William A. Dall “Old Man”

William A. Dall, “Old Man” age 87, of Friendship, Wisconsin passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. with military honors to follow, on Friday, June 15, 2018, at Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship, Wisconsin.   Rev. Don Oldenburg will officiate. Visitation will be 12:00 Noon until the time of service on Friday at Roseberry’s Funeral Home.

William was born December 16, 1930, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Lester and Viola (Zastrow) Dall.

He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.

William married Shirley Berens on February 21, 1954, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

He enjoyed being in the woods and hunting.

William was a lifelong member of the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester & Viola Dall; wife, Shirley Dall; two brothers,  Raymond (Joyce) Dall and Robert (Lois) Dall.



Daughter:  Debra (Donald) Oldenburg of Cypress, California

Son:  William (Victoria) Dall Jr. of Friendship, Wisconsin

Son:  Adam (Suzie) Dall of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Nine Grandchildren:  Peter (Wendy), Beth, Andrew (Melyssa), Phillip, Chad (Chad), Tabitha (Al), Spike (Danielle), Adam Jr., and Sarah

Ten Great-Grandchildren:  Charlette, Skyler, Ashlynn, Emersyn, Annabella, Ava, Sean, Matthew, Amber, and Spike Jr.

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  1. David & Jules Dall says:

    Though I didn’t get to see my Uncle Bill as much as I would have liked, it was always a HOOT when I did! His jovial spirit was unlike many. He always carried that twinkle in his eye to the extreme. Oh, he made me laugh. Uncle Bill’s brothers – one of which was my dad, Robert – were kind of soft spoken. Well… Uncle Bill made up for THAT! It was almost like it was his job to get his brothers to lighten up a bit. Maybe it’s the entertainer in me, but I learned from Uncle Bill what it took to get those around him to LAUGH! He’d come up with the damdest things when they were least expected in kind of a backwards, dry way. As a kid, I remember thinkin’, “Oh my GOSH! Did he just say that? Are you allowed to say that?” Ha, ha! He was also the only one I know who could say my name – David – in only one syllable. It was like a burst of positive energy comin’ out of his mouth. I loved that.
    If you believe in a Heaven like I do, you can be sure that Uncle Bill has found the ULTIMATE huntin’ and fishin’ grounds. He’s thrilled to show my Aunt Shirley how easy it is to catch his limit whenever he wants. ( ‘Not so sure she’s that impressed. Ha,ha! She has to keep him ‘grounded’ don’tcha know.)
    Uncle Bill was my last living uncle on THIS planet. Though I’ll miss him as I recollect, I’m happy he gets to experience the wonder of the universe while sitting at God’s table with those he loves so much.

  2. Keith K Klettke says:

    So sorry, I don’t get to see all the Dall family very much, but I think of you guys often. The “Oldman” was like a second father to me growing up. He was kind and always patient, but I guess he had to be with your family (Ha Ha)! I will miss him, and keep thinking of him often.

  3. Mike& alysia phillips says:

    Our uncle Bill was a great guy and he was loved by all . Loved the family around the campfire. We will miss you so much . Now you go meet your beloved wife she is waiting for you at the golden gates to paradise. Love you ..mike say’s goodbye to his hunting buddy.

  4. Gordon Whitemarsh says:

    We are very sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad, he was a great guy & will be missed, that is one great picture! Thoughts and Prayers go out to you & your family.