Richard “Dick” James Dahlman Sr., age 71, of Lake Templene, passed away on Sunday morning Oct. 4, 2009 surrounded by family, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on Oct. 10, 1937 in Matteson, IL. The son of Walter Dahlman Sr. and Violet (Nelson) Dahlman.
Dick graduated from Rich East High School in 1955. He was employed for many years as a sales representative for several different food brokers. In later years he truly loved working with the Greater Kalamazoo Auto Auction where he formed many relationships.
Dick enjoyed during his years bowling, golfing, fishing, and especially spending summer days with his friends and family at his home on Lake Templene, which he and Arlene have shared for 28 years. He was a former member of the St. Joe County Sportsman and Conservation Club.
Mr. Dahlman was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jack Dahlman.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving family, wife Arlene (Stuenkel) Dahlman, of Lake Templene; two sons, Richard “Rick” (Peggy) Dahlman, of Mokena, IL., and Jeff (Kim) Dahlman, of Goshen, IN.; three grandchildren, Brad, Brian, and Rylee Dahlman; two brothers, Walter “Wally” (June) Dahlman Jr., of Crete, IL, and Ron (Paula) Dahlman, of Lehigh, FL.; one sister, Carol (Larry) Yates, of Port St. Lucie, FL., and one sister-in-law, Noella Dahlman, of Sauk Village, IL.; many nieces and nephews and many friends.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 at the Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers, MI. WWW.HOHNERFUNERAL.COM
Funeral Services will be held 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, 2009 at the Hohner Funeral Home, with Pastor Donald Chesher officiating.
Interment will be held in Little Country Pine Cemetery, Goshen, IN.
Memorials may be donated to the Goshen Center for Cancer Care, 200 High Park Ave., Goshen, IN. 46526, envelopes available at the funeral home.