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Arlene M. Dolgner

Obituary for Arlene M. Dolgner

May 17, 1923 - August 4, 2017
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin | Age 94

Mother, Grandma, Grandmother


Arlene M. (Cahoon) Dolgner, 94, of Beaver Dam, WI passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017 at Continental Manor in Randolph.

Arlene was born on May 17, 1923 in Reedsburg, WI, the daughter of Benson and Mary Elizabeth (Campbell) Cahoon. She was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Robert Earl Dolgner in Dalton, WI, September 5, 1942 at her parent's home.
Both Arlene and Robert came to faith in Christ Jesus as children and as they married, agreed to establish a home that acknowledges Him. Wherever Arlene and Robert lived in their 73 years together, Arlene was the family missionary to children. She sought to teach the neighborhood children about the love of God and the truths taught in the Bible.

In 1954, she became involved in the worldwide organization of Child Evangelism Fellowship™. She has been involved as a training instructor, area director, and as a Good News Club teacher until 2010. Arlene also became involved in teaching and taking part in ladies Bible study classes and has taught them weekly for years.

Arlene is survived by her two children: son, James (Patricia) Dolgner and her daughter, Marilyn (Sidney) McMichael; her brother, Donald Cahoon; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; as well as other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Robert E. Dolgner.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the Randolph Evangelical Free Church in Randolph, WI from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. when her Celebration of Life service will begin. Interment will take place at Marcellon Cemetery in Pardeeville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Child Evangelism Fellowship™ or to Samaritan's Purse.

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