Smith, Arlene J.
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Arlene J. Smith, 77 of Owen, passed away peacefully with family by her side at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield on Saturday, May 4, 2013.
Arlene was born on October 4, 1935, the daughter of Edward and Ella (Nelson) Mildbrand in Curtiss, Wisconsin. She married Andrew Smith on July 19, 1952, at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Withee, WI.
She was a member of the church quilting club, donating quilts overseas, was a member of the card club, was a member of the Eastern Star, she enjoyed floral gardening, camping and spending some winter months in Arizona. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her husband Andrew of Owen; sons, Greg (Sheri) of Carbondale, CO; Gary (Sally) of Owen; Ken (Lynn) of Maple Grove, MN; and Mike (Barb) of Marshfield; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brothers, Jim (Sharon) Mildbrand of Greenwood; and Jack Mildbrand of Wausau; and a sister, Marge Witt of Abbotsford.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and sisters, Grace Pribbnow and Judy Howard.
Memorial services will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at noon at the Nazareth Lutheran Church, 1127 N. Division St., Withee, WI. Pastor Bonnie Cain will be officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the church. Burial will take place at a later date.
Cremation Society of Wisconsin is serving the family. Online condolences may be left at www.cremationsociety-wi.com.
Published in the Marshfield News Herald on May 7, 2013