Medical 05

Dorothy May Arevalo

February 11, 1928 ~ November 8, 2021 (age 93)




Dorothy M. Arevalo, age 93, passed on to her final rest with her daughter by her side, on November 8, 2021. Dearest mother was born in Waupaca, WI, to Fred and Sarah Rogers. After graduation from High School, she moved on to receive her RN degree from Deaconess Hospital in Milwaukee WI and met her future spouse, Francisco Arevalo, who was attending the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Dorothy had a long and varied nursing career, working as an industrial nurse, as a home visiting nurse for the Milwaukee County Health Dept, as a private nursing home RN, as an OR nurse at Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee and lastly at UW-Health in Madison as an OR nurse. But the JOY of her life was after retirement dedicating her life of faith in the service of others.

In addition to her children and their families, Dorothy touched many lives with her loving care. Dorothy had a generous heart and was a faithful supporter of many charities and Christian ministries.  This is how we will remember mom: quick with a smile, a prayer and a helping hand! We will also remember her love of solving jigsaw puzzles – picking up one piece at a time and saying, “I wonder where this goes”.

Dorothy is survived by her loving children John (Nancy Waite), Jean (Richard Stransky) and Frank (Julia Bernuy) along with seven wonderful, faith filled grandchildren-Ruth, Ellyn, Joseph, Meredith (John’s),  Andrea, Aaron (Jean’s) and Nathan (Frank’s). Over the years now there are six great grandchildren who brought her much joy.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Alvin Rogers, Marian Rasmussen, and Shirley Sawyer.

Dorothy’s family would like to thank Agrace Hospice and Our House, Reedsburg, for their loving care in Mom’s last years of life.

Her funeral will be held at 2:00 P.M on Monday, November 22, 2021 at the Reedsburg United Methodist Church. Visitation be held on Monday from 1:00 P.M. until the time of the service at 2:00 P.M at the church.

Donation Options include:

Agrace Foundation  (hospice care)

5395 E. Cheryl Parkway

Madison, WI 53711

Donation Website:


Our House Senior Living – Reedsburg  (assisted Living home)

Keystone Reedsburg, LLC

3965 Airport Drive

Indianapolis, IN 46254

Website:  (donations should be by check with a reference to Our House – Reedsburg)


Christian Aid Mission  (missionary support)

P.O. Box 9037

Charlottesville, VA 22906

Donation Website:

     GiftCode: 235ROS B25   Description:  Jean Pierre Coba Espinoza

     Donor ID:  310411


Feed The Children  (food for needy children)

333 N. Meridian

Oklahoma City, OK 73107

Donation Website:


Fisher House Foundation   (helping military families while a service member is hospitalized)

12300 Twinbrook Pkwy, Suite 410

Rockville, MD  20852

Donation Website:

To send flowers to Dorothy's family, please visit our floral store.


November 22, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Reedsburg United Methodist Church

Funeral Service
November 22, 2021

2:00 PM
Reedsburg United Methodist Church

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