Arlyle E. Harrison, 97, of Oostburg and formerly of Waldo, died Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 12, 2013, at Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center.

Arlyle was born Sept. 22, 1915, in the town of Lyndon, the daughter of the late Paul and Mermel (Harmon) Buelke. Arlyle graduated from Waldo High School in 1933.

She married Lawrence Harrison on May 24, 1941, in Waldo. He preceded her in death April 21, 1984.

Arlyle worked as a teller for the United States Postal Service prior to her retirement.

Arlyle was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Oostburg, the Sheboygan County Historical Society, Sheboygan County Historical Research Center, Sheboygan County Knitting Club, and Kings Daughters.

She enjoyed playing cards, reading, knitting, jigsaw puzzles, and spending time with her grandchildren. Arlyle was an avid Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks fan.

Arlyle is survived by her daughter, Lois (Glenn) Daane of Oostburg; two grandchildren, Brett (Grace) Daane of Kansas City, Kan., and Nikki (Matt) Batzel of Cedar Grove; eight great-grandchildren, Peter, Ariel, Anastasia and Noah Daane and Carson, Calvin, Cadence and Crockett Batzel; one sister, Ruth Mayer of Salisbury, Md.; and one brother-in-law, George Harrison of Oostburg. Arlyle is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arlyle was also preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence; one sister, Alyce (Victor) Schwandt; and two brothers, Harmon (Mary) and Norman (Beatrice) Buelke.

A funeral to celebrate Arlyle’s life took place Friday evening, Feb. 15, at the Wenig Funeral Home in Oostburg, with the Rev. Brian Jacobson officiating. Burial took place at Hingham Cemetery in the town of Lima.

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A memorial fund is being established in her memory for Campus Life and Pine Haven Christian Communities.

The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home in Oostburg (920-564-2771) is serving the Harrison family.

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