ALBANY -John L. Dalberg, age 78, of Albany, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at his home after several years courageous battle with cancer.
He was born on March 16, 1935, in Richland Center, to Leo and Thelma (Mick) Dahlberg. John enlisted in the US Army at the age 16, and served from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War. John was a capable and accomplished man of many talents, yet a more humble man than you would have ever known. He worked over the years as a sheep farmer in Viroqua, owned Staff of Life an organic bakery. Also, owned his own body shop and filling station, and for many years he was known as Captain Jack as he sailed a corporate yacht with his wife Helen as First Mate. He also enjoyed scuba diving, spear fishing and hunting antelope. Closer to retirement John enjoyed carpentry.
On July 7, 1999, John married Patricia Rohde (Helwig) at The Little Brown Church in the Vale. They met at ballroom dance class and had many interests in common. They enjoyed gardening, their horses, and watching the Packers, Badgers and Matt Kenseth racing, along with their beloved dog Peaches.
John is survived by his wife, Pat; daughter, Julie Kasper, and her mother, Helen, of Champaign, Il.; granddaughter, Sarah Dalberg; grandson, Tony Kasper; two brothers, Joe and James; two sisters, JoAnne(Bill) Miller and Judy (Robert) Brzezinski; and many relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son; and brother, Jerry.
A private memorial will be held.
Special thanks to Dr. Hegeman, and staff at Monroe Clinic, and Monroe Clinic Hospice for all their compassionate care and support.