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Robert "Bob" C. Dahl

April 8, 1930 ~ January 21, 2022 (age 91)

Obituary

After a courageous two year cancer battle, Robert C. Dahl, age 91, died Friday January 21, 2022 of cancer related complications during a brief stay at Mercy Hospital in Muskegon, MI. Bob was born on his parent’s farm in Claybanks Township, April 8, 1930, and was a lifelong resident of Montague. The third of four boys born to Nick and Hazel Dahl, Bob attended the one room Green School through 8th grade and graduated from Montague High School in 1948.

Following graduation, Bob worked on his parent’s farm and at Campbell, Wyant, & Cannon foundry in Muskegon until enlisting in the United States Air Force where he proudly served four years as an F-84G crew chief serving in both Korea and Japan. Upon returning stateside, he obtained employment at the newly constructed Hooker Chemical Plant in Montague as a maintenance man where he worked until the plants closing. It was during this time that he married Sue Ellen Scharmer on October 10, 1962 and not only started a family but also constructed his own home which he lived in until his final days.

Bob finished his work career retiring from Howmet Components in 1994. A lifelong avid outdoorsman and naturalist, Bob spent many hours in the woods and streams enjoying nature as well as bike riding. He was also a lifetime member of the VFW Post 3256, serving as Officer of the Day for many years and spent many hours volunteering at the post.

A talented craftsman, Bob was a loving husband to his wife, Sue, who preceded him death and was a role model to his children: Alan Dahl of Kalamazoo, Lynn (Don) Scholl of Whitehall, and June (Ryan) Ingalls of Whitehall. Bob was also preceded in death by his brother Arthur (Jean) Dahl of Montague and is survived by his children along with brothers Andrew (Delores) Dahl and Glen (Faye) Dahl both of Montague as well as many special friends and relatives. Bob’s understated determination and presence will be greatly missed by all whose lives he was part of.

In consideration of other attendees, the family asks that masks be worn.  Visitation is Wednesday, January 26, 2022 1:00 pm until the funeral service at 2:00 pm at Harris Funeral Home in Shelby.  A luncheon will follow at White Lake VFW Post #3256 in Montague.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
January 26, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Harris Funeral Home
267 N. Michigan Avenue
Shelby, MI 49455

Memorial Service
Wednesday
January 26, 2022

2:00 PM
Harris Funeral Home
267 N. Michigan Avenue
Shelby, MI 49455

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