Dolores O. Milke

Dolores O. Milke

MADISON-Dolores O. Milke, age 85, passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014.

She was born in Madison on June 12, 1929, the daughter of Harold and Bernette Olson. Dolores was a 1947 graduate of Madison West High School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1952, with a bachelor of arts degree. She married Arnold E. Milke on Aug. 30, 1947. She was employed by nursing homes in Madison as a Volunteer Coordinator and she enjoyed bringing various groups into the nursing homes to care for or entertain the residents.

Dolores is survived by her husband, Arnold; three children and their spouses, Barbara Peterson (Scott Condie), David (Joan) Milke and Ashley Van Asten; three grandchildren, Julia Peterson, Jeanne (Bart) Vivian and Seth Peterson; three great-grandchildren; and many relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Richard Olson and Ken Olson; sister, Susan Parnell; and granddaughter, Jennifer Peterson.

Funeral services will be held at ROSELAWN MEMORIAL PARK, 401 Femrite Drive, Monona, at 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, July 17, 2014, with Chaplain Byron Bunge presiding. Visitation will be held at the chapel from 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. James School, 1204 St. James Court, Madison, or Alzheimer’s Research, or a charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank the staff of Oakwood Lutheran Hebron Oaks Nursing Home for the loving care given to Dolores over the past five and a half years.

Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive