Arlene Schmahlenberger

Arlene Schmahlenberger, age 97, of Fennimore, died on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Society in Fennimore. Arlene was born on Nov. 19, 1920 in Walters North Dakota. She married Henry “Cal” Schmahlenberger on Dec. 22, 1940 in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Arlene enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and was always willing to go on a moments notice. In her later years, she worked at the Good Samaritan Society in Fennimore as a housekeeper. Arlene was a loving and caring person who accepted and appreciated people for who they were. Her kind heart will forever be remembered.

Arlene is survived by four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a brother Bob (Francis) Gile of Madison.

Arlene was preceded in death by her husband Cal, daughter Jacqueline Helgeson and a grandson.

In keeping with Arlene’s wishes, no funeral services will be held. Burial of her cremains will be held at a later date in the Prairie Cemetery in Fennimore. The Larson Family Funeral Home of Fennimore is assisting the family.

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