Skip to main content

Obituary: Robert E. Dolgner

Nov 18, 2015 07:39AM ● Published by Jim

Robert E. Dolgner

Robert E. Dolgner, 92, of Beaver Dam died on Monday, November 16, 2015 at the Golden Living Center – Continental Manor in Randolph.

Robert was born August 7th, 1923 in Marcellon, WI.  He was the son of Henry W. and Annice (Heath) Dolgner and step mother Mary Dolgner.  He was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Arlene Cahoon at Dalton, WI, September 5, 1942.

Robert served as a radioman aboard the American Legion (APA17) during WWII, as part of the US Navy. He worked as a machinery and auto mechanic until about age 50.

Robert was “born again” (received Jesus Christ as his personal Savior) in 1930, at the Dalton Bible Church.  He was active in church and Sunday School all of his life and has been a member of the Randolph Evangelical Free Church since 1969.

As a result of his getting involved with his wife’s ministry to children, he was asked in 1973 to become the State Director for Child Evangelism Fellowship in WI.  In 1993, at age 70, he retired, but continued active in the ministry with his wife, Arlene.  Teaching children about Jesus’ love, and lessons from the Bible, along with working in the Fair Chapel ministry, were his hobby and work.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Elvin Dolgner and his sister Angie. Survivors include his wife of 73 years, Arlene, two children, his son James (Patricia) Dolgner and his daughter Marilyn (Sidney) McMichael.  There are three grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and further survived by other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held at the Randolph Evangelical Free Church on Friday, November 20, 2015 from 10 a.m. until the time of the Celebration of Life at 11 a.m.   The Rev. John Olson will officiate.  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. 

Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family.  Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com

obituary
  • Tour de Marsh

    10/20/2017
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Community Art Project Exhibit

    10/20/2017
    01:00PM — 04:00PM

    The Community Art Project is intended to raise awareness of the visual arts by reaching out to th...


  • BDACT: Lombardi, the play

    10/20/2017
    07:30PM

    October 11 at 7:30 (Final dress rehearsal and preview night) $5.00 October 13 at 7:30pm Octob...


  • Tour de Marsh

    10/21/2017
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Dementia Care and Concerns Workshop

    10/21/2017
    09:00AM — 11:00AM

    Parish Nurse Coordinator Bob Gionet, RN, and St. Mary’s Health Ministry Board invite you to join ...


  • International Archaeology Day

    10/21/2017
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    Step into an archaeologist’s boots to explore how these professionals piece together history. Dig...


  • Harvest Fest

    10/21/2017
    01:00PM — 04:00PM

    Bring your family and friends to Peace Lutheran's 5th annual Harvest Fest on Saturday, October 21...


  • BDACT: Lombardi, the play

    10/21/2017
    07:30PM

    October 11 at 7:30 (Final dress rehearsal and preview night) $5.00 October 13 at 7:30pm Octob...


  • Tour de Marsh

    10/22/2017
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Community Art Project Exhibit

    10/22/2017
    01:00PM — 04:00PM

    The Community Art Project is intended to raise awareness of the visual arts by reaching out to th...


  • Tour de Marsh

    10/23/2017
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Tour de Marsh

    10/24/2017
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Hospitality Training 101

    10/24/2017
    07:30AM — 09:00AM

    Hospitality Training 101 Send your front line staff, receptionists, sales associates and other...


  • Mom's Unite Evening Meet Up

    10/24/2017
    06:00PM — 07:00PM

    Join us for a Mom's Group! Bring your kids or bring yourself! The choice is yours! Our Mom's g...


  • Tour de Marsh

    10/25/2017
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Mom's Unite Morning Meet Up

    10/25/2017
    08:30AM — 09:30AM

    Join us for a Mom's Group! Bring your kids or bring yourself! The choice is yours! Our Mom's g...


  • Community Art Project Exhibit

    10/25/2017
    01:00PM — 04:00PM

    The Community Art Project is intended to raise awareness of the visual arts by reaching out to th...


  • Downtown Madison Family Halloween

    10/25/2017
    03:00PM — 06:00PM

    Join us for an afternoon of spooky fun at the Museum! Explore our haunted cabin, meet our hodag, ...


  • Tour de Marsh

    10/26/2017
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Mom's Unite Active Play Meet Up

    10/26/2017
    10:30AM — 11:30AM

    Join us for a Mom's Group! Bring your kids or bring yourself! The choice is yours! Our Mom's g...


  • Community Art Project Exhibit

    10/26/2017
    01:00PM — 04:00PM

    The Community Art Project is intended to raise awareness of the visual arts by reaching out to th...


  • A DBDI After-Hours Social and Update will take place on Thursday October 26th from 4:30 - 6:30 at...



High School Sports
Weekly Recipes