OBITUARY

Robert Donald Dahl

October 31, 1940February 18, 2020

Robert “Bobby” Donald Dahl

“Bobby” was born on October 31, 1940 at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Palm Beach, Fl. He went home to the Lord on February 18, 2020 at the Vitas Hospice in Delray Beach FL. His loving wife Debi, his daughters and longtime friend Michael Crosby from Arkansas were at his side. He is proceeded by his parents, Thelma and Donald Dahl, countless Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and friends. Bobby joined the US Marine Corp at age 16 and transferred to the Navy when 17 years old, serving on the USS Midway and his fighter squadron was the Freelancers. Bobby loved the Navy. After the Navy, Bobby became a roofer, taught to him by his uncles at Graham and Durrance Roofing and Sheet Metal Company. Later he worked at Carpenters Roofing and Boys Roofing before joining the Palm Beach County School Board as a roofer, retiring as the Maintenance Supervisor. Bobby always said this was the best job he ever had. He was very passionate about hunting and fishing. His passion later turned to Jesus where he worked with Via de Cristo, Emmaus, and Kairos Prison Ministry. Bobby worshipped at First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. He loved the fellowship afforded by these ministries and became a Chaplain Assistant with Kairos Prison Ministry at Glades Correctional Institution in Belle Glade, FL. After Glades Correctional closed he began working at Sago Palm Re-Entry Center in Pahokee, Fl as an educational volunteer. He loved working with the inmates. He continued to write letters of support to the inmates even after he was not able to visit them personally due to failing health. Bobby prayed for everyone, everyday, by name, from a book he carried with him wherever he went. He was a devoted, loving husband to Debi Dahl. A loving father to Dianna Scherer, Elizabeth George Twiford, and Elaina Dahl. Grandchildren, Danielle O’Connor, Andrea George, Joshua George and Eric Revello. Great grandchild, Kalon Miller. Brother Richard Dahl and his wife Winnie Dahl. Half-brother, Donald Dahl. And lots of cousins. He will be deeply missed by family and so many dear and close friends. The family wishes to express appreciation to Dr. Brassloff for the excellent care he provided to Bobby over the past 18 years. To Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Station #22 for their quick response each time they were called. To the 1st East Unit at Palms West Hospital and the ER unit who treated us with such loving kindness. Special thanks to Vitas Hospice in Delray Beach for their compassion and care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Kairos Prison Ministry and John Hagee’s Sanctuary of Hope. A Celebration of Life will be held on March 14th at 2:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church, 717 Prosperity Farms Road, North Palm Beach Fl. Cursillistas are invited to bring their guitar.

Services

  • Celebration Of Life Saturday, March 14, 2020

Memories

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Kathy Hunt

March 13, 2020

Bobby Dahl was a good man. He was like a second father to me since I was 8 years old. I have many memories of him ruffling our hair and checking to see what kind of trouble Elaina and I got into NOW. But he was a great father and handled everything we could throw his way. My fondest memory is that he spoke to us like adults. And always with LOVE. 💕🙂

Elaina Dahl

February 29, 2020

I have so many memories of my dad I could write a novel. My first memory is how I always knew how much he loved me from the day I was born unconditionally which is rare these days. He had the biggest heart and would help a total stranger to the endless inmates he helped find Jesus with no judgement. That is his legacy. I was blessed by the Lord for giving me the Earthly father that he did and for that I will always thank him. My happiest childhood memories are being in the Corbett with my dad hunting, fishing, campfires and swamp buggies. I will miss you and love you until I come home and get to feel you wrap your loving arms around me once again. With all of my love your baby girl.

“So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him."

Elizabeth George

February 28, 2020

Dad you will always be in our hearts and memories. Love you

Sherry & Joseph Gigold

February 21, 2020

We're so sorry to hear of the loss of Bobby....He was a great man full of humor....A very good friend of Irene and Johnny Price who's in Heaven with them now ....RIP Bobby you'll be truly missed by so many....Sincerest Condolences to your wife and family...Sherry & Joe.

Gretchen Evreman

February 21, 2020

We were so sorry to hear about Bobby. He worked with my husband at the school district, of course hunting in the Corbett.
Cherish your memories.
Until we meet again, Bigum.
With Regards,
Gretchen and Steve Everman

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY