Robert E. Dabringer, 81
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
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
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
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