Robert W. Dahlin, age 87, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, October 29, 2019 at home with his son by his side. He was born on October 17, 1932 in Escanaba, the son of Oscar Edwin and Elsie (Bowman) Dahlin. Robert was raised in Escanaba and was a 1951 graduate of Escanaba High School. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served his country for 4 years being deployed to Japan and the White Sands Proving Grounds in New Mexico during the Korean War. Robert W. Dahlin married the former Mary Margaret “Marge” Daoust in November 22, 1956 and she preceded him in death on February 26, 1998. Together, the couple shared 41 years of marriage and raised 2 children, Greg and Susan. Robert was employed as a quality control foreman at Mead Paper Company for 37 years until his retirement. His faith was very important to him and was a longtime member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Escanaba where he served as a lay reader and on the vestry. Robert was a proud veteran and was a member of the Escanaba American Legion. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan, enjoyed driving -including cross country road trips, meeting friends for coffee and doughnuts every day (except on Sundays), and looked forward to reading the Daily Press each day as he enjoyed knowing what was going on throughout the community. He loved spending time with his family as they meant the world to him.
Robert W. Dahlin is survived by son, Greg Dahlin of Gladstone; daughter, Susan (Scott) Riedel of Marshfield, WI; 10 grandchildren, Lauren, Heather, Jordan (Aubrey), Jacob, Joshua, Jeremy, Jonathan, Alyssa, Ian, and Leah; 2 great-grandchildren, Henry, and Victoria; brother, Donald Dahlin of Gladstone; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Robert was preceded in death by 3 elder brothers, Clarence, Arthur, and Arnold Dahlin.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 2, 2019 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the life of Robert will follow at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, with Rev. Sue Ray officiating. A luncheon will be served at the conclusion of the services in the church fellowship hall. Burial and Military Honors by the Delta County Veterans Council will take place at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, in Lakeview Cemetery.
To send flowers to Robert's family, please visit our floral section.