On March 6, 1948, she was united in marriage to Vern N. Eklund in a small ceremony in York, NE. To the union, they were blessed with a daughter, Vernalene.
Arlene was an active member of Bradshaw United Methodist Church, she loved singing in the choir, taking Tai Chi and volunteering for many functions. She was also a member of the VFW Aux Post 1450 in Bradshaw and active in Senior Citizens of Bradshaw. Arlene enjoyed dancing, singing, puzzles and being with her many friends and family. She will be dearly missed by all who loved her.
Arlene is survived by her daughter, Vernalene (Robert) Hoffman, Bradshaw, 3 grandchildren, Chad (Julie) Hoffman of York, Brandee (Christian) Nice of Bradshaw, and Erik (Rita) Hoffman Mandaville, La; 7 great grandchildren, Paige (Derek) McKenzie, Cole Ehlers, Eli Ehlers, Sophie Nice, Beau Nice, Esme Hoffman and Remi Hoffman; and 3 great-great grandchildren Harper, Hudson and Hayes McKenzie.
Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, Vern Eklund, her parents, brother, Homer Green, 3 sisters Geneva Rosser, Virginia Rummery and Violet Munn, special friend, Louis Moul, Sr., and two beloved great-grandsons Peyton and Parker Hoffman.
Funeral services are scheduled 10:00 AM, Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at the Bradshaw United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at the Plainfield Cemetery, west of Bradshaw. Visitation will be held 1:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, October 15, with the family greeting friends 6:00 – 7:30 PM later that evening at the mortuary in York. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.