Arnold Walter Golemgeski

Oct. 15, 1929 – Nov. 27, 2010

Arnold Walter Golemgeski, 81, passed away in his sleep at AngelsGrace 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 had received many awards and metals. He was offered the Purple Heart Medal of Honor but had 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 children.

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 today, Dec. 9, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 W. Bluemouund 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 Union Grove.

Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.