Arlene Marie Phalin, Evansville, WI (1929-2014)

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Friday, February 14, 2014

September 9, 1929 - February 12, 2014

Arlene Marie Phalin, age 84, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at home with her family by her side. Arlene was born on Sept. 9, 1929, to Maymee and Tilman (Drake) Mickelson in Vernon County, WI. She married Joseph Phalin on April 7, 1947. Together they raised seven children. Arlene worked at the Wisconsin School for the Visually Handicapped for many years as a house mother.

Arlene is survived by her husband of 66 years, Joseph; and her seven children: Robert (Barb Tellefson) Phalin of Busseyville, Karen Platson of Lafarge, Larry (Paula) Phalin of Monticello, Rosemary Ruppe of Janesville, Douglas (Laurie) Phalin of Ocala, FL, Roger Phalin of Evansville, Loren Phalin of Edgerton; eighteen grandchildren: Robby, Jason, Scott, Abby, Jessica, Clint, Luke, Matthew, Machelle, Amy, Marc, Samantha, Thomas, Kelsie, Mallorie, Kyle, Brittney, and Hillary; nineteen great-grandchildren: Jesse, Dakota, McKenna, Ashley, Riley Lou, Dylan, Aydin, Jaxon, Braxton, Addison, Jordon, Devon, Reece, Callie, Brooklyn, Bryden, Jace, Nick and Emma; four sisters: Gladys Johnson, Margret Peterson, Louise Williger, Helen Allen; three brothers: Alvin Mickelson, David Mickelson and Paul Mickelson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Maymee and Tilman; brothers, Kenneth Mickelson and Thomas Mickelson; brothers-in-law, Albert Williger and Erland Johnson.

Our mother's kindness and gentle heart will be missed by everyone who knew her.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday Feb. 17, 2014, at the WARD-HURTLEY FUNERAL HOME, Evansville, with Reverend Matthew Poock of St. John's Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery, Center Township. A visitation will be held from 2 until 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, and from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Monday at the FUNERAL HOME.

Condolences may be expressed at Wardhurtley.com


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