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Arlene J. Loeffel

June 30, 1931 — February 20, 2023

Wausau

Due to Inclement weather, services for Arlene have been changed to Tuesday, February 28, 2023. St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church. Visitation 9:30AM-11:00AM-Service 11:00AM. Lunch to follow. Our apologizes for any inconvenience.

Arlene Loeffel, age 91 of Wausau, was called to her heavenly home after a brief illness, on Monday, February 20. Arlene was born June 30, 1931 in Wausau, to the late Michael and Lena (Schwittay) Kolpitcke. She was a graduate of Wausau High School. On August 23, 1952, Arlene married Eugene (Gene) Loeffel at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, and together they were blessed with their only child, Clark. 

In her earlier years, she held various secretarial jobs at the Wausau Theater, Marathon Electric, and Memorial Hospital. However, she found her true passion when she began her career in the Wausau School District, both at G.D. Jones Elementary and through her tenure at John Marshall Elementary. She retired from John Marshall in May 1995. In fact, she was honored to be interviewed for their 100th anniversary shortly before her passing. 

Arlene had a big heart for serving others. She was a member of the Christian's Women's Club, taught Sunday School at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, volunteered at the hospital, and worked the election polls with Gene. 

Much of Arlene's time outside of work and volunteering included camping with good friends, playing hymns on her piano, enjoying visits with her pool pals, celebrating with friends during their ladies luncheons, and cherishing her outings and daily phone calls with her sister, Delores. She especially treasured time with her family, and was always sharing proud moments of her son, Clark, daughter-in-law, Ann, "favorite" granddaughter, Gina, and her grandson-in-law, Ritik. 

She will be dearly missed by her son, Clark (Ann) Loeffel of Weston, granddaughter, Gina (Ritik) Singh of Moorseville, NC, and sister, Delores Sherbert of Wausau. She was preceded in death by her husband Gene, sister, Beatrice Duranceau and five brothers, Harry, Melvin, David, Ervin, and Donald. 

Memorial services will be held Monday, February 27, 2023, 11 a.m. at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, 512 McClellan St., Wausau. Pastor Karoline Schwantes will officiate. Visitation will be Monday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. 

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Monday, February 27, 2023

9:30 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Saint Stephen Lutheran Church

512 McClellan St, Wausau, WI 54403

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Monday, February 27, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Saint Stephen Lutheran Church

512 McClellan St, Wausau, WI 54403

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