In Memory of Arlene Siewelo


10:00 am
Saturday December 28, 2019
St. Mary's Catholic Church - Big River
W10137 570th Avenue
River Falls WI, 54022

Mass of Christian Burial

12:00 pm
Saturday December 28, 2019
St. Mary's Catholic Church - Big River
W10137 570th Avenue
River Falls WI, 54022

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Arlene Laura Siewelo, age 88 of Prescott, WI died on Saturday, December 21, 2019. Arlene was born December 1, 1931 in Hager City, WI to parents George and Clara (Deiss) Armbruster. Arlene was a graduate of Prescott High School. On June 6, 1953 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church – Big River, she was united in marriage to Edward Siewelo. Their union in marriage was blessed with three children, two generations of grandchildren, and over 66 years of love and devotion.

Arlene worked for over thirty years as a Teacher’s Aide with the Ellsworth School District. Outside of work, she enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles, vegetable and flower gardening, as well as embroidery and making blankets. As a parishioner at St. Mary’s Big River, Arlene was active in church groups. She loved music and also sang in the choir, and was well known for her famous red devil’s food cake. Arlene will be missed dearly by her family and friends.

Arlene is survived by her husband of 66 years, Edward; her children, Greg (Kathy) Siewelo of River Falls, Mary (Don) Acker of Bay City, and Chrissy (James) Petersen of Prescott; grandchildren, Kate (Jed) Watters, Kim (David) Olson, Calvin Acker, Jason (Kate) Acker, and Amanda (Eric) Johnson; and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Herbert, Marge, Melva, Verna Mae, and Don.

Mass of Christian Burial for Arlene Siewelo will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, December 28th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church – Big River, W10137 570th Ave, in rural River Falls, WI, with Rev. Fr. Kevin Louis officiating. Visitation will begin at 10:00am at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Mary’s Catholic Church – Big River. Services have been entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of Prescott, WI. 715-262-5404

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  • I just recently discovered that Arlene passed away in December. I worked with her for almost 10 years at the Virginian. She sure was a
    lot of fun and laughs to be around.
    I know she will be deeply missed by all her friends and family.
    Peace and blessings to you.

  • RIP Cousin!

    Praying for Ed and all who mourn. Such a sweet lady Arlene will always be remembered as.

    Always in our hearts,
    The Honl Family

  • George Armbruster was my Grandpa. I am the daughter of Robert and Kathleen Armbruster. So very sorry for your loss. Prayers and god bless.

  • Arlene was the sweetest woman and will be so missed. I still remember her working as a teacher’s aide in my preschool class years ago and will always cherish those memories. Praying for her family.

  • Our sympathy to Ed and his family. Arlene was always smiling, and you new she had love in her heart. Our prayers will be with your family in the days ahead.