Ronald William Dahlke, 75, of Bella Vista AR died July 14, 2018. He was born in Markesan, WI on May 11, 1943.
He attended school in Markesan and graduated from Markesan High School in 1961. He married the love of his life Anna Mae Pufahl on August 3, 1968. They lived in Oshkosh, WI for 29 years where he was employed with the 7 UP Bottling Company, and in 1983, they started their own decorating business, Distinctive Decorating.
He proudly served in the US Army during Vietnam in 1969-1970.
They moved to Bella Vista, AR in November of 1997, where he worked for the POA in the water department. After retiring in February, 2012, he and his wife together, enjoyed traveling in the United States, camping, gardening/landscaping and spending time with their grandchildren, family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis Albert Dahlke and Ruth Anita (Stacey) Dahlke.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Dahlke; one daughter, Jennifer Lehmann (Heath) and their children, Dylen and Zach of Bella Vista, AR; one son, Aaron Dahlke and fiancée, Carrielee Chappa and their children, Kaelyn and Lydia Dahlke of Pickett, WI, Carrielee's two children, Coral Rivera (Leo) and their son, Jett Rivera of Fort Polk, LA and Corvin and his daughter, Rayanna of Picket, WI; two brothers, Kenneth Dahlke (Karen) of Markesan, WI and Gerald Dahlke (Mary) of Vancouver, WA; seven nieces, Kim Hunter (Corey), Kami Jahnke (Ryan) both of Markesan, WI, Katie Lind (Brian), Angela Rogers(Clifton), Megan Jasurda (Jody), Nicole Dahlke and Kynda Dahlke all of Vancouver, WA; three nephews, Keenan Dahlke of Markesan, WI, Jonathan Dahlke (Tasha) of Longview, WA and Daniel Dahlke of Vancouver, WA; and many grand-nieces and nephews.
Memorial Mass and celebration of life will be held at 3:00pm, Friday, August 3, 2018 at St. Stephens Catholic Church, 1300 NE J Street, Bentonville with The Rev. Msgr. Scott Marczuk officiating. Memorial Visitation will be at 2pm until service time with a meal to follow at the church.
Burial will be Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at the Green Lake Cemetery in Center House, WI (also known as Center House Cemetery). Visitation at the cemetery will be held at 10am with burial at 11am. There will be a lunch after the service at the Town Hall in Center House.
Donations can be made to the St. Stephen Catholic Church Benevolent Conference, 1300 NE J Street, Bentonville, AR 72712.