Arlene J. Christensen, age 66, passed away unexpectedly Thursday December 17, 2009, at her residence. Arlene was born in East Chicago, Indiana, on October 7, 1943, daughter of the late Edward and Alice (nee: Piasecka) Piwkiewicz, which was later changed to Pinkie.
Arlene was employed with the State of Wisconsin Workforce Development in the Equal Rights Division from 1967 until her retirement in 2006. In her leisure, she loved shopping and reading and spending time with her friends at the VFW. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends and her beloved cats, Cuatro and Ramona.
Survivors include her brothers, Eugene Pinkie of Shelbyville, KY, Ernest Pinkie of Tucson, AZ; nephews, Elliot (Jill) Pinkie, Eric (Gina) Pinkie; dear family friend, Jeanne (Cruz) Munoz; godchildren, Yesenia Munoz, Cruz Munoz Jr. and Manuel Martinez; other relatives and friends.
A Memorial service will be held at the funeral home Wednesday, December 23, 2009, at 5 p.m. Private interment will be held. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home Wednesday from 4 p.m. until time of services. Memorials to VFW. Post 1391 have been suggested.
MARESH-MEREDITH AND ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine 262-634-7888