Arlene Ann (Feser) Michel was born to Anton and Elizabeth (Dresen) Feser near Defiance, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Defiance. She attended country school and graduated from St. Paul High School in Defiance. Arlene married Gary Michel on December 15, 1967, in Omaha, Nebraska. Arlene worked at the Rose Vista Nursing Home in Woodbine, Iowa for 13 years as a head cook.
Arlene was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Woodbine. She enjoyed traveling to many places including: Las Vegas, Colorado, Mt. Rushmore, and Louisiana. She also enjoyed watching the Iowa Hawkeyes and working on latch hook projects. Arlene always had a large garden. Most of all, Arlene loved her family.
Arlene died on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at her home in Woodbine.
Arlene was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, Amy Michel; five brothers, James, John, Norbert, Charles and Kenneth Feser; four sisters, Velma Fuhrman, Virgie Gaeres, Grace Tremel, and Ruth Gross. She is survived by her husband, Gary Michel of Woodbine; four children, Dale Michel and his wife Anita, of Woodbine, Jodi and her husband Robin Volkens of Treynor, Iowa, Gale Michel of Woodbine and Juli Michel and her significant other Gary Coenen of Woodbine, Iowa; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; three sisters, Betty Frazier of Dunlap, Iowa, Maxine Klein of Audubon, Iowa, Marie Pinchot of St. Louis, Missouri; mother-in-law, Beulah Michel of Woodbine; sisters-in-law, Sharon and her husband Reggie Wilson of Woodbine, Carol Points of Dow City, Iowa, Sally Feser of Cherokee, Iowa, Betty Henkelman of Defiance; and many other relatives and friends.