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Robert Dolato

February 26, 1948 - January 28, 2020

Robert Dolato Robert 'Jim' Dolato Jr.
Robert "Jim" Dolato Jr., 71, of La Crosse died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, at the Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. He was born Feb. 26, 1948, in La Crosse, to Robert and Neva (Oyer) Dolato Sr.
Jim attended Central High School and served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War stationed in Germany. Jim had worked at Norplex for many years. He was a car enthusiast, a year-round fisherman, enjoyed gardening and loved his tomato plants. Jim also had a very unique sense of humor.
He is survived by his wife, Patty; two stepdaughters, Shelly Van Dyck and Carrie (Butch) Zimmerly; three grandchildren, Kayla Van Dyck and Carter and Kyle Cross; three great-grandchildren, Kendahl, Kehlani and Houston Jr.; a sister, Lynda (Brian) Crees; two brothers, Roger Dolato and Daniel Dolato; numerous nieces and nephews; and his furry friend, Abby. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Donna.
Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral & Cremation Services of La Crosse. The Rev. Martin Yeager will officiate. Burial will be at a later date. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the time of services Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Online guestbook is available at
Published on January 30, 2020
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Dan Wellendorf
Feb 03, 2020
Your family have my sympathy. Bob worked for me at Norplex. A great person!
C Cahoon
Feb 01, 2020
Sorry Patty..........dont know what else to say.
Wade and Linda Bentzen
Jan 30, 2020
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing, a special HEY to Roger and Bucky. Thoughts and prayers are with you..R.I.P Jim. He will be missed.