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Arlene L Parsons

Arlene L Parsons

Arlene L. Parsons, age 99 of Plum City, died Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at the Plum City Care Center in Plum City.

Arlene was born on October 23, 1924 on the home farm on the East Hill of Plum City. She was the youngest child of 8 children of Joseph and Katherine (Gilles) Tschumperlin. Arlene grew up in Plum City, attended St. John’s Catholic School and graduated from Plum City High School. After high school, Arlene married Ray Parsons on April 18, 1944. After marriage, Arlene and Ray lived and raised their family in Plum City. Arlene was first and foremost a homemaker and loved her family. She also worked with Ray as a bookkeeper for Plum City Oil and later in the lunchroom at St. John’s Catholic School.

Arlene enjoyed traveling seeing friends and family across the country. Most of all, Arlene loved spending time with her family.

Arlene is survived by her children Lynn (Gloria) of River Falls, Kathie Harpel of Cottage Grove, MN, Jerry (Carol) of Eau Claire, Robert (Teresa) of Eau Claire and Lisa (Brad) Haering of Chaska, MN, 16 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ray, daughter Susanne (Ralph) Setterlund, son Mark and her siblings.

Memorial Mass will be 11:00AM Saturday, January 20, 2024 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plum City with Rev. John Zweber officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held from 10:00AM until the time of services at the church on Saturday. A Celebration of Life will be held at Molly’s on Main following the Mass.

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


  1. Cal and Bonnie Johnson

    So sorry for your loss.

  2. Steve Schultz

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Mark and I were good friends growing up.

  3. Corey Catt

    Arlene was such a kind person! Praying for the Parsons Family during this sad time!

  4. Jean Gfall Johnson

    So many wonderful memories be

  5. Scott Monson

    My Deepest Condolences...Thoughts and Prayers

  6. Scott Watkins

    My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers ????

  7. Patty and Dirk Hample

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to the Parsons families upon the death of your Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. We always enjoyed our time visiting with her at the Parsons/Setterlund family gatherings. A kind, gracious and beautiful lady. Sincerely, Patty (Setterlund) and Dirk Hample, Chris and Blair Bond and boys, and Travis and Drew Rohl and family.

  8. Andy Haering

    Lisa and Family,

    We are saddened to hear about the loss of your Mother. Peace to you and to all who loved your Mom.❤️

  9. Joanne Hovey

    Condolences to family for this sad loss.

  10. Karla Clare

    I give the family of Arlene my Condolences, my thoughts and prayers are with you all..

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