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Arlene T. Hahnenberg, 81, of Traverse City, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 at Tendercare-Birchwood. Arlene Lautner was born on June 27, 1936 in Traverse City to the late Adolph and Louisa (Hendges) Lautner.
She married Jack Haywood; he preceded her in death. She later was married to Jack Hahnenberg on Jan. 5, 1974. Jack preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 2007.
Arlene worked alongside Jack at the family business, Hahnenberg Moving and Storage, from 1978 thru 1996. After the business was sold she continued to work in the office for Morse Moving.
Family was everything to Arlene; in addition her own children she was a foster care mom to 29 kids over a six-year period. She was a great listener and was always supportive with her advice. She loved to feed her family, cook, bake and can.
Arlene had a passion for music, she played the organ and danced at every opportunity. Among her other interests, she enjoyed traveling, camping and bowling.
Arlene was loved by many people and will truly be missed.
Arlene is survived by three sons and two daughters, James (Jeanene Phillips) Haywood, Cindy (James) Lyskawa, Thomas (Nancy) Hahnenberg, Joseph (Judy) Hahnenberg and Laura (Scott) Sheldon; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother, Leonard (Caryol) Lautner; a foster daughter, Mary DePew; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers, Beatrice Pickard, Irene Skiver, Pearl Haywood, Doris Kevwitch, Roy Lautner and Wilbert Lautner.
A memorial service honoring Arlene will take place at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior, on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, 305 Sixth St., Traverse City, MI 49684. Pastor Jon Flikkema will officiate. Casual attire is preferred.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are welcome to send a flower or consider a donation to The Father Fred Foundation, 826 Hastings St., Traverse City, MI 49686.
Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories with Arlene's family at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
Published on August 23, 2017
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