Arlette Louise (Thiele) Vander MolenJanuary 24, 1934 ~ September 6, 2017 (age 83)
Arlette L. Vander Molen, age 83, passed away peacefully at home on September 6, 2017 following complications from a long battle with Parkinson’s. She was born on January 24, 1934 on the home farm the eldest daughter of the late Clarence and Margaret (Nehls) Thiele. She was married to Albert Vander Molen, who preceded her in death in 1985.
Arlette was very proud of her career of 42 years at American Family Insurance Co. She started with them the day after she graduated high school and rose to senior management prior to her retirement.
She was active with Lord of Love Lutheran Church in DeForest for many years. In her spare time, she enjoyed bowling and golfing with the gals and was an avid cross stitcher.
She is survived by her son, Craig (Cindy) Vander Molen; sister, Darlene (Russell) Hartmann; grandchildren, Kristen and John Vander Molen; special nephew, Scott (Dawn) Steen; as well as many other nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Albert; sister, Eleanor Steen; and brother, David Thiele.
The family extends their special thanks to the Agrace HospiceCare for their care over the last year.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 11, 2017 at LORD OF LOVE LUTHERAN CHURCH, Lake Road, DeForest, with Rev. Mike Willetz officiating. Visitation will be on Monday at church from 9 a.m. until the time of service. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com.
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