Bio: Arneson, Dr. R. E. – Listed in Who's Who in America (1974)


Surnames: Arneson, McGaffee, Ruggles, Jarvis

---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 25 Jul 1974

Dr. R. E. Arneson, local veterinarian (Owen, Clark Co., Wis.), has the honor of being cited in the book, "Men of Achievement, 1974, Volume One, published b Melrose Press, Cambridge, England. It is the companion book to the "World Who's Who of Women." Approximately 6,000 names are all that are included worldwide. Individuals are cited because of their contribution at local, regional, national and international levels, and all walks of life. He is also listed and cited in the Dictionary in England, Volume 10. This is also of International Biography, published a unique record of contemporary achievement. He was listed in the 13th edition of Who's Who in the Midwestern U.S. and Canada, and is again cited in the 14th edition, just released. Dr. and Mrs. Arneson are listed in the 1974 edition of the National Social Directory as one of America's noteworthy and outstanding families. People are recognized here by virtue of their accomplishments, there interests in the arts and sciences, their professional and business interests, and through their charity work and service to their communities and nation, and it is the one recognized nationwide social reference. Dr. Arneson also has the honor of being selected and included in the book "Community Leaders and Noteworthy Americans', n under publication for release in the fall of 1975, in time for the Bicentennial Memorial Ediction of the American Bicentennial. This edition list approximate 6,000 names so honored. Dr. and Mrs. Arneson attended the International Veterinary Symposium in Moscow and Leningrad, U.S.S.R. , in October 1973.

Dr. R. E. "Gene" Arneson was born in Milwaukee April 21, 1927. He was raised by his aunt in rural Cadott. He is the sole survivor of the Harry Arneson family. He married Jeanine Allyee McGaffee of Des Moines, Iowa, who he met while attending Iow State University of Science and Technology, where he received his D.V. M. (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) degree after six years of school, in 1955. They have four children, two boys and two girls, Kris Lee Ruggles, Jeff, Eugene, Allyce Sue, and Gene David.

Dr. Arneson started private practice here in Owen after graduation in 1955. Dr. Jarvis has been in partnership with him dince December 1, 1959. Together they have built and run the Dairyland Animal Clinic. He is a member of the Central Wisconsin Veterinary Association, the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Bovine Practioners. He is Past President of the Central Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Arneson wrote an article on Freemartin in the Bovine," printed in the Iowa State Veterinarian. He has helped perfect a technique for the boopsy of the canine liver. He is a Kiwanian, member of the member of the Meadowview County Club, past Maryo of Owen, having been elected on a write-in campaign in 1965m and re-elected in 1967. He is a member of the Owen Lodge of Free and Accepted Masonry, Past Master of that lodge, a 32nd degree Mason, belonging to the Eau Claire Consistory Valley of Eau Claire, and is a Noble in the Tripoli Shrine Temple of Milwaukee, and thus a Shriner.

His military record includes four years active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps, being discharge honorably with the permanent rank of Sergeant, two years in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserved, and one year training in the United States Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, while attending the university. He is a veteran of World War II.

He is an honorary member of Phi Zeta National Veterinary Society, a member of Gamma Sigma Delta, national agriculture honorary and a member of the International Platform Association.

He attended grade school at Chap Creek School and Danielson School, north of Cadott, and Mound Street Grade School in Milwaukee. He was graduated from Cadott High School in 1945, and was on the honor roll. He had left earlier for the Marine Corps, with sufficient credits to graduate. He graduated from Iowa State University of Science and Tenhnology in 1955 in the top ten percent.

Jeanine was attending ISU, where she met Doc. She was majoring in architectural engineering. She is past president of the Paper Cities Kennel Club of Wausau. She is active in showing her Welch Corgi dogs in the U.S. and Canada. She was featured in an article, "Wisconsin Women", in the Colby newspaper. She is active as a 4-H leader of the local 4-H club, "The Hashknife Outfit."

They are members of Nazareth Lutheran Church, Withee. Politically they are independent. They are at home at 740 East 7th Street, Owen.



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