Dorothea A. Arenz

May 22, 1908 - June 26, 2006

Dorothea A. Arenz, 98, died Monday, June 26, 2006, at Lakeland Health Care Center in Elkhorn. She was born May 22, 1908, in Melindys Prairie, Eagle, the daughter of Augustus and Lavinda (nee Machold) Gates.

In her early years, Dorothea was employed at the Wauwatosa Children’s Home as a nurse’s aid. She was a member of the North Prairie United Methodist Church, the Methodist Women, Mary Circle, a 75-year member of the Royal Neighbors of America, the North Prairie Garden Club, the Double or Nothing Card Club, the North Prairie Lionesses and the North Prairie Firemen’s Auxiliary. She loved gardening and her flowers.

She married Wesley E. Arenz in Palmyra on Sept. 29, 1928.

She is survived by her son, Dale (Sue) Arenz of Delafield; daughter, Kay (Don) Muehling of St. Charles, Ill.; grandchildren, Debra Muraski of Munising, Mich., Peter (Jodie) Arenz of Oswego, Ill., Sandra (Michael) Imundo of Plain Field, Ind., and William Muehling of Lake in the Hills, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Michelle, Cassandra, Crystal and Brittnay Muraski, Zackary, Benjamin and Emily Arenz, Wesley and Leyra Imundo and Ry Muehling; nieces, Darlene (Jerry) Hunt of Merritt Island, Fla., Sherrell (Phil) Morris of Addison, Mich., and Cynthia (Richard) Olson of Chuluota, Fla.; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley; her parents; her brother, Darrell (Dorina) Gates; brother-in-law, Kenneth Arenz; and sister-in-law, Isabel (Merlin) Pluess.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Friday, June 30, at North Prairie United Methodist Church, 107 N. Main St., North Prairie. The Rev. Bonnie Bell will officiate with burial at North Prairie Cemetery.

Memorials to North Prairie Methodist Church are appreciated.

Mealy’s Funeral Service in Eagle, 594-2442, is serving the family.