Dale G. Arnoldussen,76, of Kaukauna, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, died unexpectedly peacefully at his home on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Dale was born September 14, 1944 to the late Edward and Lucy Arnoldussen.
He married Mary Shuckart on July 27, 1963. They resided in Kaukauna, where they raised their family of five. While raising their family, Dale worked for over 40 years at Larry’s Piggly Wiggly as produce manager.
In his younger years he enjoyed dancing, bowling, playing cards, playing and coaching softball/baseball.
Dale loved being outdoors. He enjoyed weekends at the cabin with the family and he sure loved a good campfire! He also loved watching his sports on t.v., or you could find him sitting outside watching the people go by and saying hello while listening to his 50/60s music or a brewer game.
Dale enjoyed his time with his fishing buddies, Erv, Dennis, Butch, Keith, John, Ralph, Alan, Bob and his longtime dearest friend, Larry Feldkamp. Oh the fishing stories that were told!
Most of his happiness came from family as nothing was more important. He had an unprecedent love for family and he devoted his time making sure everyone knew their importance and the love he had for them.
Dale was also dedicated to St. Mary’s Church (St. Katherine-Drexel) in many ways. Dale and Mary donated their time running St. Mary’s Church Bingo for almost 30 years. He also enjoyed ushering, communion distributing, maintaining and cleaning the church.
Dale is survived by his loving wife, Mary, of 57 years, his five children, Allen (Chris) Arnoldussen, Brian (Julie) Arnoldussen, Cheryl Gloudemans, Dawn (Cameron) Giese, and Erica (fiancé Brian Miller) Arnoldussen and his eleven grandchildren, Chasidy (Tom) Vosters, Christy (Erik) Weiss, Emily (Carson) Dollins, Alysa Chandler, Amber (Ben) Puls, Matthew Arnoldussen, Amanda (Aaron) Gloudemans, Stephan “Buddy” Giese, Elizabeth Giese, Ashlee (Travis) Lauer, Haylee Hennes, and seven great grandchildren, Luke, Blair, Ben, John, Anthony, Grayson and Brianna. He is also survived by his four siblings, Joe Arnoldussen, Phyllis Van Deraa, Erv Arnoldussen and Sister Mary Arnoldussen; and four sisters-in-law, Patricia Arnoldussen, Juanita DeBruin, Agnes Hietpas, and Peggi Hoehne. Dale was preceded in death by his parents, many brothers, sisters, and in-laws.
Visitation will be held at St. Katherine-Drexel Church, St. Mary site on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 1:00 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in an effort to keep everyone safe, the family requests that everyone please wear a facemask and practice social distancing. Friends and relatives may join a live stream on the Verkuilen-Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home Facebook page beginning at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Loaves and Fishes. Online condolences may be expressed at www.verkuilenfh.com.
The world lost the most amazing man we have ever known. It has been a pleasure and privilege to have you by our side ever day of our lives. How life will go on without we don't know. Your love for us was unsurmountable and the glue that held us all together. We can only hope that each one of us has taken a part of you so that we all together can keep this family that you have so selfless given us, together. We will love you forever and miss you dearly. Love, your truly blessed family!
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