Robert “Bob” Dalske (59) a devoted father, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Mosinee, WI on Father’s Day evening with a pronounced date of death of June 21, 2023, due to a heart attack.
Bob was born September 11, 1963, in Milwaukee. Son of the late Hubert and Evelyn (Check) Dalske, the youngest of 5 children–Rosemary, David, Kenny, and Janice. Bob grew up in Milwaukee attending a Catholic school until 8th grade where he began building his strong faith.
Bob often shared childhood stories of growing up in the big city, starting with his first job at 8 years old pumping gas and working in the same gas station after his Pa came home from his day job. Bob also walked dogs in the neighborhood, as well as other odd jobs. He spent his hard-earned money (all of it) at the local candy store to satisfy his sweet tooth!
He started high school at Milwaukee Tech, which he enjoyed, until his parents retired to their Mosinee summer home during his sophomore year of high school. He attended Mosinee for 3 years and graduated in 1981.
When Bob moved to Mosinee, he took great pride in getting his driver’s license, getting his own car, and maintaining it independently. His mechanical ability had already started at a young age and continued with fixing his own vehicles. This expanded to fixing tractors, machinery, building, construction, and anything he needed or wanted to fix. He continued to work odd jobs, such as milking cows and being a farm hand.
He dated Lenora Kramer for 5 years and they married in 1989 through 2006. They had 2 children Kyle and Dana and his beloved dog Cole. He was a member of Our Savior’s National Catholic Church where he was known to fix whatever his good friend, Father Marion, needed for the church or his family.
After Bob married Lenora, he graduated with honors from NTC achieving an electromechanical degree and started his career in maintenance at the Stevens Point railroad. Later, he completed a Journeyman Millwright program at Wausau Window and Wall Systems to advance his mechanical expertise. The last 13 years he worked 3rd shift at Amron in Antigo as a Maintenance A. Amron’s purpose of manufacturing U.S. military shells appealed to Bob. He liked the idea of supporting the United States in his own way. Bob was known at work for his punctuality, electrical and mechanical aptitude, and general know-how when it came to working on complex machinery. He was also known for outspokenness, humor, as well as his pride in his son and daughter.
Outside of his employment, Bob enjoyed working on many personal projects, seeking treasures at yard and garage sales, gardening, canning, cooking, camping, bonfires, fireworks, swimming, hunting, fishing, planning visits/holidays with his children, staying at the cabin, visiting with and helping friends and family, and exploring historical sites. Bob also enjoyed his movie collection and listening to music, and always seemed to have historical facts at the ready. He was kind, funny, and quick-witted and his presence will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his children Kyle Dalske and Dana Dalske.
Beste Funeral Home assisted with a private service held on Saturday, June 24, 2023. There will be a celebration of life at a later date. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.bestefh.com.