Arlene Clapp

Arlene Ruth Clapp (Schimp)

Wednesday, April 14th, 1937 - Thursday, June 11th, 2020
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Arlene Ruth Clapp, 83, of Kenosha, went to be with Jesus on Thursday, June 11, 2020, at Aurora Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Kalamazoo, MI, on April 14, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Agnes (Deurloo) Schimp. She graduated from Kalamazoo Christian High School and attended school for banking and business, and went on to receive her housing management certification.

On August 24, 1956, she married Lowell E. Clapp at the 4th Reformed Church in Kalamazoo.

After living in several states, Arlene and Lowell moved to Kenosha in 1980. For 17 years, she was employed as the manager at Lakeside Towers. During those years, she was on the board of Upjohn Health Care.

Arlene loved golfing, traveling, Bible study, getting lucky at the casino, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of the Sun n’ Lakes golf and country club in Sebring, FL, where she spent her winters, and in Kenosha was a member of the Kenosha Yacht Club. As a devout Christian, Arlene was an active member at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, and previously a Sunday School teacher at St. Mary’s Lutheran Church.

Surviving Arlene is her husband of 63 years, Lowell; four daughters, Robin (Bill) Frenzel, Connie (Bill) Koepke, Lou Ann (Ron) Daniels, and Kathy (Don) Harmeyer; eight grandchildren, Marian (Ben) French, Jacob (Stephanie) Maerzke, Annie Maerzke, Zachary and Adam Daniels, Grace (Dan) Dyke, and Hannah and Elisabeth “Ellie” Harmeyer; two great-granddaughters, Lizzie and Bella Maerzke; a sister-in-law, Elaine Brouwer; brother-in-law, Ernie Clapp; and her “grand-puppies and kitties”. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Aside from her parents, she is preceded in death by six siblings, Bud Brouwer, Gerald (Mary) Brouwer, Jessie (Abe) DeVisser, Louis (Eileen) Schimp, Mary (Bill) Hayes, and Dean (Thelma) Schimp; a son-in-law, Michael Maerzke; and her step-mother, Sadie Schimp.

Visitation will take place on Tuesday, June 16th, at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church – Somers, 1520 Green Bay Road, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 noon. The family asks that those in attendance for services to please wear a mask. Interment will take place privately at Green Ridge Cemetery.

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5111-60th Street Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Bethany Lutheran Church
    1520 Green Bay Road
    KENOSHA, WI 53144
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  • Service

    Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 12:00pm
    Bethany Lutheran Church
    1520 Green Bay Road
    KENOSHA, WI 53144
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    Pastor David Pagel
  • Interment

    Green Ridge Cemetery
    6604-7th Avenue
    KENOSHA, WI 53143
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Lois McDonald

Posted at 05:19pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lois McDonald and family.
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Arlene clapp

Posted at 12:06am
Dear Lowell and family,
So sorry to hear of Arlene’s death. Darrell and I enjoyed being your neighbors especially when we played a round of golf together. The two of you were always happy and pleasant to be around. Thanks for the memories! Darrell is probably welcoming Arlene now.
Rest In Peace , Arlene!
Kathy Viola


Posted at 08:49pm
Thinking of you Uncle Lowell and family. Deepest Sympathy. Our family will be thinking of you tomorrow. Ritch and Sue (DeVisser) Harrison and family, Ken DeVisser and family.

Phillis Petersen

Posted at 07:56pm
I remember so many wonderful times golfing with Arlene and diner with she and Lowell many times. She definitely will be missed
by her family that she loved dearly. So sorry for your loss and God be with you during this time.

Phillis and Curt Petersen

the Wagner's Alex, Andrea, Tom & Carol

Posted at 07:25pm
Dear Harmeyer Family, Sending you all our love as you celebrate the life of your beautiful Mother and Grandma. God's blessing to you.
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