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Dr. Jon Standahl May 8, 1943 - Sept.5, 2008

SEVEN LAKES, N.C. -- Dr. Jon Roy Standahl, 65, died suddenly on Sept. 5 at home.

Services were held Sept. 8 at West End Presbyterian Church in West End, N.C.

Arrangements were by Boles Funeral Home of Seven Lakes. Memorials may be sent to the Salvation Army, 615 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, VA. 22314 or West End Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 13, West End, NC 27376.

He was born May 8, 1943, in Oscaloosa, Iowa, to Roy and Genevieve Standahl. He grew up in Reidsville, N.C. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia, a master's degree from Florida State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

He was a licensed psychologist in Minnesota operating Human Technologies, which provided psychological services for clients in the Willmar area for over 20 years. He moved to Moore County, N.C., in 2002 to work as clinical director of psychology at Samarkand Manor in Eagle Springs. In 2005, he opened his private psychological services practice in Southern Pines, N.C. He published the children's book, "How Santa Came to be."

He is survived by his wife: Shirley Paschal Standahl, children: Bergin Standahl of Milan, Ben Standahl of Minneota, Ann (and Dave) Moore of Prescott, Ariz.; stepdaughter: Lorri Barrier-Jones (and Jeff Jones); three grandchildren; three step grandchildren; siblings: Diana Standahl Eagon (and Jack Eagon) of Nokomis, Fla., and Jerry (and Brucie) Standahl of Franklin, Va.