Arlene D. Geraets, 91Arlene D. Geraets, age 91, of Elmwood, died Saturday, Oct. 13, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Menomonie.
Arlene D. Geraets, age 91, of Elmwood, died Saturday, Oct. 13, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Menomonie.
Arlene was born Feb. 18, 1921, in the Township of Gilman, Pierce County. She was the daughter of Hans and Thora (Formoe) Moen and grew up in the Gilman Township on the family farm. Arlene married Joseph Geraets on Oct. 26, 1946. After marriage, they farmed in the Rock Elm Township, rural Elmwood, for many years. In 1986, Arlene and Joe retired from farming and moved to Elmwood. In July of 2008, they were the first residents to move into the Welcome Home Assisted Living Center in Elmwood.
Arlene is survived by three sons, Steve (Virginia), Douglas (Jayne), and Mark, all of Elmwood; a daughter, Yvonne (Dick) Gudim of Bloomington, Minn.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn Nelson of Woodville, June (Dennis) Fritz of Spring Valley; many nieces, nephew, and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Joseph in 2010; two brothers, Herbert and Cyrus Moen; two sisters, Phyllis Lecheler and Mary Ellen Busse.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood, with Rev. Kevin Louis officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood and 1 hour prior to services at the church on Friday.
Online condolences may be made at www.rhielfuneralhome.com. Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Elmwood is serving the family.
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