Arnold Walter Golemgeski
Oct. 15, 1929 – Nov. 27, 2010
Walter Golemgeski, 81, passed away in his sleep at Angels-Grace Hospice in
Oconomowoc on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010.
Arnold is one of eight children of Charlie and Anna Golemgeski. His
brothers Charles Jr., Roy, Johnny, Elmer, George, James and sister Mae
June are all deceased.
Arnold was drafted into the Army in 1950. He was in the second infantry
division, second brigade E company. He had served as a corporal for the
38th Regular Army. He received many awards and metals. He was offered the
Purple Heart Medal of Honor but turned it down. After the service, on Oct.
10, 1952, he married his sweetheart, Fyrn Cook of Waukesha. After they
married, they bought a home in Hartland, where they raised their six
He worked at Borden’s in Waukesha until the factory closed, and from
there he went to work at Carnation Company in Oconomowoc, where he retired
in 1985. In 1978, Arnold and Fyrn bought a farm in Stone Bank. There he
enjoyed raising chickens, turkeys, guinea hens, horses, lamas, rabbits,
peacocks, cats and dogs on their farm. His favorite was his horse, Pride,
and dogs, Princess and Heide. Both Fyrn and Arnold enjoyed growing a huge
garden with all the vegetables you could imagine. He was a member of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars of Oconomowoc. He enjoyed talking and doing
things at the VFW with his friends. Arnold always kept himself busy. He
enjoyed playing with his grandchildren when they were younger. He would
also sit out on the tree swing and tell them stories. With the boys, he
loved playing cowboys and Indians. Arnold would always have a joke to
tell. He will never be forgotten.
He is survived by his wife, Fyrn; children, Debbie Stuettgen (Al,
deceased), Cheryl Dauphin (Neal), Brad (Sandra), Eric (Barbra), Kim
Winzenried (Jim) and Tammy Kuhl (Russel); and grandchildren, Kelly
Richmond (Andy), Olivia and Elise (Arizona), Nathan and Angie Stuettgen,
Tom, Dave, Gail, Brian and Renee Dauphin, Timothy, Pamela, Thomas and
Curtis Golemgeski, Deric, Tanya and Aaron Golemgeski, Julie Ann Krivitz
(Chris) and Brock, Mike, Mitch and Jenna Kuhl.
Cards may be mailed to Cheryl Dauphin, c/o Arnold, 251 Carlyn Court,
Hartland, WI 53029
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 6 p.m. funeral service
Thursday, Dec. 9, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 W. Bluemound Road
(at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha. The
burial will be held at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in
Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family.
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