Robert D. Dalton, age 81 of Hamburg, IA passed away on Thursday; July 30, 2020 at Grape Community Hospital in Hamburg, IA.
He was born Robert Dale Dalton on April 7, 1939 at Hamburg, IA; the son of Maurice W. “Two Gun” and Beulah E. (Geyer) Dalton. He attended school and graduated from the Hamburg High School with the Class of 1957.
Shortly after graduation, he entered the US Air Force in June of 1957. He honorably and faithfully served his country until his discharge in June of 1963. While in service, he was united in marriage to Mary Eleanor Ash on July 29, 1961 in Milwaukee, WI and to this union three children were born: Bradley, Brian and Victoria.
Mary Eleanor preceded him in death on Feb. 8, 1996. He later married Nancy Witter on April 5, 2008 in Hamburg, IA.
Robert and his dad owned and operated their own trucking company for many years hauling cattle, grain and other various items for farmers in the area. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Hamburg American Legion.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Nancy of Hamburg, IA; children: Bradley Dalton and wife Jennifer of Council Bluffs, IA, Victoria Loggins and husband Joel of Murrayville, GA; step-daughters Terri Witter Oscar and Ronda Witter both of Nebr. City; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; other family and many friends.
In addition to his wife Mary Eleanor, he was preceded in death by a son Brian on Aug. 7, 2016, step-daughter Angela Childers on July 5, 2020 and a brother Maurice Wayne Dalton on Nov. 20, 2017.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday (Aug. 3) at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hamburg, IA. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery southeast of Hamburg with complete military services conducted by the Hamburg American Legion Post.
The family will greet friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday (8/2) followed by a prayer service at 6:00 p.m. - all at Rash-Gude Funeral Home in Hamburg.
Memorials may be given to the Phoenix House in Council Bluffs, IA or to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Hamburg.
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