Arlene “Arkie” Quitmeyer Gustafson, 92, of Highland died on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Highland Health Care Center.
Visitation will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 11 at Meridith Funeral Home in Highland. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 11 at Meridith Funeral Home in Highland, with Father Pat Jakel, pastor of St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland, officiating. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.
She was born on Jan. 22, 1924 in Carlyle to Fred and Louisa (Steffens) Wiese. On June 27, 1942, she married Delmar Quitmeyer, this marriage ended in divorce in 1951. She married Paul Gustafson on Aug. 23, 1957, and he preceded her in death.
Mrs. Gustafson was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She followed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as much as she could. She loved squeezes and hugs whenever she could get them. She enjoyed embroidering, needlepoint and playing solitaire.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to Belleville News-Democrat
She is survived by a son, Neal (Kathy) Quitmeyer of Highland; grandchildren, Mindy (Nick) Brown and Kevin (Abby) Quitmeyer; great-grandchildren, Lauren, Ashlyn and Madison Fenton, Hayden and Wayde Quitmeyer, and Avery Arrington; a sister-in-law, Gloria Sanders; a godchild, Debi (Alan) Hill; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; her first husband; a son, Don Quitmeyer, who died in infancy; a granddaughter, Abbey Quitmeyer; brothers and sisters, Lester Wiese, Harold Wiese, Elvin Wiese, Gladys Hug, Laverna Ammann and Eleanor Bircher.
Memorials may be made to the Abbey Quitmeyer Scholarship Fund.