NCelebration of life service for Robert G. "Bud" Dahlkoetter, 93, of Norfolk will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 17, 2020 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Norfolk. Inurnment will be at the Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Norfolk. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 16 at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel with a prayer service beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #16, V.F.W. #1644, and the United States Army Honors Guard. The family requests that memorials be sent to the Eastmont Towers Foundation Monarch Benevolent Care, 6315 O St., Lincoln, NE 68510. The memorial service and graveside service will both be streamed live on the Stonacek Funeral Chapel Facebook page. Bud died Thursday, March 19, 2020 at The Monarch Hospice and Care facility in Lincoln. Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements. Robert "Bud" was born on May 18, 1926 in Pilger, Nebraska to William and Margaret (Rathman) Dahlkoetter. He was confirmed at the St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Stanton. He attended grade school at a rural district country school in Stanton County to the 8th grade. After Bud’s education, he lived on the family farm and helped his family. He joined the United States Army on January 19, 1946. Bud was honorably discharged on April 13, 1947 and he moved back to the family farm and continued farming with his family.
Bud married Lillian Agnes Prachyl on June 7, 1949 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Stanton. After marriage, Bud and Lillian lived on a farm in Stanton County from 1949-1953. They then moved to a farm South of McLean from 1953-1959. They moved back to Stanton County and farmed from 1959 until retirement. After retirement, Bud still enjoyed being on the farm. He also enjoyed fishing, camping, and traveling in their motor home for 3 years, traveling to almost 50 states. Bud loved spending time and being with his children and grandchildren. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Norfolk.
Survivors include his son Dean (Kris) Dahlkoetter of Norfolk, daughter Karen (Tim) Else of Belvidere, NE., 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his spouse Lillian died on January 29, 2017, parents William and Margaret, siblings Wilma Palmer, Ellen Dahlkoetter, Alvin Dahlkoetter, Ralph Dahlkoetter, Donald Dahlkoetter, and JoAnn Hrabak. Honorary casket bearers will be Isaac Else, Andy Else, Rob Marsh, Gabe Dahlkoetter, John White and Ryan Zwingman. Condolences may be expressed to the family on-line at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.