Stoughton- Arlene E. Bickley, age 92, passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at her home. She was born in McGregor, Iowa on Syttende Mai in 1928, the daughter of Arlie and Iva Mann. Arlene graduated from Stoughton High School. She received her Bachelor’s degree from UW-Platteville and her Master’s degree from UW-Madison. On August 23, 1952 Arlene married Robert W. Bickley. Together they were passionate dairy and crop farmers in the Stoughton area. Arlene was a teacher at Oregon H.S. for 25 years until her retirement in 1978. She was a longtime member of First Lutheran Church. Arlene was a member of the Dane County Humane Society, UW Alumni Association, Retired Teachers, and UW Platteville Alumni. She enjoyed crocheting, birdwatching, and traveling. Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, in 2018. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 PM on Monday, September 21, 2020 at Roselawn Mausoleum, 401 Femrite Drive, Monona, with Rev. Richard Halom officiating. Entombment will follow. Visitation will be held from 12 noon until the time of services Monday. Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church, Dane County Humane Society, or Agrace HospiceCare Inc. A special thank you to the staff of Agrace and Brightstar. Please share your memories of Arlene by posting on her Tribute Wall.
Cress Funeral Service
206 W. Prospect Street, Stoughton
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First Lutheran Church
310 E. Washington Street, Stoughton WI 53589
Dane County Humane Society
5132 Voges Road, Madison WI 53718
Agrace HospiceCare, Inc.
5395 East Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg WI 53711