James Robert Dahlke, age 32, of Omaha, NE, formerly of Ripon, passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 4, 2017 in Omaha, NE.

He was born September 5, 1984 in Ripon, WI.

James served in the United States Air Force for 6 years, in the 440th Airlift Wing out of Milwaukee, Wi. He loved his Dallas Cowboys football team, playing darts, fishing and other hobbies. James worked for the 3E Company in Omaha as a lead person.

Survivors include his mother, Evonne (David C.) Shurpit of Princeton; son, Tanner James Dahlke; his Special Love, Jill Luschen; Grandmother Cordellia Davis; Grandpa Ervin Shurpit; aunt, Patricia Stickles and Betty (Scott) Baxter, Michele Lamb, Bonnie Onsgaard; uncle Mike (Jo) Meeker, Allen (Cheryl) Reilly, Anton “Tony” (Scott) Reilly, Kenneth Reilly, and Kevin Reilly, Peter Tillema; step-uncles, Dennis, Gary, James, and Ervin Jr. Shurpit; step aunts, Carol Guderjahn, Sherry Fischer, Donna Hoeffler, Julie Seigle, and Tammy Hable; Very special friend, Haley Schakrow who was always there for him; special friends, Paul Arnold and Nick Hoak; his two dogs, Rourke and Boghardt. James is survived by many cousins and friends.

James was preceded in death by his father, James Anton Dahlke; a brother Dennis Roeman Rahn; Grandma Nancy Shurpit and Tracy Shurpit.

A memorial service will be held in his home town of Ripon and one was held in Omaha, NE, for his friends and family there. James will truly be missed. We all love you dearly.