Philip M. Dahlem, 78, of Cascade, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019 at his home in Cascade.

Friends and relatives of Phil called from 2-8 p.m., Monday, June 17, 2019 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade, where a prayer service was held at 2 p.m. Friends called after 11 a.m. at the funeral home on Tuesday.

Services for Phil were at 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at St. Martin Catholic Church in Cascade, with the Rev. Douglas Loecke officiating and assisting deacon Steve Strang. Placing of the Pall was done by Pam and Chuck Nachtman, Heather and Mike Arnold, Philip and Jill Dahlem Jr. Giftbearers were Noel Arnold, Cole Arnold and Samantha Dahlem. Burial was held in Calvary Cemetery in Cascade, with full military honors afforded by the Cascade American Legion Post #528.

Casketbearers were Philip Dahlem Jr., Chuck Nachtman, Mike Arnold, Brian Nachtman, Brad Nachtman and Billy Neiers.

He was born Dec. 6, 1940, in Cascade, son of Paul and Lorraine (Wiegand) Dahlem. He received his education from St. Mary School in Cascade and graduated from Campion High School in Prairie Du Chien, Wis. He went on to serve in the United States Marines during the Vietnam War. Phil was united in marriage Jan. 6, 1968 to Elizabeth D. Green at St. Mary Catholic Church in Cascade. She preceded him in death Nov. 19, 2000.

Phil owned and operated the Cascade Feed Company for many years. After selling the feed company he worked for CRST as a truck driver for many years until his retirement. He then went to work for the Western Dubuque School District as a bus driver. Phil loved to read and was an avid model car collector.

He was a member of St. Matthias Parish in Cascade and of the Cascade American Legion Post #528.

He is survived by three children, Pam (Chuck) Nachtman, of North English, Heather (Mike) Arnold, of Waukee and Philip (Jill) Dahlem Jr., of Cascade; five grandchildren, Brad and Brian Nachtman, Samantha Dahlem, Noah and Cole Arnold; a sister, Carol A. Neiers, of Cascade; sister-in-law, Carolyn Dahlem, of Hiawatha.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two brothers, Bruce and Mike Dahlem.

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