Robert Dean Dahlstein, 76, of California, MO passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Tipton Oak Manor. He was born on February 5, 1936 in Jefferson City, MO to Henry and Elizabeth (Bonney) Dahlstein, both of whom preceded him in death. He was married on July 7, 1961 in Tipton, MO to Lena Marie Lademann, who preceded him in death in November 2009. Robert worked as a lineman and as a meter reader for Como Electric Company until his retirement. He followed the California High School athletics and bands and attended all the concerts and went on to do the same for MSU in Springfield, MO. He graduated from Clarksburg High School. Robert served in the US Army. He is survived by one daughter, Lisa Kinworthy and husband Scott of Fenton; two brothers, Bill and Richard Dahlstein; two sisters, Ann Freed and Emma O'Bryant; and one grandchild, Rebekah. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Donald Dahlstein. A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services. Inurnment with full military honors was in the Evangelical Cemetery. Officiating was Mr. Jack Bowlin. Memorials are suggested to the Pride Band at Missouri State University c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak California, MO 65018. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, MO.