Obituary for Robert Alan "Bob" Dahl
Robert Alan Dahl (Bob), a lifelong resident of Delavan, passed away March 20th at the age of 48 following a tragic accident. He was the son of Merlyn "Red" and Virginia Dahl (Cox) also of Delavan. Bob was born October 26th, 1969, the 5th child out of their six children. He attended Lakeland School and graduated from Delavan-Darien High School in 1988.
Bob loved his sports, especially the Bears and the Cubs, his several dogs throughout his lifetime and decorating the family home for every holiday. Handing out Halloween candy was a task he particularly enjoyed. He played on Special Olympics basketball and baseball teams for many years with a few State championships won along the way. Most of all he loved his large family. He would do anything for us and for 7 years he helped care for his mother full time. He is in heaven with mom now.
Unbeknownst to his family, Bob had signed to become an organ donor when renewing his driver's license several years ago. Upon his death many lives were saved through organ donation along with the 50 to 75 people helped thru his donation of tissue & bone.
Bob is survived by his father, his siblings: Debbie ( Rick), Kathy (David), Colleen, Tom ( Susan) and Jim (Angie); many nieces and nephews; grand nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles, cousins and many friends . He was predeceased by his beloved mother in 2016.
Bob was a wonderful son, a great brother, a terrific nephew, and a beloved uncle. It is no surprise he continued to give of himself even in death.
A memorial gathering will be held April 15th, 2018 at Betzer Funeral Home, 118 S. 2nd St. Delavan, Wis. There will be a public visitation from 1pm to 3pm followed by a private family service at 3pm. No reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests
Memorials be made to Walworth County Adult Special Olympics Basketball