Arlene J. Anson

Arlene J. Anson

Arlene passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Stanford Lodge in Plainwell.

She was born January 3, 1928 in Kalamazoo the daughter of Michael and Grace (Cardd) Karr. Arlene enjoyed fishing, traveling, cooking and helping other people. She was an active member of Cooper Congregational Church where she was part of the Ladies Guild and ARO an outreach ministry group. On October 28, 1950 in Kalamazoo she married Duane Anson who survives.

Also surviving are her children, Brian (Dalene) Anson of Plainwell, Karen (Keith) Holt of Vicksburg and Lori (Chuck) Franko of Kalamazoo; 5 grandchildren, Jodi, Jessica, Cameron, Tyler and Riley; 4 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her 3 brothers, Delbert, Robert and Rudolph Yohnke. Cremation has taken place. Friends may meet with Arleneā€™s family Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. and again Sunday from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. No services are scheduled and a private burial will take place at Cooper Cemetery at a later date.

Contributions in memory of Arlene may be made to the Cooper Congregational Church.

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  1. Lisa Sutton says:

    Brian,Dalene and family, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Losing your mom is never easy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.May she rest in peace.

  2. Don & Sherri Ferguson says:

    Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.


    DUANE you have mny fond memeries. sorry for your loss.

  4. Ray and Sarah Dendel, Elizabeth Newhouse says:

    Our love and prayers are with you. Sorry we aren’t able to be there

  5. .Carol Hiemstra-Paez says:

    Duane, Brian, Karen, and Lori,
    So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person, brightening any room she walked in. She will always be there for you in your heart. Love, Carol Hiemstra-Paez

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