Bob Dalton, 84, passed away at his home in Weston on Tuesday, September 29th, 2020.
Bob was born on May 10, 1936 in Fond du Lac to the late Edward and Katherine (Reily) Dalton.
Bob graduated from St Mary’s Springs Academy in 1954 and served our country in the United States Navy after graduation. Bob was a radio operator and submariner on the USS Redfish. He earned the Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal during his service. He also famously earned the nickname “One Gun Dalton” after accidently shooting himself in the leg during a quick draw contest while on liberty. The bullet remained lodged in his leg for the remainder of his life, providing quite the adventurous tale for his children and grandchildren.
Following his honorable discharge in 1958, Bob enrolled in college at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He graduated in 1962 with a degree in Economics. Bob worked for many years as Regional Manager for Montgomery Wards department store, in many locations across the Midwest.
Bob married Marilyn (Kay) Dalton in 1987 in Hartford, Wisconsin. She survives.
Bob was an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast and Green Bay Packer fan. He proudly rode his Harley up until the age of 83. In 2014, he had the privilege of traveling to Washington, DC with the Never Forgotten Honor Flight. Bob’s greatest joy was spending time with his family and attending sporting events and concerts for his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Kay, Bob is further survived by: his son Sean Dalton of LaCrosse; daughter Tracy Meinen (Joe) of Chippewa Falls; daughter Kelly Dalton (Dave) of Schofield; daughter Cindy Forbes (Paul) of Cloquet, MN; son Shannon Dalton (Jenni) of Kronenwetter; daughter Casey Berbig (Dan) of Anchorage, AK; step-daughter Laura McCormick (Jay) of Appleton; step-son Mark Kohnhorst (Darsi) of Hartford; and step-daughter Jennifer Kohnhorst (Adam) of St Paul, MN. He is also survived by his first wife, Jeanne (Delfeld) Dalton.
He is also survived by grandchildren: Erin Jarnebro, Sam Dalton, Kyle Dalton, Rudy Dvorak, Zak Heimerman, Patrick Stumborg, Andrew Stumborg, Nick Stumborg, Tie Forbes, Taylor Forbes, Quinn Dalton, Riley Dalton, Gabe Berbig, Cora Berbig, Brock Berbig, Elizabeth VanSickle, Whitney Witt, Devin Kohnhorst, Aiden Kohnhorst, V Wiedl, and Ivan Wiedl. He was also blessed with four great-grandchildren: Valerie Dvorak, Elle Jarnebro, Jack Jarnebro, & Evelyn VanSickle.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Katherine Dalton; his brothers Ronald, John, and Gavin Dalton; and his step-daughter Julie Zignego.
The family wishes to thank the Aspirus Oncology and Procedure Department staff for their kindness and compassion during Bob’s brief battle with cancer, and the Weston EMTs for their service.
A private celebration of Bob’s life will occur at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, memorials may be directed to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Brainard Funeral Home - Everest Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.brainardfuneral.com
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