Arlene Margaret Kloucek
June 15, 1932 — March 11, 2017
Arlene M. Kloucek, 84, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 11, 2017.
Arlene was born in Salem on June 15, 1932, to Aloyisious and Marie Duda. She lived in Hazel Green, before her family moved to Mt. Angel in 1940. She graduated from Mt. Angel Academy in 1951. On Nov. 24, 1956, she married Dale Kloucek. They celebrated 60 years of marriage. Dale and Arlene lived in Salem and Corvallis before settling in 1962 in Stayton, where their fourth child was born. In 2006, they moved to Mt. Angel.
Arlene enjoyed gardening, baking pies for family holidays and visiting the Oregon Coast. She was happy to return to her beloved parish, St. Mary’s Parish of Mt. Angel, where her grandfather laid the cornerstone.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Raymond and Leroy, sister Bernice, and her grandson Craig Timmerman. She is survived by her husband Dale; her sons Loren and John (Julie) of Beaverton, and Dan (Sally) of Lake Oswego; daughter Janet Timmerman of Tigard; sister Loraine (Henry) Geshwill; and six grandchildren: David, Thomas, Joseph, Daniel, Mitchell and Sarah.
The family wishes to express appreciation to all who visited and supported her in the final years of her life, especially her niece Diane Duda and her nephew Tim Duda. A special thanks to Arlene’s caregiver, Anna Efimoff and family.
A rosary will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017, at St. Mary’s Church. A funeral mass will follow at 11 a.m., also at St. Mary’s Church.
Arrangements by Unger Funeral Chapel,…
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