Wilbur Francis Dorweiler, age 90 of Arlington died Friday, April 14, 2023 at the Ridgeview Medical Center – Arlington Campus. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 21st at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Arlington. Visitation will be 5-7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 20th at the Kolden Funeral Home in Arlington. Visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m. until Mass time Friday at the church. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.
Wilbur was born on July 29, 1932 in West Bend, Iowa to Rudolph, Sr. and Frances (Fehring) Dorweiler. He farmed during the earlier years of his life and in 1964 moved to Arlington where he was employed at Farm Hand in Green Isle as a machinist until the closing of that business. He finished his working career as a custodian at Sibley East Schools.
Wilbur served his country during the Korean Era in the US Air Force from 1952-1956, stationed in Guam, France and Idaho. On February 16, 1985 he married Madonna Scully at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Arlington. Madonna passed away on October 22, 2017 after 32 years of marriage. Wilbur remained in his home in Arlington and enjoyed being an avid fisherman. He was an advanced woodworking craftsman, making different pieces of furniture and gadgets for his relatives and friends. He enjoyed rose gardening and took good care of his flower gardens. As health declined and he needed additional help, he took up residency at Bayside Manor Assisted Living in Gaylord in September 2022.
Wilbur was a Fourth Degree member and a former Grand Knight of the local St. Arthur's Council of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the Arlington Golden Age Club. Wilbur was always ready for a game of cards!
Wilbur is survived by his stepdaughter; Margaret Scully, brothers; Edmund (Kathy), Albert (Karen), Ralph, and Robert (Betty) Dorweiler, sister-in-law; Joanne Dorweiler, brother-in-law; Leon Hendrycks, and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Wilbur is preceded in death by his parents, wife; Madonna, siblings; Bernard, Lois (Ed) Johnson, Jane (Bob) Bastel, Donald (Joanie), Rudy Jr. (Terri), Clarence, and Alyce Hendrycks.
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