Arnold Albert Dorn, age 91, went to his heavenly home to be with Jesus his Savior on October 4, 2013 at Clearview Long Term Care and Rehabilitation Center, Juneau, WI.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Pella Lutheran Church, 315 South Madison Street, Waupun, WI, with Rev. Michael Stock officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, October 10 at the church from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.
A Memorial Fund has been established for Pella Lutheran Church.
Arnold was born on October 28, 1921 in Elkhorn, WI, son of Charles and Ada (Gevers) Dorn. He graduated from Elkhorn High School in 1939 where he participated in many activities and sports. He loved football going back to those days, and was always ready to discuss the Green Bay Packers team, even into his final days.
After graduating from high school and trying his hand at various occupations, Arnold eventually took over his father’s dairy farm in rural Elkhorn, WI. On May 29, 1948, Arnold married Beatrice Grundmann, a school teacher, who then helped him run the farm. In 1962, they bought a larger dairy farm near Hartford, WI and managed that farm until he retired. After that, he raised goats and poultry in rural Mayville. In 1998, Arnold and Bea moved to Sulphur Springs, TX, occasionally assisting their sons Carl and Fred with their dairy farm. In 2005, Arnold and Bea moved permanently back to Waupun, WI, where they were members of Pella Lutheran Church. Throughout the years, Arnold was active on the church council at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Hartford, WI; the school board at Herman Grade School, Mayville, WI, the Herman 4-H club, NFO, AAL (Thrivent), and other organizations.
Arnold is survived by five children, Carl (JoAnn) Dorn, Dahlonega, GA; Edna (Robert) Noldan, Randolph, WI; Frederick Dorn, Hartford, WI; Gregory (Lori) Dorn, Madison, WI; Harvey (Kathy) Dorn, Johnson Creek, WI; a sister-in-law, Doris Eistedt, Elkhorn, WI; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Beatrice and daughter, Diane Goeltz. He was also preceded in death by sisters, Joyce Cost and Marion Dorn and grandchild, Scott Dorn.