Richard Dolgener

Richard William Dolgener

Saturday, March 25th, 1944 - Thursday, January 9th, 2020
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Richard William Dolgener, 75, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday January 9, 2020. Richard was born in Austin, Texas to Alton and Juanita Dolgener on March 25, 1944. He graduated from Austin McCallum High School in 1962.
Richard served in the US Navy as a Gunner’s Mate on the USS Fox from 1962-1966. During this time, he was awarded the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. After his service in the Navy, Richard attended South Western College before beginning his career with Texas Instruments in Austin when he completed Drafting School in 1968. In 1978, Richard transferred to Temple to help start a new TI facility. After 29 years of dedication and service, Richard retired in 1997. At this time, he and his longtime friend, Sonny Dodson, ventured into the small business world starting a commercial cleaning service. He continued this endeavor for many years when he truly retired for good in 2013.
Always looking to lend a hand and serve his community, Richard was a member of the Temple ISD School Board for many years, participated in the Temple Wildcat Quarterback Club and was an elder at Vista Community Church. During his career at TI, he was very active with the United Way.
Not only did Richard have a successful career, he enjoyed travelling with Sharon and their friends to destinations near and far. Trips to Belize, Mexico, Alaska and yearly vacations to South Padre Island were among his favorites. One of Richard’s greatest qualities was his devotion to his family showing his pride and love by being involved in his children and grandchildren’s lives following them in all their endeavors and supporting their many activities.
Richard is survived by Sharon his loving wife of 25 years, his son Robert, his wife, Missy and their two boys; Riley and Rowdy, his son Russell, his wife Becky and their sons; RJ and Jackson, A daughter Rolanda Turner, her husband, Daren and their three children; Kailee, Kyle, and Kaden and a daughter, Leslie Duncan, his brother, Forrest and his wife, Alice and their two daughters, Jennifer and Amy. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Barbara and his youngest son, Ryan.
A celebration of Richard’s life will be held at 10:00 am on Friday January 17, 2020 at Vista Community Church in Temple, TX. Visitation will be from 6-8 Thursday evening at Hewett-Arney Funeral Home in Temple, TX.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Compassion International, Salvation Army, Samaritans Purse, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, St. Joseph’s Indian School, K-love, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Hewett-Arney Funeral Home
    14 W. Barton Ave
    TEMPLE, TX 76501
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  • Service

    Friday, January 17th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Friday, January 17th, 2020 10:00am
    Vista Community Church
    7051 Stonehollow
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Dick Sweeden

Posted at 06:05pm
Mickey and I always enjoyed seeing the Dolgener family at many school activities in the days of Western Hills. Our condolences to all the family in your loss.
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Mark Jermstad

Posted at 03:49pm
I worked with Richard, Barbara, and Sharon at Texas Instruments. A wonderful man and a wonderful family. A life well lived. The world was a little better place because of Richard. Rest in Peace......………..

Mark Jermstad

Ricky and Nicolette Brenek

Posted at 03:32pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Bob Amerman

Posted at 07:20pm
Sharon, Robert & Russel, my condolences for your loss. The world was made a far better place because of Richard. I was thinking about Richard this past Monday as Monday January 13, 1986 was the day I reported to TI Temple for work. Richard & Barbara were instrumental in making me feel welcomed and helping with the adjustment moving to Temple from Houston. Sharon, I remember the last time I saw you both at S&W, 5-7 years ago. You were still glowing and radiating after all those years. And Richard asking me if I remembered him. Of course I did. How could one not forget the soft, kind voice of the gentle giant. ?

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Love the Boeselt family

Posted at 07:17pm
Sharon and family , we love yall and are praying for yall. Richard was a very special friend to us and our family. We will miss him so much.
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