Arlene J. Pechenko, 84

Arlene J. PenchenkoArlene J. Pechenko was born to eternal life on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, age 84, at her home in Grafton. Beloved sister of Audrey Kegel and Craig Krohn. Dear aunt of JoAnn (Ben) Petaschnick and John (Roxy) Kegel. Further survived by other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her much-loved husband Theodore Pechenko, her treasured parents Conrad and Clara, and her dear nieces, Vicki and Christine.

Born in Milwaukee, but a longtime resident of Grafton, Arlene was an avid bird lover, a talented artist and a fan of movies. For several years, she enjoyed singing with the Golden Tones singers who entertained at area nursing homes. She attended St. Francis Borgia Church in Cedarburg. Special thanks to the wonderful volunteers and caregivers who helped Arlene throughout her final years. Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 11 at Church & Chapel Larsen Bros., 1875 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a memorial service at 5 p.m. Private burial at St. Adalbert Cemetery, Milwaukee.

Warm summer sun, shine kindly here; Warm southern wind, blow softly here; Green sod above, lie light, lie light; Good night, dear heart, good night, good night.

–Mark Twain