Arlene Carol Walls
Died: September 5, 2021
Our beloved mother, Arlene Carol Walls, 83, of McHenry, passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on September 5, 2021 at
home after losing her battle with cancer. Arlene was born in Chicago, adopted by and the only child of the late Stanley and Bernice (Wolanczyk) Gmiterek. The family moved to Buffalo, NY, and later returned to Chicago. She graduated from Steinmetz High School and later received her cosmetology certificate. Arlene married and raised her family in Elk Grove Village then later in Ingleside. Arlene was a beautician and a full time mom to her four surviving children. She also worked at Outboard Motor Company and Napa Auto in Libertyville. She resided in the McHenry area for the last 30 years.
She loved spending time with her family; boating, snowmobiling, gardening, shopping, country music and dancing. Arlene loved connecting and socializing with everyone she met. She was very warmhearted and fun loving!
A cherished mother, grandmother & great-grandmother she leaves behind four children, Valorie (Domenic) Caprice of Vineland, NJ, Laura Meyer of Elkhorn, WI, Deborah (Joel) Fischer of Spring Grove, Peter Walls of Springfield; six grandchildren Alexa (Dylon) Layton, Joey (Becca) Meyer, Kayla Fischer, Nina Caprice, Ethan Fischer, and Michael Caprice; and her great grand-daughter Hazel Layton-Zicchino.
A Memorial visitation will take place Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 10 until the 11 am Memorial Service at Thompson Funeral Home, 8103 Wilmot Rd, Spring Grove, IL 60081.
Memorial donations to JourneyCare Hospice, 405 Lake Zurich Rd, Barrington, IL, 60010, would be appreciated by the family.
For additional information, please call the funeral home at 815-675-0550.
Due to Covid-19 restriction, everyone attending is required to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing while inside the funeral home.
Published by Northwest Herald from Sep. 16 to Sep. 18, 2021.