Arlyn Doell, a child of God, was called home to his heavenly Father on Thursday, March 31, 2016, after suffering a stroke on Tuesday afternoon. Arlyn was born in Appleton on February 13, 1953, the son of Arly and Eunice (Weisshahn) Doell. He was a 1972 graduate of Fox Valley Lutheran High School, and for forty-two years was a proud employee of Neenah Paper. He loved his job, and made many dear and lifelong friends there. On January 25, 1992, Ar married Karen Verhagen at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Greenville, and together the couple have shared 24 wonderful years together. Arlyn enjoyed sports of all kinds, especially the Packers, Brewers, and Badgers. He loved hunting and fishing, creating memories at the cabin in Minocqua, and never missed the annual trip to the Doell Deer Camp near Florence, Wisconsin. His children were all active in sports, and he was always involved with coaching them along, from Little League right through softball at Fox Valley Lutheran. Arlyn has many nicknames – he was known as “Ar”, “Arlo”, “Arly”, or sometimes, just plain “Farmer”.
Arlyn is survived by his parents: Arly and Eunice Doell of Greenville; his wife: Karen Doell of Appleton; three children: Adam Doell, Katie (fiancé Ben Nommensen) Doell, and Kelli Doell; two sisters: Joann (Greg) Pichotta of Apple Valley, Minnesota and Diane (Mike) Hablewitz of Hortonville. Karen's parents are Eugene and Rose Verhagen of Appleton, and her siblings are: Mike (Diener) Verhagen of Waukesha, Sandy (Randy) Wisneski of Little Chute, Barb (Carl) Van Gompel of Seymour, Clay (Lindy) Verhagen of Appleton, and Dawn (Jeff) Clark of Appleton. There are also many nieces, nephews, many relatives, and dear friends.
The Christian Funeral Service for Arlyn will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, April 4, 2016 at MOUNT OLIVE EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 930 East Florida Avenue in Appleton, with Rev. Robert Raasch officiating. Interment will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Greenville. Family and friends are invited to gather directly AT THE CHURCH on Sunday from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM, and again on Monday morning from 9:00 AM until the time of the worship service.
For more information or to share a memory of Arlyn, please visit www.wichmannfargo.com.
The family would like to thank the many special angels who cared for Arlyn at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Neenah. Your compassion and love will always be remembered by our grateful family.
Arlyn was a kind and generous man with a huge heart. He always put the needs of others before those of his own, and would do anything for anybody at any time. He will be missed deeply and widely by all who knew and loved him.