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Arlene Holzaepfel
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Obituary for Arlene Holzaepfel

Arlene Holzaepfel age 96 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Monday morning June 25, 2018 at the Life Care Center of LaGrange in LaGrange, Indiana.
She was born July 10, 1921 in Howe, Indiana daughter of the late Matthias and Lillian (Shoup) Schemahorn.
Arlene lived most of her life in Sturgis.
On October 25, 1946 she married William John Holzaepfel in Sturgis. He died December 23, 1996.
Arlene retired from the Sturgis Public Schools following 15 years of dedicated employment as a recess aid.
She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Sturgis where she was a member of several circle groups.
She enjoyed knitting, gardening and loved traveling.
Arlene is survived by two daughters: Barbara Holzaepel of Sturgis and Cheryl (Annette Tumolo) Applewood of Oakland, California; three grandchildren: Rachel (Kevin) Wilbourn of Tekonsha and Erin (Brandon Stewart) Ritter of Augusta, and Claire Applewood of Los Angeles, California and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one sister: Gladys Girton and five brothers: Leroy Schemahorn, Dale Schemahorn, Roscoe Schemahorn, Marlo Schemahorn and Clyde Schemahorn.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Friday at the Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331 where funeral services celebrating the life of Arlene Holzaepfel will begin at 1:00 P.M. Friday. The Rev. Jeanne Garza of the First United Methodist of Sturgis will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at the Riverside Cemetery in Howe, Indiana.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Holzaepfel’s memory consider the Animal Rescue Fund.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


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Visitation

Friday

29

Jun

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

114 S. Nottawa Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

Service

Friday

29

Jun

1:00 PM
Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

114 S. Nottawa Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

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