Chris Dahl Obituary, Death – Christopher Alan Dahl, 53, of Prior Lake, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 22. Chris’s life journey with Taryn, his love, and their children, PJ and Briarleigh, as well as his little sister and best friend, Jenny, whom he has adored since she was born, would rank near the top of his list of greatest achievements. Above all, his first love was his family. Chris was entirely dedicated to his family. He would spend every spare moment at his children’s sporting events, cheering them on and encouraging them. He was always the first one to arrive at practice, training, and out-of-state competitions. Chris never missed a game and was often spotted filming everything that happened.

Chris’s unique ability to unite people stemmed from his infectious enthusiasm. Chris obtained permission to live broadcast the games with running commentary during COVID, when parents and grandparents were not permitted to attend their children’s sporting events, much to the delight of parents and grandparents. Chris knew every player on both teams by name, and his color commentary was full of interesting facts, humor, and statistics. His broadcasts became increasingly popular, and his audience grew beyond the Twin Cities to include family members from across the country.

From his first steps, Chris had two speeds: fast forward and faster forward. He spent his childhood playing baseball, swimming, and football, riding his pony, camping and hiking in the mountains, and sleeping among grizzlies. Chris was an energetic and enthusiastic child. Chris never sat still. He was constantly forging multiple paths forward. If the first attempt failed, he tried again. After graduating from Northfield High School, Chris attended Pepperdine University. Despite never having played competitive hockey, he chose to play college hockey at Pepperdine. During his vacation, he practiced with the high school team. He eventually made it onto the Pepperdine team. That year, they won their division and played at the LA King Dome!

After graduation, Chris worked in the food industry, creating new customer experiences. He was in charge of the modern walk-in beer cooler and refrigerator cases’ design and construction. He also helped to design Eatzi’s, a new European-style restaurant concept that graced the cover of an industry trade magazine. In the year 2000, Chris was offered a marketing teaching position at Pepperdine University. Instead, he joined Trystar, a small start-up manufacturing company. Chris’ strategic vision became a reality when he began developing and marketing one-of-a-kind portable power equipment and micro-grid energy systems, eventually rising to the position of industry leader.

Chris started a new adventure in 2019. He excelled in Carlson School of Management leadership and entrepreneurship classes. He was also a founding partner of The Points North Group, a family office that manages private equity investments with the intention of eventually providing strategic sales, marketing, and operations consulting services to other financial investment groups. Chris and Taryn’s family values will undoubtedly be passed down to their two children, Briarleigh and PJ, as a testament to their shared love and dedication.

Taryn Dahl, his wife of 27 years; his children, Palmer (PJ) and Briarleigh Dahl; his sister, Jennifer Cross, and her children, Aislynn and Benjamin Cross; his parents, Rick and Pam Dahl, and their children, Quinn and Grant Saunders; and his niece, Aislynn Cross survive Chris. On Monday, December 5th, at 11 a.m., a Celebration of Life will be held at Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church in Prior Lake (3611 North Berens Road NW). Prior to the service, there will be a visitation from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Following the service, Chris will be laid to rest at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery in Prior Lake. Chris’s life will be celebrated for all of his friends at Brackett’s Crossing in Lakeville, MN, immediately following the church service and continuing throughout the afternoon.