Arlene A. Knoll, age 83, of Wisconsin Rapids, passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Aspirus Riverview Hospital.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at St. John Lutheran Church in Kellner. Rev. Kevin Ader will officiate. Burial will be at St. John Lutheran Parish Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 19 at Herman-Taylor Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services on Saturday at the church.
Arlene was born in Wisconsin Rapids on May 1, 1935 to Arthur and Agnes (Pribbanow) Saeger. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1953. On August 25, 1956, she was united in marriage to Neil Knoll at St. John Lutheran Church in Kellner. They were blessed with 58 years of marriage and the birth of two children; Jeff and Becky.
Arlene worked at Woolworths in Wisconsin Rapids until her children where born when she devoted her time to being a full time mom and homemaker. As the children grew and started school, Arlene returned to the workplace; working at Hamer’s Bakery for a period before becoming a school bus driver and later an aid at Safe-Way Bus Transit, Inc. She retired from Safe-Way after many years of service.
Arlene was an excellent baker and cook and was known for her homemade mac and cheese, pies, chili and chicken and dumpling soup. You never left Arlene’s house on an empty stomach; even the grand-dogs and cats had to eat and the crows were the grateful recipients of leftovers. She was a gracious hostess and looked forward to the nights when she would have the Bunko club at her home. Arlene’s other interests included playing cards and Yahtzee, going to the casino, and working crossword puzzles. She enjoyed having Kellner’s largest garage sale every year and offering up various treasures to area bargain hunters with her 5 and 10 cent deals.
Arlene is survived by her children: Jeff (Denise) Knoll and Becky Dove (Steve Sheehy), grandchildren: Alex Dove and Brooke Dove (Abe Torres), sisters: Bev Kirst and Sandy Primeau, and sister-in-law, Nancy Saeger, all of Wisconsin Rapids; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Neil, father and mother-in-law: Carl and Elnora Knoll, brother, Duaine Saeger, brothers-in-law: Ronald Primeau, Jere Kirst, Howard Knoll, and Kenneth Knuteson, and sister-in-law, Myrtle Knuteson.
Herman-Taylor Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Knoll family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhome.net.
“The family would like to thank the kind ladies at Atrium for making our mother’s short stay comfortable.”