Precious in the eyes of the Lord is the death of his saints – Psalm 116:15
Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord – 2 Corinthians 5:8
Arlen went home to be with his Lord and Savior the morning of July 2, 2022, at the age of 89. He was born on January 3, 1933, to Gordon and Lucille Jolin. In 1978 at a bible study in the home of Dave Mahler, he put his faith and trust in Jesus Christ. Thus began his life in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as one of God’s “beloved”. He loved the Lord and shared the gospel with many people throughout his life.
Arlen was the loving and devoted husband of almost 67 years to Phyllis (LeGault) Jolin, and a caring dad to Keith (Rachel) Jolin and Tammy (Blain) Stanke. Dad taught us and exemplified the value of family and the love of the Lord to be first and foremost in all our lives. He was a wonderful grandpa to Just (Emily) Jolin, Kyle (Toni) Jolin, Krista (Caleb) Hilbert and a “great” grandpa to Ezra, Jace, Owen, AJ, Ella, Marshall and Sophia. One thing they all knew was that grandpa loved them.
Arlen worked for Wisconsin Public Service at the Weston Power Plant as a control room operator until his retirement. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt. Fishing was definitely his passion. One would always see him trolling for walleye on Squash Lake at all hours of the day and night. He enjoyed both watching and listening to the Badger, Packers, Brewers, and Bucks. He liked spending Friday evenings at Stiehm Stadium watching the Evergreens play football. He made sure he was present to all of the grandkid’s church and school activities and sporting events, cheering them on. In his later time at Renaissance Assisted Living facility he would be regularly seen in the lobby area talking to whoever was there. He was a very likeable person.
Arlen was preceded in death by his parents Gordon and Lucille Jolin, his sister Jolene (Donnie) Engebrecht and many other “in-laws”.
The family would like to express our gratitude to the administration and nurses at Renaissance Assisted Living for making him feel welcomed. You took special care of him. The doctors and nurses at Rennes Rehab for your support, along with the workers at Compassus Hospice Care for helping him during his final week in your care.
Visitation will be held July 19th at Helke Funeral Home (302 Spruce Street Wausau) from 9:00 am to 11:00 am with a service to follow. Pastor Dave Mahler will officiate.
Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great job, the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen
– Jude 1:24&25