Sunday, November 9, 2008

Pegged out: Arlene Angelina Houle

From Superior Telegram:

On Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, with loving family at her side, we lost our loving mother, Arlene Houle, after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Ashland on April 13, 1935, to Hilja and John Biolo. She was raised and grew up in Herbster. On June 4, 1953, she married LeRoy Houle in Superior. They spent 32 years together and had 12 children. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially at our yearly summer picnic and Christmas party. She always looked forward to being with her lady friends to play bunko and cribbage. She would even sign-up and play in cribbage tournaments. Win or lose she always had a great time.

She touched many lives and she will be greatly missed, but we can rest assure knowing that she is now one of Gods angels looking down on us.

She is survived by four sons, LeRoy (Betsy) Houle Jr. of Iron River, Louis Houle of Cloquet, Minn., Dennis Houle of Superior and Vincent Houle (Jayme) of Superior; eight daughters, Theresa (Jim) Dalton of Superior, Linda Houle (Don) of Washburn, Angie (John) Rezzler of Ashland, Sandy (Jeff) Rolandson of Superior, Elizabeth Case (Aaron) of Butternut, Dorothy (Troy) Frechette of Superior, Brenda Hartshorn (Keith) of Tomah and Susan Houle (Kevin) of Ashland; five sisters, Astrid (Matt) Shykes, Audrey (Rudy) Kavajecz, Janet (Morgan) Kinney, Deborah (Dick) Nilsen and Adele Hoium; two brothers, Craig (Terri) Polkoski and Dean (Pat) Polkoski; 34 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, LeRoy Houle on Dec. 9, 1986; mother, Hilja Polkoski, father, John Biolo; and brother, Darryl Biolo.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Louis Catholic Church, in Washburn, with Father Michael Haney officiating. Interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery, in Washburn. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Bratley Funeral Home in Washburn with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at the St. Louis Catholic Church in Washburn on Wednesday one hour prior to the service.

Original article here.

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