Arlene VonOlnhausen, 86

Arlene Beverly VonOlnhausen, age 86, of Sturgis, passed away early Friday morning May 15, 2020 at her home.
She was born November 17, 1933 in Sturgis, daughter of the late Louis D. and Tillie (Plucinski) Murray.
Mrs. VonOlnhausen was a lifelong Sturgis resident. On January 20, 1951 she married Donald D. VonOlnhausen at the Chapel in the Gardens in Angola.
Arlene was a dedicated homemaker, wife and mother.
She was a member of the Five Corners Baptist Church in Wolcottville, Indiana. Following Don’s retirement the couple became involved in arts and crafts travelling throughout the Michigan and Indiana area selling their creations at craft shows. She truly loved arts and crafts and she was gifted in the art of flower arranging. She enjoyed traveling, especially many family vacations to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Another of her enjoyments was writing and had she had several articles published in the Sturgis Journal.
She is survived by one daughter: Dixie (Jimmy) Collins of Sturgis; four grandchildren: Keith (Amy) Ballard and Kevin (Rachel) Ballard both of Kendallville, Ryan VonOlnhausen of Florida and Jamie VonOlnhausen of Sturgis; 13 great grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two sisters: Virginia Rogers and Nancy Worthington both of Sturgis; sisters-in-law: Dorothy Fennell of LaGrange, and Shirley Sturgis of Sturgis; brother-in-law: Roger Sheetz of Sturgis; special friend and caregiver: Jeff Workman of Sturgis and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two sons: James Alan and Douglas Lee VonOlnhausen.
In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. No services are planned at this time.
The Hackman Family Funeral Homes of Sturgis is entrusted with the arrangements.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. VonOlnhausen’s memory consider the Five Corners Baptist Church, 2995 E 600 S, Wolcottville, IN 46795.
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