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Arvilla M Clare

Arvilla M Clare

Arvilla M. Clare, age 88 of Hayward, formerly of Plum City, died Thursday, August 19, 2021, at the Hayward Memorial Hospital in Hayward with her family by her side.

Arvilla was born on February 15, 1933, in Meridean, Wisconsin, the daughter of Clifford and Mary (Claflin) Bradshaw. She grew up in the Wilmington, IL, and the Rock Falls and Elmwood areas. Arvilla graduated Salutatorian from Elmwood High School. After high school, Arvilla met and married Eugene Clare on April 18, 1952, at the Ono Methodist Church in Ono, WI. After marriage, they farmed and raised their family in rural Plum City until they moved to Hayward in 1976.

Arvilla loved spending time with family and enjoyed computer games, crocheting, and reading. For several years, Arvilla enjoyed babysitting for several families in the Hayward area.

Arvilla is survived by her children, Cathy Bowers of Hayward, David of Plum City, Tim (Rhonda), and MaryBeth Lind (Terry Hogan), both of Hayward; 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, one brother, Franklin Bradshaw of Scottsdale, AZ; one sister, Deb (Karl) Wolfe of Minneapolis, MN; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Eugene; brother, Reynold Bradshaw, and sisters, Eileen Churchill and Shari Hennessy, granddaughter, Stacia Weidenborner, and grandson, Sean Lind.

A Celebration of Arvilla’s Life will be held at a later date. Interment will be at Ono Cemetery, Ono, Wisconsin.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Becky Clare Dowd

    Sending our love to all of you. So many great memories of times our families spent together. I will always remember her smile and her laugh. A wonderful mom and Aunt. May your memories bring you comfort and peace. Love you!

  2. Scott Bradshaw

    So sorry to hear Sevilla past. I love the lady. Always a sweet smile or kind word came from my Aunt. Rip.

  3. Bob & Picksey Watkins

    Sorry tp hear of your Mothers passing. Our sympathy to your family.

  4. Schelene Andrlik

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Sending hugs and prayers your way.

  5. Bobbi Poppe Babiarz

    So sorry for your loss! She babysat our children Carl & Brandon Marks for many years. She was very special!

  6. Gloria J Link

    My deepest sympathies to you all. Sending many prayers and blessings.

  7. Tina OCONNOR

    I am so sorry to read this and my heart and prayers go out to the family and her friends. God bless you with smiles and wonderful memories as your hearts heal.
    Much love sent, Tina

  8. Pete and Jackie Unser

    We are so sorry for the loss of your dear mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless!

  9. Steve schultz

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  10. Bill McRoberts

    I'm very sorry for your loss. My sympathies to the family.

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