Darold A. Dahlke, 87, of La Crosse died on Friday, April 10, 2020 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center. He was born in La Crosse on November 17, 1932 to Arthur and Emma (Schroeder) Dahlke. He married Elaine Briggeman on December 29, 1959 and they celebrated their 60th anniversary last year.
Darold was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and family man. He was proud to be a veteran and received a good conduct medal. Darold will be remembered as an extraordinary person that made a positive difference in many lives, more than he knows.
He is survived by his wife Elaine; daughter Deidra (Tom) Johnson; son Dennis (Heidi) Dahlke; five grandchildren Aaron (Samantha) Dahlke, Thomas Dahlke, Lauren (Tim) DePasion, Emma Johnson, and Mollie Johnson; sister Ardyce Wilson; sister Bernelle Skrede, sisters in law Frances Dahlke, Betty Schmitz, Agnes Schmitz, Frances Brueggen, Lucille Kneifl and brother in law Donald Kneifl as well as many nieces and nephews.
Darold was preceded in death by his parents; twin sister Darlene Helm; two brothers Donald and Arthur Dahlke, brothers in law Bill Helm, Mervin Wilson, Arvid Skrede, James Hurtz, Robert Schmitz, Donald Schmitz, Ervin Brueggen, and sisters in law Phyllis Dahlke and Marie Hurtz.
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, a private family service will be held with Rev. Rick Roberts officiating and entombment to be held in Mormon Coulee Memorial Park Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.