Arlene E. Engel
Jan. 14, 1933 — June 11, 2016
On June 11, 2016, Arlene went home to heaven at the age of 83 to celebrate her 61st wedding anniversary with her husband, Theodore Engel, and her father Alfred’s birthday.
Arlene was born on January 14, 1933, and raised in Helenville on a farm. Growing up, Arlene helped on the farm and graduated at Jefferson High School on June 1, 1950. After high school, Arlene went straight into nursing school at Kenosha School for Practical Nurses.
She graduated as a LPN on August 26, 1951. When she was done with nursing school, Arlene started working in Wales taking care of TB patients. Later on, she received a job at Rogers Memorial Hospital, where she worked for more than 36 years. Arlene met her soulmate and love of her life, Theodore “Ted” Engel. A little later on, Arlene and Ted got married on June 11, 1955. They both had many amazing memories consisting of road trips and camping with the kids. Her favorite places to visit were Holy Hill and the House on the Rock.
Arlene retired from Rogers in April 2001.
Arlene was the type of person that believed actions spoke louder than words.
She never forgot where she came from. Family and heritage meant everything to her. She was so proud of her German heritage. She used to recall the women baking every weekend and the kitchen counters being full of bread, doughnuts, a cake or two, and some pie.
Besides talking about the good old days, Arlene very much enjoyed spending time with her children, daughters- in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and other family members and friends.
Arlene is survived by her three children, Jeff (Donna) Engel, Moe (Mary) Engel and Lisa (Mark) Farnsworth; five grandchildren, Jenny (Josh) Loppnow, Matthew Engel, Molly (Ian) Radix, Heather and Kyle Farnsworth; and two great-grandchildren, Anthony and Andrew Loppnow.
She was reunited in eternal life with her husband, Theodore Engel; her mother, Esther Heine (nee Schemm); her father, Alfred Heine; grandson Randy Engel; brother Farrell Heine; sister Lorraine Maasz (nee Heine); niece Lori Johnson (nee Heine); brothers-in-law Leroy Maasz and Oscar Anderson; and many more family and friends.
Arlene’s family wants to give their thanks and gratitude to Watertown Memorial Hospital and Marquardt Manor for providing Arlene with amazing care.
Visitation will be held from 11 AM until the time of funeral service at 2 PM on Friday, June 17, at the Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral Home, 121 S. Cross St., Oconomowoc.
Memorials to Marquardt Manor or the Breast Cancer Research Foundation are appreciated.
Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4459 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.