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Arlis J. Schmeichel

December 1, 1930 ~ November 14, 2021 (age 90)


Arlis J. Schmeichel, 90, of Watertown passed away on Sunday November 14, 2021 at Marquardt Medical Center.

Arlis was born on December 1, 1930 in Watertown; she was the daughter of Emil and Norma (Wegener) Polensky. She was a 1948 graduate of Watertown High School. She married Donald Meske and when he passed, she later married Gordon Schmeichel. Arlis worked as a clothing aide at Bethesda Lutheran Home for 23 years before retiring in 1998. She was a lifetime member at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Watertown, also was active with the VFW in Oconomowoc. She loved to play cards, knitting and spent as much time as possible with family and friends.

Arlis is survived by her children; Ann Meske, Douglas Meske and Julie (Patrick) Kearney. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Semra, Allison and Samantha (James) and her great-granddaughter Harper. Arlis is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands and her daughter Donna Meske.

A private family service will be held for Arlis.

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