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Arlene Elizabeth Flegel

Arlene Elizabeth Flegel, age 80 of Ithaca, MI, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, MI.
Funeral Services will be held at Ithaca Church of God in Ithaca, MI on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 11am-12pm, with Pastor Tom Whitsel and Pastor James Conn officiating the service.  Burial will take place after the service at Ithaca Cemetery. Following the burial service the family is asking that friends, family and guests attend lunch at the Ithaca Church of God. Visitation services will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Barden’s Funeral Home in Ithaca MI.   
Arlene was born in Fulton, MI on April 24, 1939 the daughter of Lavina Nelson and Reuben Olson.  She graduated from Fulton High School with the class of 1958.  Arlene Olson married Cleo Flegel on August 15, 1959 at the Fulton Presbyterian Church. Arlene resided all of her life in Ithaca, MI.
Arlene worked for Wolverine Work Wide Shoe Factory in Ithaca for four years prior to starting her family. Arlene firstly enjoyed being a wife and mother.  She also enjoyed going to church, spending time with friends and family, cooking and canning, and spending summers with her children. For over 15 years she also enjoyed having her own daycare and watching as many as 30 different children over those years.  
She is survived by her husband, Cleo Ivan Flegel of Ithaca, MI; son Gerald Flegel and Chrissy Archer of Alma MI; son Ron Flegel and Tina Mancini-Flegel of Baltimore, Maryland; son James Flegel and Lauri Ann Smeltzer Flegel of Dewitt, MI; 6 grandchildren: Matt and Amy (Wheeler) Flegel, Kyle, Nicole, Mitchell, Eric, and Lauren Flegel; 2 great grandchildren; Brayden and Easton Flegel of Shepherd, MI; sisters Eva Cecil of North Star, MI, Dick Olson of Ithaca, MI, Faith and Andy Mikulka of Pompeii, MI; and David Moore of Alma, MI; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Arlene was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Virgil Olson, Perry (Junior)  Moore and grandchildren Michael and Kayla Flegel.
Online condolences can be sent to . The family is being served by Barden’s Funeral Homes, 225 West Center St. Ithaca, MI 48847.  Phone (989) 875-4715


Reader Comments (11)

We are so sorry to hear this sad news. Our hearts are sadden and Arlene will be missed. Our boys had Arlene as their babysitter, and loved her and always was happy to be with her. Prayers being sent.
May 1, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSusie kern
Our deepest condolences to the family. Our hearts hurt for all of you. Arlene's grace and beauty will be remembered in the hearts and minds of all she touched. Much love.
So very sorry to hear about your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and we pray that God will provide strength and peace during this difficult time.
May you fly with the Angel's
Love you so much Aunt Arlene
May 1, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCarla Luscher
Prayers and condolences!
May 1, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCraig Snyder
Peace be with your family. Faith, you took such wonderful care of your sister with great love.
May 1, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterTrina
I am very sorry for your loss and know that your faith will get you through these tough times. But I also can't help but smile remembering all the great times I have had with the family over the years. Rest in peace Ma Flegel.
May 1, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJeff Chaney
Our neighbor since I was 6 yrs old... Alot great memories with her when I was little girl and her family... I giggle when I reminisce back🌺 My thoughts and prayers to Gearld, Ronnie, Jimmy and Cleo and family🙏🤗
Our deepest sympathy. Arlene always was n will be a Lady among us. The heavens are lucky to have her. RIP Arlene Flegel, you raise great children
May 2, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterVielka Kappler
I am deeply sorry for your family’s loss of Arlene. May you find
comfort in your many precious memories and warmth in God’s promise to restore our dear loved ones to perfect life on a paradise earth. (John 5:28,29; Psalm 37:29; Revelation 21:3,4) Until that time, we have the gift of prayer which can provide you with the strength and hope needed to carry you through the difficult days ahead. Best wishes for your family at this time, take care.
May 3, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBabe Quintrall
Ron, sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Having lost my mother back in 2005, I know how it feels. Know that you and your family are in our prayers.
May 3, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJoe Gannon

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