Arlene L. Schwartz, age 94, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Rainbow Hospice in Johnson Creek. She was born in 1922, on the family farm in Fox Lake. She was the daughter of Elmer and Lillian (Schmidt) Lidtke. Arlene was united in marriage to James R. Schwartz on July 7, 1945, in Oakland, California. Together they raised four children.
Arlene graduated from Fox Lake High School and then attended Mayville Normal School. Arlene treasured being a wife, mom, grandmother and great- grandmother. She enjoyed knitting, sewing and playing Euchre with her neighbors. She also loved to bake and cook for her family.
Arlene is survived by her 4 children, Barbara ( Gary) Meier of Waupun, Michael ( Shelley) Schwartz of Johnson Creek, Julie ( Larry) Ties of Galena, Illinois, Mark( Becky) Schwartz of Sun Prairie; 8 grandchildren, Jamie ( Christopher) George, Christopher Meier, Dawn Schwartz, Ken( Laura) Schwartz, Ashley ( Chris) Kaiser, Amanda ( Patrick) Redfearn, Daniel Schwartz, Meagan Miller; and 3 great grandchildren Audrey, Finn and Charlie Schwartz; a sister Betty ( Fred) Zurbuchen. She was preceded in death by her husband, her grandson Adam Ties; her sisters, Marian Gibbs and Marjorie Schmidt and her brother in laws Howard Gibbs and Pat Schmidt.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 232 Windsor St. in Sun Prairie with Pastor Luke Werre officiating. Burial will be held at Sun Prairie Memory Gardens Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 9:30am until the time of service at the church on Saturday.
Memorials may be made to Rainbow Hospice or the charity of your choice in memory of Arlene.
The family would like to thank Charleston House and Rainbow Hospice.
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Cress Funeral Home
1310 Emerald Terrace
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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