The Obit For Jerry Dahlke

DAHLKE, Jerome "Joe"

The Panolian

Thursday, September 7, 2006,

BATESVILLE - Jerome "Joe" Dahlke, 77, died Saturday, September 2, 2006, at his home.

Services were Tuesday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Terry Floyd officiated. Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Dahlke, born June 8, 1929, in Westin, Wis., to the late Joseph and Susan Foch Dahlke, was a former Chicago White Sox pitcher. He was inducted into the Central Wisconsin Hall of Fame in 2004. His first major league appearance was in 1956 in Yankee Stadium where he retired in order Mickey Mantle, Bill "Moose" Skowron and Yogi Berra. His career was cut short by an arm injury. He also played AA baseball with the Memphis Chicks.

He was a retired pipefitter for Memphis Light Gas and Water of Memphis.

Survivors include his wife Sue Dahlke of Batesville; two daughters, Kathy Dahlke Casey of Bartlett, Tenn., Perian Dahlke Yeargin of Batesville; three sons, Jerry Dahlke of Cordova, Tenn., Bruce Dahkle of Bartlett, Tenn. and Denver Dahlke of Ft. Worth, Texas; two sisters, Ruth Dahlke Hirsch and Joyce Dahlke Seiwert and two brothers, Harold Dahlke and Harvey Dahlke, all of Wausau, Wis.; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.