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Arlene R. Wiersma


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Arlene R. Wiersma Obituary
Arlene R. Wiersma

Born: January 10, 1933; in Morocco, IN

Died: February 28, 2018; Harvard, IL

Arlene "Susie" R. Wiersma, 85, of Harvard, passed away at the Harvard Care Center on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

She was born January 10, 1933, in Morocco, IN to Lester and Vera (Standish) Waling. Arlene was the owner of Alden Wood n Needle. Arlene was a member of the Alden United Methodist Church, the Alden Community Club, and the Alden UMW. She enjoyed her time being a crafter and seamstress. Arlene married Wilbur T. Wiersma on December 30, 1950, in Alden, IL. He preceded her in death on January 18, 2003.

Survivors include her sister, Marilyn Blank of Davis, IL; and sister-in-law, Martha Schmidt.

She was proceeded in death by her parents; spouse; 2 sisters, Elizabeth Ihrke and Violet June Myers; 3 brothers, John Waling, Morris Waling, and Lester "Tom" Waling Jr.

Thank-you to the Harvard Care Center staff for their loving care of Susie for the past three years and also to Hospice Staff, with a special thanks to nurse Brian.

Visitation will be 10:00 AM Sat., March 3, until the 11:00 AM funeral service at Alden United Methodist Church, 16532 Rt. 173, Harvard, IL 60033. The Rev. Eric Blachford will officiate. Interment will be in Alden Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Alden United Methodist Church.

Family and friends may sign the online guest book at www.saundersmcfarlin.net.

For more information, call Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home at 815-943-5400.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Mar. 2, 2018
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