DeForest - Robert “Bob” W. Dahnert, 76, originally of Fort Atkinson, WI passed away January 30, 2020 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg, WI. Bob was born on May 19, 1943 in Jefferson County to Arthur H. and Gladys (Crandall) Dahnert.
He grew up in the Fort Atkinson area on the family farm and worked several jobs before settling into building wooden furniture for The Custom Shoppe in Watertown before his retirement.
Bob is survived by his wife, June Myklebust of DeForest, son Greg Jansen (Fort Atkinson), brother Thomas Dahnert (Phoenix), sisters Diana (Lynn) Dahnert (Illinois) and Cynthia May (Fort Atkinson), June’s sons Jeffery (Yani) Anderson (Oxford), and Richard (Sue) Anderson (Florida), grandchildren Hayden and Aleece Jansen (Fort Atkinson), Lindsey (Carmelo) Alfano and Whitney (Nate) Schraan of DeForest and great granddaughters Millie Alfano and Emerald Schraan.
He is preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Gladys Dahnert, brothers James Dahnert, Richard Dahnert, Gerald Dahnert, Michael Dahnert and June’s daughter Dianna Zweifel.
Bob started Square Dancing in 1988 and was still attending dances through December 2019. Square and Round Dancing was a very large part of his life. He was always there to dance, lend guidance and a helping hand. Bob was general chairman in 2011 of the 52nd Wisconsin Square and Round Dance Convention which brought about 750 dancers to the DeForest area.
For over 20 years, Bob and June represented Wisconsin at the National Square Dance Conventions. In 2014 Bob became the Wisconsin State Square Dance Historian. He was inducted into the Wisconsin Square Dancer Hall of Fame in 2016. His friendship, knowledge, fun and mischievous personality will be missed by all.
A Celebration of Life will take place on March 6, 2020 from 1 to 5 pm at the Ryan Funeral Home, 6924 Lake Road, DeForest, WI. Join us in celebrating Bob’s life and sharing memories.
The family gives special thanks to the staff and volunteers of the Agrace HospiceCare for their exceptional care of both Bob and family members. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com.
Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services
6924 Lake Road
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