Edestein L. "Eddie" (Jantz) Dahlin, 92, passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2014, at a local nursing home. She was born on September 13, 1921, in Green Bay to the late Adolph and Josephine (Jacquet) Jantz. She graduated from Green Bay West High School. On August 10, 1940, she married Bernard "Dutch" Dahlin at Grace Lutheran Church. They enjoyed over 72 years of marriage before Dutch passed away on September 24, 2012.
Eddie was the quintessential mom, grandma and great-grandma. Her greatest joy was being with her family. She and Dutch attended countless sporting events, concerts, and activities for all of their kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. She and Dutch traveled throughout the United States and Europe and spent many winters in Marco Island, Florida. Eddie enjoyed playing bridge, spending time at the cottage, and going out on the boats with her sons. Her happiest times were with her family. Eddie is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Bernie (Alyce), Green Bay; Gene (Carol), Excelsior, Minnesota; David (Jacque), Green Bay; ten grandchildren, Chip Dahlin, Brian (Amy) Dahlin, Stephanie (Joe) Giannunzio, Stacy (Rick) Karle, Diane (Paul) Voegele, Steve (Lynn) Dahlin, Darren (Sunny) Dahlin, Francie Dahlin, Tracy Dahlin-Hakenjos, Forrest (Katheren) Dahlin; 16 great-grandchildren, Gwen, Gus, Max, Lex, Eddie, Brysson, Drew, Blake, Elijah, Micah, Hutson, Josie, Sonia, Hanna, Owen, Conner; two sisters, June Rifleman and Joanne (Roger) VanCalster; one brother-in-law, Andy Malecki; one sister-in-law, Marguerite Peters; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dutch; two sisters, Joyce Borremans and Ellyn Malecki; five brothers-in-law, Al Borremans, Dick Rifleman, Elmer Bohl, Arnold Peters and Carl Lardinois and one sister-in-law, Alice Lardinois.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Avenue, from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm and will continue again on Thursday, January 23, at Grace Lutheran Church, 321 S. Madison, from 10:00 am until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 am with the Rev. Julie Wrubbel-Lange officiating. Burial will be at Fort Howard Memorial Park. A memorial fund will be established for Grace Lutheran Church and Unity Hospice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com
The family would like to offer a special thanks to the staff of Unity Hospice and the staff of Mulberry Meadows Neighborhood at Woodside Lutheran Home for all of the care and concern given to Eddie and her family.