Arlene Harriet Hartford

April 26, 1921 - Sept. 25, 2011

Arlene Harriet Hartford, 90, passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at Shorehaven in Oconomowoc. Born April 26, 1921, in Berlin, she was the daughter of Randolph and Edna Mitchell.

On Sept. 17, 1941, Arlene married Harland Harrison Hartford. They moved to Oconomowoc in 1946. Arlene and Harland had a passion for traveling; they visited China, Mexico, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Arlene was a dedicated employee at Brownberry Ovens and Sentry Foods for many years. She was a lifelong member of Good Shepherd Methodist Church and also volunteered at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital. Arlene will be remembered for her sweet demeanor, quick wit, beautiful gardens and love of family and friends.

Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, Harland, and her brother, Clarence Mitchell.

She is survived by her daughters, Lana Faye Hartford (Jim) Jackson of Arlington Heights, Ill., and Cheryl Ann Hartford of Freeport, Ill., and granddaughters, Kelly Piper of Burlington, Lara Jackson of Arlington Heights, Ill., Krista (Greg) Kienitz of Oregon, Wis., and Dr. Kari (Joshua) Cataldo of Verona. Arlene was dearly loved by her great-grandchildren, Ryan, Grace, Alexander, Noah and Kurtis.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. service Thursday, Sept. 29, at Shorehaven Chapel, 1305 W. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc.

Memorials to Shorehaven Health and Rehab Center or Good Shepherd United Methodist Church are appreciated.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4459 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.