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September 19, 2019

Doris M. Arn

Doris M. Arn, age 80 of New Glarus, passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at Meriter Hospital in Madison. She was born on August 24, 1939 in Gretzenbach, Switzerland, the daughter of Wilhelm and Clare (Graber) Gruetter.

Doris graduated from college with a degree and training to work as an interpreter and translator. In 1961, she emigrated to the U.S. and worked as a waitress and at the drug store in New Glarus. She also taught classes in conversational Swiss that she had developed. In 1967, Doris earned her U.S. Citizenship. On January 19, 1963, she was united in marriage to Richard Arn at the Swiss United Church of Christ in New Glarus. Doris served as the secretary for the Swiss Historical Village for nearly 30 years. She also enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Edelweiss Chalet Country Club.

Doris is survived by her husband, Richard; son, Michael (Ashley) Arn; and grandson, Mason James Arn. She is further survived by her sister-in-law, Ruth Gruetter; and niece, Denise, in Switzerland.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, William in 1990.

Per Doris's request, no services will be held.

The Zentner-Beal Funeral Home of New Glarus is assisting the family.

An online memorial with guestbook is available at


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