Arlene M. Applegate, 86 of Streator passed away Wednesday afternoon (January 17th) at Heritage Health and Rehabilitation Care Center.
A visitation will be held Saturday from 9 – 10 AM at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 AM at the church with Rev. Bill Callister officiating. Burial will be in the Blackstone Cemetery.
The Winterrowd Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Arlene was born on October 20, 1931 in Streator to Amiel and Mildred (Burrows) Reick. She married Russell Applegate on June 22, 1952. He preceded her in death on April 16, 2001.
Surviving are nieces Kathy McAllister of Streator and Amy Reick of Joliet, nephews Brian Reick of Auburn, AL and Gary Flori of Naperville and a great-niece Shannon Majercin of Streator and along with several great nieces and nephews.
Arlene is preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Carol Jean and a son Craig, brothers Amiel, Leroy and William Reick and a sister Ardella Flori.
She graduated from Streator High School in 1949 and was a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and retired from Owen’s Illinois Glass. Arlene enjoyed playing cards especially with her neighbors and was an avid cat lover.
Memorials may be made in her name to either St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or Pet Project.