Arlene I. Wright, age 83, of Gurnee and formerly of Wonder Lake, died Saturday, February 2, 2013, at Lake Forest Hospital.
She was born in Wisconsin Dells, WI on July 12, 1929, to William Harold and Tillie (Forman) Dunham. Following high school, she began her career at Metropolitan Insurance Company in Madison, WI. Later, she was a secretary for the Seaman’s International Mission Board for many years.
A resident of Gurnee for the past few years, Arlene previously lived in Wonder Lake since 1967. She was a member of the Woodstock Bible Church. Arlene was very active in her church, and enjoyed singing in the choir and teaching the Toddler Sunday School class for 20 years with her husband.
She was also active with the Cherry Valley 4-H Club. Enjoyments included sewing and cooking. She was an industrious homemaker always caring for the needs of her family. A faithful wife, loving mother and grandmother, Arlene’s laugh and friendly attitude will be dearly missed by all her family and friends.
Survivors include five sons and daughters, Jeanne (Joe) O’Boyle of Orland Park, Roger (Betty) Wright of Salem, WI, Lyle (Debbie) Wright of Trevor, WI, Neil (Bonnie) Wright of Gurnee, and Cheryl (Ron) Barta of McHenry; 12 grandchildren, Jeffrey Wright, Nicholas (Tina) Wright, Trevor (Amanda) Rische, Travis Rische, Trent Rische, Amanda (Chris) Reinhard, Megan (Nick) Kucharski, Macie Wright, Monika Sankpal, Neilan Sankpal, Brandon Barta, and Ryan Barta; brothers & sisters, Imogene Julson, Merton Dunham, Clinton Dunham, and Charlene Frank.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Russell on July 31, 2008; a son, Kenneth Wright on July 27, 2001; and a sister, Meralyn Haferman.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050.
Visitation will continue Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service at the funeral home. Interment will be in McHenry County Memorial Park, Woodstock.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, her family suggests memorials to Real Life Ministries USA, Inc., P. O. Box 519, Woodstock, IL 60098 (www.reallifeministriesusa.com), or to Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview, IL 60025 (firstname.lastname@example.org).