, especially Dottie Hickie, whose devotion during her illness was immeasurable.
Sue was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Eugene Dahl (2009); grandson, Joshua Kneip (1996); and great-grandson, Skylar Vigil.
A Catholic Life Remembrance service was held in Phoenix, AZ on Dec. 22. Inurnment will be held in Vermillion at a later date. Memorials can be made to the Cathedral of Saints Simon and Jude in Phoenix, AZ.