Arlene Luella Goodman

Feb. 7, 1918 - May 23, 2007

Arlene Luella Goodman of Waukesha, formerly of Saginaw, Mich., passed away peacefully at Virginia Health and Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at age 89. She was born Arlene L. Fischer on Feb. 7, 1918, in Frankenmuth, Mich.

Arlene married William Ray Goodman of Fort Worth, Texas, on April 6, 1946. He preceded her in death July 31, 1994. Saginaw was her home for 50 years, where she was a member of Peace Lutheran Church. Arlene moved to Waukesha in 2000 to be closer to her daughter’s family. She was a beautiful and very special mom and grandmother, and will be missed by her loving family.

Arlene will be sadly missed by her daughter, Paula (Rev. James) Bickel of Waukesha, and her grandchildren, Bethany of Portland, Ore., Katie of New Haven, Conn., and Joelle of Waukesha. She is further survived by a sister-in-law, Ruth Fischer of Saginaw; a brother-in-law, J.D. (Lorena) Goodman of Fort Worth; and other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her sister, Gladys Fischer, and her brother, Mervin Fischer.

Visitation will be held from 4:30 p.m. until the 6 p.m. funeral service Thursday, May 24, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Frank Janzow will officiate. A committal service will take place at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, at the Eastlawn Memorial Garden Cemetery Chapel in Saginaw, followed by entombment.

Memorials are appreciated to Heifer Project International (www.heifer.org) or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arlene’s family would like to offer thanks and appreciation for the wonderful care given to Arlene by Virginia Health and Rehabilitation Center staff, the Odyssey Hospice Program staff, and by Dick and Bobbie Bowen, Jeannie, Sharon and all the animals of Sunset View Adult Group Home.

For more information, call Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 542-6609 or visit www.waukeshafuneralhome.com for online obituaries, directions or condolences.