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Arlene Thomas

1931 - 2020

Arlene Anna Thomas age 88 of Rogers City passed away February 13, 2020 at Medilodge in Rogers City.

She was born March 14, 1931 in Moltke Township to Arthur and Irene (Tulgestke) Peltz.

Arlene graduated from Rogers City Area High School in 1949. On December 10, 1949, she married Marlin Thomas. She retired from the Lighthouse restaurant in 2000 after 38 years of service.

Mrs. Thomas is survived by her husband of 70 years, Marlin; three children, John (Carol) Thomas of Rogers City, Nancy (Jeff) Locke of Cheboygan, and Kay (Jim) Manning of Maple Grove, MN; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Joyce Foster, Elsie Simpson, and Dorothy Ganske; one sister-in-law, Loretta Peltz; one brother-in-law, John Grafe. Arlene is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Irene; two brothers, Harvey Peltz and Norval Peltz; two sisters, Leora (Jack) Robb and Marilyn Grafe; daughter-in-law, June Thomas; a sister-in-law, Luella “Tootie” (Harry) Adrian; and brothers-in-law, Larry Foster, Arthur Simpson and Pete Ganske.

Friends may visit at St. John Lutheran Church on Saturday, February 15th from 12 noon until time of her memorial service at 1 p.m. with Pastor J. Derek Riddle officiating.

Inurnment will take place at a later date at Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to McLaren Hospice, the activities room at Medilodge in Rogers City or a charity of your choice.

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Arlene Thomas – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI