Robert Lee Dahl, 83, of Gruver, passed away at home on February 14, 2021. Visitation will be Friday, February 19,2021 at Henson-Novak Funeral Home in Guymon, Oklahoma from 1:00 P..M.to 8:00 P.M. Graveside service will be held 10:00 A.M. Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Gruver Cemetery with Steve Chappell, pastor of Gruver United Methodist Church officiating.
Robert was born on the family farm northwest of Gruver to Oscar and Esther Dahl on December 21, 1937. He attended Gruver Schools where he was active in FFA and sports. He was a member of the Gruver United Methodist Church. After high school, he entered the US Air Force where he trained and served as a radar operator. His duty was tracking all air traffic and weather as well as training officers for aircraft intercepts. He was stationed in Fordland, Missouri outside of Springfield. He was a member of the Fordland Base basketball teams. He married Suellen Hawkins June 9, 1957. After his discharge, Robert and Suellen returned home to Gruver where they raised their family on the family farm and ranch. While farming and ranching, he was involved in the American Shorthorn Association where he received “Builder of the Breed” award in 1982. In 2013, Robert and Suellen travelled to Austin to accept a “Designated Texas Family Land Heritage Property” award for the farm in Gruver being in the family for over 100 years. In 2015, the Tri State Fair Shorthorn Show in Amarillo was dedicated to Robert. For over 20 years, he refereed local high school football and basketball games, and also drove bus for Gruver ISD for many years. He was very active in the community and church.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Esther Dahl and a sister, Louella Andrews. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Suellen, of the home; son, Wade Dahl and wife Angie of Wimberley, Texas; daughter, Brenda Hopkins and husband Bud of Gruver, Tx.; son, Scot Dahl and wife Ginger of Talcott, WV; sister, Mavis Floyd of Gruver; and a brother Loren Dahl and wife Evelyn of Amarillo, Tx.
Grandchildren include Jennifer (Dahl) Zinkgraf and husband Bill of Wimberley, Tx and their children Ava, Bella, and Rosie; Julie (Dahl) Arcos and husband John of Kingsbury, Tx and their children Easton and Ellie; Jantsen Dahl of Wimberley, Tx; Hunter Hopkins and wife Jacey of Wellington, Tx.; Caleb Dahl; Tiffany York; and Sara, Hannah, Elisha, Gabriel, and Grace Evans.
Pallbearers include Steve Bevill, Arnie Stork, Kevin Allaway, Marco Ayala, Hunter Hopkins, Randy Andrews, Kevin Hart, and JP TeBeest.
Honorary pallbearers are Donnie TeBeest, Ronnie TeBeest, Gary Moen, Kenny Andrews, Russell Dahl, and Clyde Fischer and the many Shorthorn Breeder friends he had.
The family would like to give a very special thanks for the caregiving that Patricia Gonzalez offered. She is an angel. God Bless Her! Thank you also to Home Healthcare, Open Heart Hospice (Angela), the doctors, and nurses. Gayla, you were GREAT!
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Robert’s name may be given to the Gruver FFA , Gruver United Methodist Church, or Gruver Cemetery Association.
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