Robert Lee Dalke

Robert Lee Dalke, 89, died on April 5, 2021 at Kansas Christian Home in Newton, KS.  He was born on June 22, 1931 to Dan and Sadie (Wedel) Dalke.  Robert grew up in Galva, KS area and went to Happy Hollow School and Moundridge High School.  He was the middle child of three boys.

Robert and Margie Penner were married on June 22, 1950, and had six children. They shared 68 years together.  Rob was a devoted husband and father putting the needs of his family first.  He enjoyed working on cars and trucks and was involved with trucking for his working career.  Along with Margie, they owned and operated Aero Equipment and Dalke Transport.  Later in life they enjoyed driving a truck together over the road.

Robert worked hard to obtain a pilot’s license.  He liked flying and used his airplane for business and pleasure.

Christian values were a large part of Rob’s life.  He read the Bible and prayed daily.  Robert and Margie were involved with The Gideons International for many years.  His greatest wish was that his family would all be reunited in heaven.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Margie, son, LeMar Dalke, daughter, Dixie Lee Dalke, granddaughter, Lauren Crissey, parents, brothers, Melvin (Esther) Dalke, and Allen Dalke.

Survivors include sons, Jay Dalke, of Newton, Jan Dalke, of Hesston, Jim (Brenda) Dalke, of Moundridge; daughter, Robin (Robert) Crissey of Franklin, TN., grandchildren, Justin (Krystle) Dalke, Wichita, Jerrod Dalke, Moundridge and Jenna Crissey, Franklin, TN.;  five great-grandchildren and sister-in-law, Yvonne Dalke, Camden, SC.

A private family service is planned.  Memorials can be made to Kansas Christian Home or Good Shepherd Hospice and sent in care of Moundridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 410, Moundridge, KS. 67107

Posted online on April 07, 2021