Arlene was born in Chicago, IL, to Rose Anne and Leo Wawrzyniak. She was married to Capt. Richard E. French, USMC, on July 3, 1954. Arlene graduated from Resurrection High School. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She was a devout Catholic and a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic church. Arlene was a Homemaker and a wonderful loving mother, who always put her children first. It is with heave hearts we let our mother go. Arlene was loved by all.
Arlene is survived by her 6 children and spouses, Richard and Kim French of Rochester, IL, Renee and John Martin of Goodland, IN, Wanda and Dale Sorenson, or Morriston, FL, Lawrence and Tina French of Pickerington, OH, and Dale French of Belleview, FL., and Wayne and Carol (deceased) of Dillsboro, IN. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 1 great, great granddaughter. She was greatly loved and will be missed.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with inurnment to follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.