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Dee Rysdahl Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dee Rysdahl has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in volunteer work and psychology

Dee Rysdahl has been involved in philanthropy that mainly benefits children, principally Beret's Light Foundation, a family sponsorship of an orphanage in Uganda.

    MARSHALL, MN, December 03, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Dee Rysdahl with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dee Rysdahl celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Ms. Rysdahl pursued two careers during her working years. She was the founding partner of Décor Designs, an interior design business with stores in Madison and Marshall, MN. The second career was as a licensed psychologist in a community mental health center. Focusing her retirement on volunteer work and paying it back to the world, she has been involved in philanthropy that mainly benefits children, principally Beret's Light Foundation, a family sponsorship of an orphanage in Uganda.

Before beginning her work, Ms. Rysdahl attended St. Olaf College from 1947 to 1949, married her husband in 1950, and earned a Bachelor of Arts from Southwest Minnesota State University in 1971 as a member of its charter graduation class. She was also on the board of directors of the foundation for a number of years and president for one year. In 1989, she received a Master of Science upon graduating from South Dakota State University. Moreover, she is a graduate of the Chicago School of Interior Design.

Ms. Rysdahl was on the board of directors of the Private Industry Council (PIC). She worked there as a volunteer and later became the area director of the Marshall office. More recently, she served as a licensed psychologist with Psychological Resources and Western Human Development Center. She and her seven children are helping to rescue an orphanage in Uganda, upgrading not only their living quarters, but their nutrition and education as well.

For two years, Ms. Rysdahl was president of the Arizona Questers, which restores and preserves historic sites. She taught classes for New Adventures in Learning, which was affiliated with a community college, and taught English in a Chinese summer language camp. Serving the board of directors of the Canby Vocational School, she was named the runner-up for Minnesota Mother of the Year in 1982. An adventurous person, she has traveled extensively and at the age of 74, she parachuted from 13,000 feet.

Aside from her primary endeavors, Ms. Rysdahl was a docent for the Chandler, AZ Museum and a volunteer with YMC Restorative Justice, a program that works with adolescents who get in trouble with the law. Additionally, she was involved with her small retirement business Trade Winds Antiques, appeared as an extra in three Arizona Opera Co. performances, wrote and directed a Clarkfield Centennial Pageant, and was a keynote speaker at the state KOPS convention. She also gave presentations to Southwest Regional Symposium on Mental Health and wrote a series of monographs on common counseling subjects for clients to use. Topics ranged from worry to forgiveness and communication.

A licensed psychologist in the state of Minnesota, Ms. Rysdahl is the author of "The World of Marriage," a textbook for a pre-marital class she taught, and "Short Stories with Similar Sounds," which was written in an alliterative style. Currently, she is working on her next book, "Snippets From a Long Life." Whenever possible, she gives back to those less fortunate. In the coming years, Ms. Rysdahl intends to finish and publish her upcoming book, "Snippets from a Long Life." She has previously been featured in Who's Who of American Women.

Now 89 years old, Ms. Rysdahl has been a resident of Heritage Point Senior Living since September of 2015. She institutes and acted as a producer and director of a Follies performing group at Heritage Point to add depth and variety to the activities program. She was born in Faaribault, MN, on April 18, 1929. She has seven children, thirteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was married for 59 years to Al Rysdahl who passed away on September 16, 2009. She continues to participate in church activity.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dee Rysdahl has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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