Arlene Fornander

Arlene R. Fornander

Wednesday, April 14th, 1954 - Wednesday, January 6th, 2021
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Arlene Ruth Fornander, 66 years old of Kenosha, WI passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at her home.

She was born April 4, 1954, in Evanston, IL the daughter of Harold and Florence (Johnson) Sternquist. On November 19, 1993, Arlene married Eric Fornander in Ingleside, IL; they lived in Round Lake, IL for many years before settling in Kenosha in 2015.

Arlene worked as an administrative assistant for several mortgage brokerages, and most recently as a cashier for Lowe’s. She was a member of the Swedish Cultural Society and the IOGT Jupiter Lodge. Arlene was a talented machine embroiderer and crafter and a member of the Southport Quilting Guild. She was always full of life and laughter and was known to be helpful to anyone in need.

Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Eric; sons, Joseph A. (Candace) Fekete and William F. Fekete and step-son, Eric “Ricky” Fornander III; her mother, Florence Sternquist; her brother Allan (Karen) Sternquist of Kingsburg, CA; sisters-in-love, Roxane Fornander, Andrea (John) Agazim, Leslie (Jack) Slosser, Laura Lynn (Bill) Horvath, Carla (Tom) Reeves, Evette (John) Olster, and Erika Fornander; grandchildren, Joseph Vincent Fekete, Violet Francesca Fekete, Scarlet Jean Fekete, Austin Fekete, and Alaynah Rose Fekete; and a cousin, Tom Sternquist.

Arlene was preceded in death by her father, Harold Sternquist.

Memorial visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Proko Funeral Home with a memorial service commencing at 2:00 p.m. Interment of her ashes will take place later in Southern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Union Grove, WI.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 16th, 2021 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Saturday, January 16th, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
    5111 60th Street
    Kenosha, WI 53144
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 16th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, January 16th, 2021 2:00pm
    Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
    5111 60th Street
    Kenosha, WI 53144
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Bill Culbertson
  • Interment

    Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery
    21731 Spring Street
    Union Grove, WI 53182
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Amy L Fornander

Posted at 08:04pm
Sean and I were so sorry to hear of Aunt Arlene passing. Our hearts go out to the rest of the family. She was such a kind and caring soul and will be missed very much.

Amy and Sean Fornander

Cheryl McKay

Posted at 10:18pm
Eric, I read the posted message about Arlene's death, and I am filled with really sweet memories of her participation in First Pres' Thursday Bible study. She definitely was a "joy-bringer" who loved with exuberance and passion. She also loved Jesus and desired to grow in faith and trust. I am thankful for the few years we shared together our study of scripture as well as our Swedish heritage. Arlene's smile and personality left a mark on my life. God's peace to you and your family. Cheryl McKay


Posted at 01:27pm
Dear Joe, Candace and family.
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time and hope you take comfort knowing your beloved Arlene is at peace. With our deepest sympathy.

Rose and Joe

Eva Becker-Shaughnessy

Posted at 04:54pm
A Greatly appreciated POEM, during this time of loss to share plus to be of Great Comfort ~
May the days ahead bring what matters to our Hearts, Compassion, Supporting one another from the Father above in mind with His Great Love, Eva

Eva Becker-Shaughnessy Posted at 06:37pm

The Poem did not show up with this posting unfortunately, Sorry ~ May be I can try here . . . By Nancy Campbell " How softly He treads among us in the midst of our pain so quietly; At first we hardly know He's there But His voice, As silently as our teardrops pierce the depth of our sorrow; And somehow our tears are streaming down His cheeks." God Bless~

Kathryn Keenon

Posted at 09:41am
I am so sorry for you loss, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Arlene always had a smile on her face and gave great hugs =) she will be missed.
Love The Keenon Family.

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