Obituary for Max Arriens
Max G. Arriens, 82, of 1226 Wisconsin Ave., Oostburg, died Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at St. Nicholas Hospital.
He was born August 17, 1925 in Milwaukee, the son of the late Max and Lisa (Schmidt) Arriens. After his high school graduation from Waupun High School, Max served in the US Navy WWII from 1943-46. He married Nora J. Daane in Oostburg on July 23, 1947. She preceded him in death on July 23, 2005, on their 58th Wedding Anniversary. He was a professional painter and decorator. Max was a member of Bethel Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Oostburg and a member of the choir and menís chorus; and a member of the Civil Defense. He enjoyed gardening, whistling, and talking to anyone who passed by.
Survivors include two daughters, Pat Arriens of Green Bay, Kris (Dave) Froh of Oostburg; one son, Steve (Julie) Arriens of Sheboygan; four grandchildren, Allison (Lucas) Allen, Laurie (Michael) Homuth, Jim and David Arriens; two great granddaughters, Kaidence and Analisa Arriens; one sister, Evelyn (George) Medema of Appleton; one brother, Fred (Hanna) Arriens of Waupun; and one sister-in-law, Marilyn Daane of Oostburg; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nora, infant son, Timothy.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 14, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. at Bethel Orthodox Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. John Tinsley, pastor, officiating. A family service will precede at 1:15 p.m. Burial will take place at Oostburg Cemetery with military graveside rites.
Friends may call at the Wenig Funeral Home in Oostburg on Sunday, January 13, 2008 from 4-8 p.m. and at church on Monday from 12 noon until the time of services.
A memorial fund will be established in his name for the Diabetes Association; St. Nicholas Home Health & Hospice and the music ministry at Bethel OPC.
Special thank you to Rev. Tinsley and Pastor Oliver for their visits and words of encouragement. The family also wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to St. Nicholas Home Health & Hospice for the excellent care given to Max, and a thank you to special friends, Bob, Brian, Dave and Wayne.
We are so thankful for that glorious smile that is now looking down on those of us who remain behind. You will be deeply missed, Dad, but your memory will remain in us.
Online condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home in Oostburg (920-564-2771) is serving the Arriens family.