Arlene Lewis

Arlene B. Lewis, 84, of Staples died, February 20, 2021, at the Encore of Maplewood Assisted Living in Maplewood.

A graveside service will be led by the family at Woodside Cemetery in Wrightstown, at a later date.

Arlene was born on December 5, 1936 in Staples to Ernest, Sr. and Jane (Olson) Junker.  She married Ronald Stave on December 6, 1954 in Staples. The couple had three daughters and later divorced. Arlene married Glenn Lewis on August 6, 1959 in Sisseton, SD; the couple had two sons. She worked for the Staples-Motley school district as the principal’s administrative assistant for over 20 years until her retirement in 1991. Arlene enjoyed playing cards on her laptop computer, designing and making numerous craft items for Christmas gifts. She was a devout Seventh Day Adventist and walked strongly in her faith. Arlene loved her husband, home, children, grandchildren and great -grandchildren; but loved Jesus the most. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Arlene is survived by four children, Rhonda (Kevin) Olson of Dent, Renee (Thomas) Smith of Maplewood, Rashell Stave-Curtis of Deer Park, WI and Randy Lewis of Karlstad; first husband, Ronald Stave; nine grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glenn; one son, Robin; one granddaughter, Jessica Jacobson; one sister, Virginia Stockwell; one brother, Ernest Junker, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Pamela Lewis and  son-in-law, Robert Curtis.

Cards and condolences can be sent to Shell Stave-Curtis, 1391 County Road A, Deer Park, WI  54007.

Arrangements were by the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Staples. 

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