Robert E. Dabringer, 81

Robert E. "Dabby" Dabringer, 81, of Brownsville, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at the St. Francis Home in Fond du Lac.

He was born on March 24, 1930, in Barton, the son of the late Robert Joseph and Lillian (Wilger) Dabringer, and on Feb. 18, 1950, he was united in marriage to Viola "Ola" Dekker. After their marriage, the couple made their home in Barton and in 1970 they moved to Brownsville. Viola preceded Robert in death on Dec. 6, 2007.

Robert was a 1950 graduate of West Bend High School. He was employed by Wisconsin Electric for 35 years, first as a lineman and later as a troubleshooter. Robert was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union (IBEW) and was a member of St. Maryís Catholic Church in Lomira.

For many years, Ola and Dabby spent time at Little Green Lake with family and friends, where they enjoyed fishing and a good game of cards, especially sheepshead and skat. Dabby enjoyed and did many woodworking projects.

Those Robert leaves behind to cherish his memory include three children, Jane (Mike) Seiler of Berlin, Judy (Gary) Kuen and Robert (Linda) Dabringer both of Brownsville; nine grandchildren, Elizabeth (Ken) Krebsbach of Fond du Lac, David (Mary) Seiler of Mayville, Peter Kuen of Lomira, Katie (Kyle) Hellmer of Fond du Lac, Andrew Kuen (special friend, Kelly) of Sparta, James Dabringer of Milwaukee, Daniel, Joseph and Jacob Dabring-er all of Browns-ville; two great-grandchildren, Leah and Brent Seiler of Mayville; a stepgreat-grandson, Nick Krebsbach; two brothers, Leroy (Roseanna) Dabringer of Phelps and Richard Dabringer of Germantown; a brother-in-law, David Merkt of St. Nazianz; two sisters-in-law, Corliss (George) Fassbender and Luella Dekker, both of West Bend; other relatives and friends.

In addition to his wife and parents, Robert was preceded in death by a son, James M. Dabringer in 1983; a sister, Rosemary Merkt and a brother-in-law, Earl Dekker.

A Mass of Christian burial for Robert will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at St. Maryís Catholic Church in Lomira. Father Dennis Budka will officiate and burial will be at 10 a.m. on Monday in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call at the church on Sunday from 2 p.m. until the time of Mass.

The Kietzer-Miller Funeral Home in Lomira has been entrusted with Robertís arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of St. Francis, whose constant care and attendance to Dabby was greatly appreciated.