Arlene Ender, 96, of Galien died peacefully Friday, April 30, 2021 in the comfort of her family’s presence.
Her life began December 8, 1924 in Weesaw Township, the second of six children born to Floyd and Emma (Krieger) Miller. She married Raymond Ender October 7, 1944 in Galien, Michigan. He preceded her in death in May of 1988.
Arlene cherished her family and would always keep the family together. She insured that her family spent Thanksgiving and Christmas together at her parent’s house every year. When her parents passed, Thanksgiving and Christmas were held in her home, to ensure that she still brought her family together. She enjoyed baking and made wedding and birthday cakes, mostly for her family. She enjoyed being outdoors, taking care of her flowers and garden. She would often farm, cut wood, handpicked corn, and mowed the lawn with and for her family. Arlene was a member of Community of Christ Church in Galien for over sixty years. She often volunteered at her church, school activities, booster clubs, Galien Historical Society. Arlene assisted with the addition of a Community Room to the church. She wasn’t afraid to get her hands dirty to help with the build. She would knit but was especially a skilled at crochet. She was a proud Den Mother of her son’s Scout Troop.
She will be greatly missed by family and friends. She is survived by one son, Allen (Jill) Ender of Galien; grandchildren, Tina (Tim Williams) Wismer of Monticello, Illinois, Thomas Wismer of Benton Harbor, Michael Ender of Galien, Erick (Traci) Ender of Hudsonville, Todd Ender, Sr. of Manistee, Karen Latus of Tennessee; great grandchildren, Derek Wismer, Kylie, Cassie, Eliana, Evan, Todd, Jr., Tiffany, Jack, Ashley, Anne, Carole, Greg; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her daughter Sharon Wismer, and her siblings, Dean, Dale, Zane, Emma Louise, and Harold Leon.
Family and friends will gather from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 2021 in Pobocik Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 106 Ash Street East, Three Oaks. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 7, 2021 in the funeral home.
Arlene will be laid to rest with her husband of forty-five years in Galien Township Cemetery.
The family prefers contributions in Arlene’s memory be made to Community of Christ Church – Galien, 110 South Cleveland Avenue, Galien, Michigan 49113 or to Outreach International, 112 West 18th Street, Kansas City, Missouri, 64108 or at https://outreach-international.org.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Pobocik Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Three Oaks. Please share a memory or a message online: wagnercares.com.
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