Arlene A. Sperling, age 84, formerly of Withee, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Country Terrace Assisted Living in Abbotsford under the tender care of hospice. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2017 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen. Rev. Brian Campbell will officiate. Interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery, town of Hixon. Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the funeral home.
Arlene was born December 22, 1932, the daughter of Carl and Meta Mae (Steen) Mueller in Medford. Arlene was united in marriage to Ronald Sperling on April 22, 1967 in Withee. He preceded her in death on October 18, 2012.
Arlene worked as a cook for the 11th Frame and the Lunchbox Café. She enjoyed playing pool, drinking Bud Light, watching the Packers, camping and spending time at the lake. Most importantly, Arlene cherished her family.
Arlene is lovingly survived by her daughters: Denise (Paul) Todd of Withee, Darla Schrock of Loyal, and Cindy Gruhlke of Loyal; her grandchildren: Tasha L, Jesse Knoll of Withee, Jakota Todd of Withee, Kimberly (Jamie) Marten of Dorchester, Ryan Schrock of Milwaukee, Christopher Schrock of MN, Shania Schrock of Loyal, Allen Gruhlke of Loyal, Jonathon (Laneah) Gruhlke of Loyal, and Brett Gruhlke of Loyal; her great grandchildren: Shawn Schrock, Kylia Nordlof, Haylee Marten, Brianna Marten, Bryher Churkey, Mackenzie Marten, and Damion Gruhlke. She is further survived by her sisters, Shelby Jean (Ed) Seis and Barb (Jerry) Lukes; two brothers, Ronnie (Jan) Mueller and Dennis Mueller; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Arlene is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ronald; her sister Sharon and brothers, Dick, Harry, Alvin and Jerry.