Delbert "Del" Lee Dallman, Delavan, WI/formerly Edgerton, WI (1927-2014)
February 3, 1927 - March 12, 2014
Delbert "Del" Lee Dallman, 87, of Delavan, formerly of Edgerton, passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at the Willowfield Nursing Home and Rehab, Delavan. He was born on Feb. 3, 1927, in Edgerton, the eldest of nine children, son of the late Emil and Grace (Spitzer) Dallman. He was united in marriage to Marian Stewart on Feb. 11, 1950, in Edgerton. She preceded him in death on March 23, 2006. Del, then, married Betty (Anderson) Haman on June 28, 2008, at St. Andrews Parish, Delavan. Del had worked at General Motors for 34 years, until his retirement. He enjoyed golfing, collecting stamps, gardening, watching birds, wildlife, Packers and Badgers, was a history buff and avid reader. He loved to watch his favorite NASCAR drivers, car #24, Jeff Gordon and car #20, Matt Kenseth and pro golfer, Steve Stricker. Del joined the Navy upon graduating High School, where he earned the rank of Carpenters Mate 3; he, then, joined the National Guard. He was a member of the Edgerton American Legion, Post #30, the Milton VFW Post #9403, and the Cooties and was the past commander of the Edgerton VFW post 2708. He served as the 5th district commander for the State of Wisconsin, past president of the Edgerton Library Board, where he and Marian were very active, served on the Elm Drive Apartments Board and Tobacco Days committees.
Del is survived by his loving wife of 5 years, Betty Dallman of Delavan; one daughter, Deborah (Melvin) Lein of Wonder Lake, IL; two grandchildren, Wendy (Andre) Pistach, and Adam Lein; one great-granddaughter, Emma; three step-daughters: Sandra Wheeler of Delavan, Cheryl (Mike) Masonneuve of Sharon, WI, and Karen Haman of Delavan; one step-grandson, Tom (Char) Wighman of Delavan; two sisters, Ruth (Mike) Miles and Edna Dawson, both of Janesville; two brothers, Harold (Ruth Ann) Dallman of Indian Ford, and Dwight (Rosi) Dallman of AZ; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many friends. He was preceded in death by one son, Stewart; two sisters, Helen and Dorothy; and two brothers, Emil and Howard.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Noon, on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH, Edgerton, with Father David Timmerman officiating. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday, March 18, at the CHURCH from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Full Military services will be held at the cemetery by the Edgerton Memorial Squad. The EHLERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERIVCES of Edgerton, is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed at ehlertfuneralhome.com.