Arlene Elizabeth Sparby, age 80 of Montello passed away Sunday, December 6, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. Arlene was born in Loganville to Raymond and Elsie (Wright) Soltwedel on November 1, 1940. She was united in marriage to Donald Sparby on February 11, 1966 in Dubuque, Iowa and from that union came three children. Donald preceded Arlene in death on May 30, 2007.
Arlene loved to bake, cook and watch the birds from her window. She was a faithful member of Trinity (Little Mecan) Lutheran Church. She worked for several years as a hairdresser and throughout her life, Arlene’s pride and joy was taking care of her family.
Arlene is survived by her daughter, Roberta (Arnie) Rudi of Viola and daughter-in-law, Bobbe Jo Sparby of Montello as well as her sister, Carol Post of Beloit. She is also survived by other extended family members.
Arlene is preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Jean Sparby, son, David Sparby, grandson, Jack Stalker, sister, Phyllis Cunningham and infant sister, Jean Soltwedel.
A private funeral service for Arlene Sparby will be held at Trinity (Little Mecan) Lutheran Church. Pastor John Bumgardner will officiate and burial will follow in the parish cemetery. If you wish, please donate in Arlene’s memory to Trinity Lutheran Church, N7691 15 th Drive, Neshkoro, WI 54960.
Crawford Funeral and Cremation Service of Montello and Oxford is honored to be serving the family. www.CrawfordFH.com