THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Arlene A. Demmith
Arlene A. Demmith, 65, of Marinette passed away with her family by her side on Sunday April 21, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born on Jan. 12, 1948 to the late Clarence and Erana (Berglin) Mier, sr. in Green Bay, she attended school in Milwaukee. On Sept. 4, 1965 she married DuWayne R. Demmith, sr. and he preceded her in death in 1991.
In 1972 the family moved to the area. She had worked at Pat and Rayleen's as a cook for a number of years and for Emerson Electric for five years, retiring in 2003. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and enjoyed playing bingo and cards, especially pinochle.
She is survived by a son, DuWayne (Donna) Demmith, jr. of Green Bay; two daughters, Christine (Steven) St. Vincent of Menominee and Cynthia Olson of Marinette; three brothers, Clarence Mier, jr., Francis (Pam) Mier and Jack (Melissa) Mier; seven sisters, Judy Mattie, Lucy Honsvick, Nancy (David) Demmith, Jean (Ken) Gearu, Genevieve Arnold, Sallie (Harvey) Jones and Patty (Johnny) Roby; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; many brothers and sisters-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews and special friends, the Vi Thull family.
In addition to her husband, DuWayne and her parents, she was preceded in death by three great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Menominee on Wednesday, April 24 from 2 p.m. until time of the funeral services at 4 p.m. Rev. Douglas Schoen will officiate and burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Coleman. Thielen Funeral Home is assisting the family.