Obit: Haigh, Arlene G. #2 (1929 - 2013)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Haigh, Polzin, Gregory, Nemitz, Kinnick, Buchanan, Wirkuty, Wiersum, Mycon, Schutte, Polzin, Biebert

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/30/2013

Haigh, Arlene Grace (31 July 1929 - 25 January 2013)

Arlene G. Haigh, 82, of Neillsville died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at the Clark County Health Care Center in Owen.

Arlene Grace Gregory was born July 31, 1929, in Racine, the daughter of Franklin and Martha (Polzin) Gregory. She attended school in Racine, worked at Western Printing while in high school and graduated with honors from the Washington Park High School. She was united in marriage to Carl A. Nemitz Oct.16, 1948, in Neillsville at the parsonage of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. They farmed on the family farm on Maple Road in the Town of Pine Valley. They had two children, Carl F. and Valerie A. Arlene’s husband, Carl A. died in March of 1977, and in 1979, her son Carl, purchased the farm. After her husband’s death, Arlene went to work at the Ben Franklin Store in Neillsville. She was united in marriage to Owen C. Haigh July 16, 1982, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville. Owen died in April of 2010.

She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville. She was a member, past president and held various offices in the Haugen-Richmond American Legion Auxiliary Post #73 in Neillsville. Arlene enjoyed traveling and had been to all 48 continental states. She also enjoyed watching movies and crocheting items for her family and friends.

She is survived by her son, Carl F. (Barbara M.) Nemitz of Neillsville; daughter, Valerie A. (Warren W. Kinnick) of Neillsville; stepson, Clark Haigh, Largo, FL; grandchildren, Carl (Heather) Nemitz of Ringle, Melissa Buchanan of Spencer, Warren Wyatt Kinnick of Chili, Warren Shane-Ellery Kinnick of Edgerton; great-grandchildren, Carter, Ally and Brayson Nemitz, Elexis Buchanan, Vanessa and Ethan Kinnick; three sisters, Gloria (Lee) Wirkuty of Neillsville, Pearl (Roger) Wiersum of Racine, and May Mycon of Racine; and a brother, Milton (Joan) Gregory of Racine.

Arlene was preceded in death by her two husbands, Carl F. Nemitz and Owen C. Haigh; three siblings, Myra, Helen and Franklin; and a step-daughter-in-law, Patty Haigh.

Funeral services for Arlene were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville. Visitation was from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville, with a 7:30 p.m. Legion Auxiliary Service, and also one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church. Pastor Timothy Biebert officiated. Music was provided by Sharon Nemitz, organist, and St. John’s Children’s Choir. Interment was in the Columbia Cemetery in the Town of Hewett.

Casket bearers were Carl Ryan Nemitz, Wyatt Kinnick, Shane Kinnick, Ethan Kinnick, Rory Schuette and Roger Polzin.

Online condolences may be made at  The Gesche Funeral Home assisted Arlene’s family with funeral arrangements.



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