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Arlyn J. Heath

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Arlyn J. Heath, 80, of Bancroft, passed away early Sunday morning, April 15, 2012, at Portage County Health Care Center, Stevens Point.

Born in Milwaukee June 12, 1931, Arlyn was the son of Fred and Helen (Stevenson) Heath. He married Marie Hotchkiss Jan. 22, 1955, in Plainfield Baptist Church. She preceded him in death June 2, 2011.

Arlyn proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. After his service, he was a mill worker for most of his life. Arlyn and his wife, Marie, enjoyed traveling across country to find antiques, especially fruit jars that he would add to his collection. He also enjoyed hunting, taking care of his horses and bird watching. His caring, generous heart and sense of humor will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

He is survived by four sons, Bradley (Becky) Heath, Plainfield, Bruce (Barb) Heath, Wisconsin Rapids, Robert (Linda) Heath, Wisconsin Rapids, and Steve (fiancée, Michelle Hansen) Heath, Hancock; five grandchildren, Brad Gonzales, Bruce Heath, Travis Heath, Shannon Heath and Mason Heath. He is further survived by one sister, Audrey Lenz, Milwaukee; one brother-in-law, Leroy (Kathy) Hotchkiss, Bancroft; two sisters-in-law, Carol Clendenning, North Freedom, and Janice Hotchkiss, Bancroft; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one son, Bryan Lee; and one nephew, Patrick Lee Hotchkiss.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Leikness & Stahl Funeral Home, Plainfield; with Pastor Jeffrey Silha officiating. He will be laid to rest with full military honors in Pine Grove Cemetery.

A time of visitation will be held 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Leikness & Stahl Funeral Home, 913 W. North St., Plainfield


In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.


Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Apr. 17, 2012
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