William Ernest Dahlberg
1941 - 2021
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William Ernest Dahlberg

El Paso - WILLIAM ERNEST DAHLBERG passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at the age of 79. He retired after a long-time career in the hospitality industry and lastly as General Manager of the El Paso Country Club. He was a loving husband, brother, friend and will be greatly missed.

Bill was born in Elm Park, Minnesota, on May 8, 1941 and grew up on a farm before moving to Minneapolis in 1962. He attended the University of Minnesota before beginning his career in the restaurant business. He was the founder of the chain of Pannekoeken Huis Restaurants, famous for the oven baked pancake, in the Minneapolis area.

After working as a district manager for the Jerry's Restaurant chain for many years, Bill moved to El Paso in 1995 as the managing partner of Kenny Rogers Roasters. He also owned the Yellow Rose Café and Mine Shaft before beginning his tenure at the El Paso Country Club. He often said that he had been training for that position his whole life. He retired from the club in 2008 after a successful ten years during which he made lifelong friends of both the members and employees.

Bill was an avid golfer and bowler and was proud to have bowled a 300 game as well as having had a hole in one at Painted Dunes Golf Course.

After his retirement, he devoted many volunteer hours to the landscaping and irrigation systems at both Temple Mount Sinai and Copperfield Townhomes as well as helping to prepare holiday meals at Temple.

He is preceded in death by his parents Marion and Ernest Dahlberg and his beloved sister Ruth Gray. He is survived by his loving wife Marcia Dahlberg, children Brian Schwartz and Amy Schwartz (Courtney) and grandchildren Pearl Schwartz and Simon Bud Schwartz, and his beloved sisters Joyce Iverson and Dorothy Ries.

Donations in Bill's memory may be made to the Landscaping Fund at Temple Mount Sinai or a charity of your choice.

A Private Graveside Service will be held at Temple Mount Sinai Cemetery with Rabbi Ben Zeidman officiating. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-West. Please visit his online registry at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net

William Ernest Dahlberg falleció repentinamente el martes 13 de abril del 2021 a la edad de 79 años. Se jubiló luego de una larga carrera en la industria hotelera y finalmente como Gerente General del El Paso Country Club. Bill nació en Elm Park, Minnesota, el 8 de mayo de 1941 y creció en una granja antes de mudarse a Minneapolis en 1962. Asistió a la Universidad de Minnesota antes de comenzar su carrera en el negocio de la restauración. Fue el fundador de la cadena de restaurantes Pannekoeken Huis, famosa por los panqueques hechos al horno, en el área de Minneapolis. Después de trabajar como gerente de distrito para la cadena de restaurantes Jerry's durante muchos años, Bill se mudó a El Paso en 1995 como socio gerente de Kenny Rogers Roasters. También fue propietario de Yellow Rose Café y de Mine Shaft antes de comenzar su mandato en El Paso Country Club. Con frecuencia decía que había estado entrenando para ese puesto toda su vida. Se retiró del club en el 2008 después de diez exitosos años durante los cuales hizo amistades de toda la vida tanto con miembros como con empleados. Bill era un ávido golfista y jugador de bolos y estaba orgulloso de haber jugado un juego de 300 bolos además de haber tenido un hoyo en uno en el campo Painted Dunes Golf Course. Después de su jubilación, dedicó muchas horas de voluntariado a los sistemas de riego y jardinería en Temple Mount Sinai y en Copperfield Townhomes, así como a ayudar a preparar comidas navideñas en Temple. Es precedido en muerte por sus padres Marion y Ernest Dahlberg y por su amada hermana Ruth Gray. Le sobrevive su amada esposa Marcia Dahlberg, sus hijos: Brian Schwartz y Amy Schwartz (Courtney) y sus nietos: Pearl Schwartz y Simon Bud Schwartz, al igual que sus queridas hermanas: Joyce Iverson y Dorothy Ries. Las donaciones en memoria de Bill se pueden realizar en Temple Mount Sinai o bien, a la organización benéfica de su elección. Se llevará a cabo un servicio privado de entierro en el cementerio Temple Mount Sinai con el rabino Ben Zeidman oficiando la misa. Servicios otorgados por Sunset Funeral Home-West. Por favor, visite el registro en línea en www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net

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Published in El Paso Times from Apr. 14 to Apr. 15, 2021.
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April 20, 2021
As lifelong friends (class of 59, Braham, MN high school) we will miss occasional contacts by phone, text, and Bill and Marcia's visits back to MN.
Judy and dennis Olson
April 15, 2021
Mr. “D” I am so sad to hear that You have gone to heaven. I have fond memories of the years I worked for you at El Paso Country Club. Every time I saw you after your retirement I enjoyed your smile and positive conversations. I will miss you my dear “Mr. D”
Margarita Sierra
April 15, 2021
I only had the pleasure to know Bill for a short time, after having met when paired together for charity golf tournament. It was Bill that was charitable, when he discovered how poorly his new golf partner played. He was a happy, cheerful person that seemed very content in life. He spoke of Marcia with great affection, an example to this younger married man in how to speak about your spouse. His smile was infectious, and I've forever grateful for having known him, even for such a short while. Marcia, my deepest condolences in the loss of a great man. May you heal from this pain, though I'm so very sure his memory will be ever present in your life.
Billy DeFrance
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