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Arletta M. Goldamer

Arletta M. Goldamer Arletta M. Goldamer


Arletta M. Goldamer, age 99, of Abbotsford, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023 at Colby Senior Care under the tender care of St. Croix Hospice. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023 at Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford. Reverend Don Bruce will officiate. Family and friends are welcome 9 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home of Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.

Arletta was born on April 23, 1924 the daughter of Albert and Amanda (Laack) Lindau in the Town of Mayville.

On June 6, 1945, Arletta was united in marriage to Robert Goldamer at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Dorchester. He preceded her in death on Feb. 5, 2019. Arletta taught in one room schools, then continued her education at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, while working and raising her family. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in 1963. Arletta taught various grades in Abbotsford, mainly 5th grade. She was an inspiration to her students refusing to give up on them, no matter the struggle and continuing those relationships far beyond her teaching career. Arletta’s passion in life was being a teacher, she loved all of her students and cherished all of the memories she had during those forty years. She retired in May 1984. Arletta lived a fulfilling life as a wife, mother, grandmother and a friend. She always carried herself with dignity, strength and was full of love. She was strong willed and stubborn at times, but also had an enormous heart, quick wit and wonderful sense of humor. Arlie was a force of life who had a passion for learning with a long and meaningful career as an educator. She had an amazing memory, especially remembering names of anyone who crossed her path and had a gift to tell entertaining stories.

Arlie had a strong faith in God and was a longtime member of Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford, member of the Wisconsin Retired Educator’s Association and a member of the Alpha Psi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International for Women Educators.

Arlie and Bob loved dancing and going to polka dances in the area.

Arletta is survived by her two sons, John of Abbotsford and Steve of Minneapolis, Minn.; five grandchildren, Jeff (Cindy) Bogaard, Julie (Joe) Dietlin, Dana (Jeff) Swanson, Erin (Dan) Davidson and Justin Goldamer; seven great-grandchildren, Allie Case, Emily Bogaard, Jack, Tyler and Lucy Dietlin, Fitzgerald and Minnie Swanson. She is further survived by many relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sue Bogaard; siblings, Lucille, Norman, Eugene; twins, Melvin and Elvin and Vernetta; and three sisters-in-law, Ardyce Cornelius, Audrey Christensen and Elaine Speck.

Memorials are preferred to Christ Lutheran Church. Family and friends may express condolences online at

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