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Arlene M. Dresel

July 1, 1929 ~ June 9, 2020 (age 90)


Arlene M. Dresel, 90, of Chippewa Falls, died Tuesday June 9th, 2020 in Chippewa Falls, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Arlene was born on July 1st, 1929 in Chippewa Falls, the daughter of Henry and Bertha (Baier) Hartman.  Arlene grew up in Anson Township.  She graduated from Chippewa Falls High School.  Right out of school she worked for Chippewa Shoe Company in their office. 

On July 1st, 1950 she married the love of her life Kenneth Dresel, who shared the same birthdate as her. They shared 53 years of marriage.  

Arlene worked part time at JCPenney’s during the holiday season for a few years.  Her most favorite job was being an active Avon Consultant for many many years.  Kenny and her bought Sinclair gas and car wash where she could be found drying cars. This later became Dresel’s Gas Station and Car Wash.  After Kenny’s death, Arlene met Bob Haverly. Together they enjoyed each other’s company until his death in 2013.

Arlene was a devoted wife, mother, grandma, sister and aunt.  She was an excellent cook and took pride in her gardens.  She was known as grandma Toodle-Loo to her great grandkids.

Arlene is survived by her daughter-in-law, Linda Dresel; grandchildren Troy (Tricia), Jason (Heather), Trisha Dresel; great grandchildren, Eddie, Cole, Kailey, Alexy, Sydney, and Bayleigh Dresel; one sister, Joan (Al) Brown and many nieces and nephews.  

Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; her son, Randy; and her friend, Robert Haverly; her parents; and siblings Myron, Milton, and Jerome Hartman, Lucille and Marcella Hartman both in infancy and Lorraine Hakes.

Private Family Funeral services will be on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Rev. Josh Bourget will be officiating. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Chippewa Falls.

Arlene’s family would like to thank HSHS St Joseph’s Palliative and Hospice Care, the caregivers who attended to her with love and care.  She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

If you wish to send cards of condolence please send them to Horan Funeral Home, C/O Arlene Dresel, 420 Bay Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729.


Private family funeral services for Arlene M. Dresel were held.

Rev. Josh Bourget officiated at the services and at the prayers of interment in Forest Hill Cemetery in Chippewa Falls.

Music during the service was provided by Sarah Bourget, Beth Kingston and Deb Dresel and family. Readings were given by Alexy Dresel. A eulogy was given by Kailey Dresel.

Casket bearers were Jay, Kirk and Lonnie Brown, Cole, Eddie, Kyle and Mike Dresel, and Tim Sedlacek.



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