Arline G. Lubner, 86

Arline G. Lubner of Cedarburg went to her heavenly home on Friday,  
Nov. 25, 2011.  She passed away surrounded by her loving family at  
Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee in Mequon at the age of 86.
Arline was born in Mequon on Feb. 28, 1925, the daughter of William  
Koehler and Florence Gruenewald Koehler. Arline was an avid baseball  
player, and played baseball after high school for the Coffee Pot  
Kids. She was later inducted into the Women’s American Baseball  
League.  Arline and her first husband, Fritz Scherf, owned and  
operated a pet store in downtown Cedarburg. The shop held many  
interesting animals, including a monkey named Clarabelle. The shop  
drew many children who came mostly to visit the animals and Arline.  
She loved the children!

Starting in 1963, Arline enjoyed breeding dogs, mostly schnauzers and  
poodles. After closing the pet store, she opened a dog grooming  
business in Cedarburg called Styling By Arline, which she ran for  
over 30 years.  On Nov. 6, 1981, she married Alfred "Buddy" Lubner.  
After she retired, she and Buddy enjoyed dancing and going on camping  
excursions in their Hi-Lo camper. They traveled throughout the  
Midwest with their dog, "Tiki," meeting their friends from the "Hi- 
Way Loafers" and the "Hi-Lo Friends."

Arline was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Cedarburg, the  
Cedarburg American Legion Auxiliary Post 288 and the Red Hat Society.
She is survived by her husband, Alfred of Cedarburg; son, James (Pat  
Buhrow) of Cedarburg; her daughter, Donna Hertzburg of Hawaii; and  
step-children, Thomas (Kathy) Lubner of Grafton and Kathy (Troy  
Stuart) Lubner of Waubeka. She is further survived by eight  
grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other  
relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Harold Koehler, Mike (the  
late Adeline) Koehler, Al Koehler and Fritz (the late Ruthie)  
Koehler; and her sister, Ruby (the late Carl) Wilhelme.
Memorial services for Arline will be held on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at  
6 p.m. at the Eernisse Funeral Home, 1167 Washington Ave. in  
Cedarburg. Pastor John Norquist of Faith Lutheran Church will  
officiate. A time of Gathering will be held on Friday, Dec. 2, at the  
funeral home from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Arthritis  
Foundation or the Cedarburg American Legion Auxiliary Post 288.
The Eernisse Funeral Home, Cedarburg is assisting the family. Online  
condolences may be left at  www.eernissefuneralhome.com.