About Us

Our Staff

Our Mission

Our mission is to minister to bereaved families by pursuing excellence in every aspect of our service to those families.

Objectives

  • To provide compassionate and caring service to every family, regardless of their financial situation.
  • To provide funeral and memorial options that are of exceptional quality and value.
  • To set the standard of funeral service through unsurpassed professionalism, integrity and attention to detail.
  • To provide leadership through educational opportunities and involvement in our community.
  • To provide an environment where our associates can develop their personal abilities, as well as obtain a true sense of fulfillment in serving others.
  • To continually search for innovative ways to better serve families.

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JOHN DAHL Owner/Funeral Director

John E. Dahl is a 3rd generation licensed funeral director (1990), and licensed crematory operator. John has worked in the funeral industry from childhood, following in his grandfather and father's footsteps. In January of 2007, he became co-founder of Dahl Funeral Chapel. John is civic minded, belonging to RMEF, the Knights of Columbus, the Billings Chamber of Commerce, and coaches high school rugby. He is also an avid hunter during the winter months and rides his motorcycle and golf's during the summer months.

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SUSAN JOHNSON Owner/Business Manager

Susan Johnson began working with the Dahl family the spring of 1991. Today, she is the business manager and co-owner with John. Sue lives in the Huntley area and is active in her community and in the Billings Chamber of Commerce. Sue and her husband Mike are proud parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. They enjoy their free time driving in parades and other activities with the Model A club and antique tractor club.

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JENNIFER AKSAMIT Funeral Director

Jennifer is a 2006 graduate of the Mortuary Science Program at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado.  She holds a dual funeral directors license in Wyoming and Montana and is a licensed crematory tech in Montana.  Originally from Sheridan, Wyoming Jennifer joined the Dahl staff in April 2011.  She is a volunteer with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a member of the 7th Cavalry Drum and Bugle Corps out of Sheridan, enjoys spending time with her family and friends, is an avid hunter and loves to travel, especially to beach locations.

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LINDA SMITH Office Assistant/Grief Counselor

Linda Smith has been part of the Dahl team since the fall of 2000. She started doing her internship as part of her master's degree from Montana State University Billings. She assisted Bernard and M'Lis Dahl in the grief recovery group and worked in the office part-time. She now leads our grief recovery and continues working in the office. Linda is from Chinook; had lived in Sidney until the loss of her husband. Linda moved to Billings in 1994 so she could continue her education, and in 2001 married Jim Smith. She has three sons and grandchildren she adores. Linda has proven many times to be one of the best grief counselors in our area.

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DAVID RILEY Family Service Director

David Riley has worked with Dahl Funeral Chapel for over twenty years as a contractor, helping to develop their audio/video systems, and video tributes used by the chapel. As a licensed insurance agent, Dave has worked in the life, health and property casualty industry for over thirty years. He currently is a pre-arrangement counselor working through NGL to provide final expense insurance to our clients. Dave and his wife, Sue have five children, and fourteen grandchildren, In his spare time, you might catch Dave providing radio coverage of local sporting events on radio stations across the state.

JOHN DAHL

Owner/Funeral Director
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John E. Dahl is a 3rd generation licensed funeral director (1990), and licensed crematory operator. John has worked in the funeral industry from childhood, following in his grandfather and father's footsteps. In January of 2007, he became co-founder of Dahl Funeral Chapel. John is civic minded, belonging to RMEF, the Knights of Columbus, the Billings Chamber of Commerce, and coaches high school rugby. He is also an avid hunter during the winter months and rides his motorcycle and golf's during the summer months.

SUSAN JOHNSON

Owner/Business Manager
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Susan Johnson began working with the Dahl family the spring of 1991. Today, she is the business manager and co-owner with John. Sue lives in the Huntley area and is active in her community and in the Billings Chamber of Commerce. Sue and her husband Mike are proud parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. They enjoy their free time driving in parades and other activities with the Model A club and antique tractor club.

JENNIFER AKSAMIT

Funeral Director
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Jennifer is a 2006 graduate of the Mortuary Science Program at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado.  She holds a dual funeral directors license in Wyoming and Montana and is a licensed crematory tech in Montana.  Originally from Sheridan, Wyoming Jennifer joined the Dahl staff in April 2011.  She is a volunteer with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a member of the 7th Cavalry Drum and Bugle Corps out of Sheridan, enjoys spending time with her family and friends, is an avid hunter and loves to travel, especially to beach locations.

LINDA SMITH

Office Assistant/Grief Counselor
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Linda Smith has been part of the Dahl team since the fall of 2000. She started doing her internship as part of her master's degree from Montana State University Billings. She assisted Bernard and M'Lis Dahl in the grief recovery group and worked in the office part-time. She now leads our grief recovery and continues working in the office. Linda is from Chinook; had lived in Sidney until the loss of her husband. Linda moved to Billings in 1994 so she could continue her education, and in 2001 married Jim Smith. She has three sons and grandchildren she adores. Linda has proven many times to be one of the best grief counselors in our area.

DAVID RILEY

Family Service Director
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David Riley has worked with Dahl Funeral Chapel for over twenty years as a contractor, helping to develop their audio/video systems, and video tributes used by the chapel. As a licensed insurance agent, Dave has worked in the life, health and property casualty industry for over thirty years. He currently is a pre-arrangement counselor working through NGL to provide final expense insurance to our clients. Dave and his wife, Sue have five children, and fourteen grandchildren, In his spare time, you might catch Dave providing radio coverage of local sporting events on radio stations across the state.