Obit: Fanning, Arlene Dorothy (1927 - 2015)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Fanning, Ziglinski, Dux, Bartz, Melvin
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/09/2015
Fanning, Arlene Dorothy (15 August 1927 - 18 June 2015)
Arlene Dorothy Bartz Fanning, 87, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, June 18, 2015, at Oregon Manor Care Center, Oregon, WI.
Arlene was born Aug. 15, 1927, to Fred and Alma (Ziglinski) Dux in Neillsville. She married Alvin “Bud” Bartz Christmas Eve 1947. Bud and Arlene spent their first two years of marriage living and working in Milwaukee, sharing a tiny apartment with two other couples. They returned to Neillsville where they lived on the Dux family farm and where Bud owned a milk route. In 1952, their only child, Dale, was born. The family then moved to Janesville in 1955 when Bud accepted a job at General Motors, where he worked until his death in 1977.
She met her second “Bud”, Emmett Fanning, whom she married in 1983. Arlene loved to dance and Bud became her dream partner. She had two very happy years with him until his death in 1985.
Arlene worked as a laboratory aide at Mercy Hospital for nearly 30 years before retiring in 1989.
Surviving is one son, Dale, and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents and one brother, Fredrick.
Funeral services were held June 23, 2015, at 12 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Janesville. Rev. James Melvin officiated. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Janesville.
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