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Arlene Joan Wolf

June 26, 1938 — December 25, 2023

Arlene Joan Wolf, age 85, passed away on Monday, December 25, 2023, at her home in West Branch, MI surrounded by her family. She was born on June 26, 1938, in Detroit, MI, to Lawrence and Lyla (Sawyer) Gill. She lived in West Branch since 1996, formerly of Livonia, MI.

Arlene was a graduate of McKinley High School in Detroit, class of 1956. Early in life, she held various jobs, including working at Honeywell, serving as a nurse aide, dental assistant, and secretary and typist. However, her primary role and passion was being a homemaker and raising her children.

Before starting her family, she enjoyed skiing in Colorado and Boyne with her friends and family. She cherished the time spent on the slopes, surrounded by nature and the thrill of the sport.

Arlene had a warm and caring personality and a great smile! She was known for her love of animals, especially dogs, and had a particular fondness for giraffes. She was actively involved in her community in Livonia as a scout leader and was a member of the Kiwanis in West Branch. Arlene always found joy in volunteering and helping others.

Arlene was a devoted member of Trinity Episcopal Church in West Branch. She actively participated in the church's activities, serving as on the altar guild, and singing in the choir.

Arlene is survived by her loving children: Stacey (Larry) Jasinski of Clarkson, MI, Eric (Julie) Wolf of Pickney, MI, and Alyson (Tony) Wood of West Branch. She was also a proud grandmother to L.J. (Tabitha), Emily, John, Matilda, Luke, Brent, Dominic, Marco, Eric, Jason, and Alesha, as well as great-grandchildren Violet and Daphne. Arlene considered Michael Rappuhn an honorary son.

Arlene was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Gerald "Jerry" Wolf, in 2015.

A visitation for Arlene will be held at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch on Friday, December 29, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Saturday, December 30, 2023, at Trinity Episcopal Church in West Branch at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Rev. Brian Chace will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the Kiwanis of West Branch in Arlene's memory.

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Arlene will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all those whose lives she touched with her kindness and generosity. May her memory be a blessing to all who knew her.

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