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At 81, American Family worker ready to try retirement

Arleen - retiring at age 81

Many people can’t wait until retirement. They count the days until they can finally ignore their alarm clock and spend their waking hours pursuing personal passions.

It’s the rare individual who sees the traditional retirement years as an opportunity to stay employed, fulfilling their dreams on the job.

Arleen is one of these rare individuals. After 30-plus years of service to the American Family Claims Division, she only recently called it quits. She’s almost 82 years old!

As her supervisor these past few years, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Arleen quite well and saw how work was an extension of her family.

Arleen loved the people with whom she shared her days.  She added richly to their lives, and was quick with a story about her adventures up north or a recap of the latest Packers game.

She never complained about anything.  In fact, a few years back she broke her leg and ankle in a fall.  After taking a few months off to heal, she was back on the job, picking up right where she left off. 

Arleen was also a quick study, never hesitating to learn new technology or take on increasing responsibility.

She’s a wonderful lesson to us all about the importance of staying busy at the things we enjoy, and making a positive impact on those around us.

We wish you a wonderful retirement, Arleen. You’ve earned it many times over.

by Teresa Halvorsen on Fri, Nov 16 2012 2:37 pm
Posted by Teresa Halvorsen on Fri, Nov 16 2012 2:37 pmTeresa Halvorsen is claim support services manager for American Family Insurance.

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JOAN MCCARTHY said on Nov 19, 2012
I HAVE WORKED WITH ARLEEN MANY YEARS IN THE CLAIMS DEPARTMENT. SHE IS ONE OF THE NICEST PEOPLE I HAVE KNOWN AT AMERICAN FAMILY AND I MISS HER DEARLY. HER DEDICATION TO HER JOB WAS A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE TO ALL OF US.

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