Arlene was born on June 30, 1931 in Chippewa County, Minnesota, to Henry and Adela Noor. She was the oldest of 15 children living on a farm. She met and married Ervin Leuze in Willmar and they were married May 13, 1947. Arlene and Ervin have seven children; Charles E. Leuze, Steven J. Leuze (Jane), Jeffrey A. Leuze (Jan), Debra D. Tice (Ed), Brenda L. Bremnes, Lucinda K. Schneider (Paul), Holly T. Kluin (Dwayne); 16 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Arlene is survived by 11 siblings, Lucille Priebe, Dorothy Skaalerud, Richard Noor (Kathy), William Noor (Dorothy), Gloria Bridgeland (Leroy), Stanley Noor, Jerry Noor, Kevin Noor (Janice), Phyllis Junker (Bud), Ellsworth Noor (Vicky), Marilyn Leuze. Arlene will be reunited with her parents; and two sisters, Bernice Colvin, Sheryl Klassen; and one brother, Roger Noor; and many more loved ones. She was an amazing cook; dinner was at 5:00 if you were hungry there was always enough for the drop- ins. She grew the most beautiful gardens and loved bingo and casino. She hated the rain. Wished there were four seasons like Minnesota. Her biggest commitment and strength was caring for her husband and providing for her family. She will be greatly missed in our lives. The family would like to thank Marysville Care Center for all the care and love they gave mom over the last 16 months. Services will be held March 11, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Everett, WA.
Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home
804 State Ave
Marysville, WA 982704237
Published in The Herald (Everett) from Mar. 8 to Mar. 9, 2014