Arlene I. Tower

                    September 1, 1927  -  July 2, 2013


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Arlene I. Tower, 85, of Monticello, died at 8:30 am on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at her residence.

She was born September 1, 1927 in Wellington, Monroe County, Wisconsin to the late Daniel and Ella (Kaus) Steinbrink. She married Norman E. Tower on July 6, 1949, Norman always said it was July 9th, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Mauston, WI in a double wedding ceremony with their good friends Ed and Kathleen Bones. Norman preceded Arlene in death on September 3, 2008.

She was a graduate of Kendall High School, Kendall, WI. In 1943 Arlene worked as a type setter for the weekly local newspaper in Kendall, WI. She was hired because her cousin who originally held the job wanted to get married and the boss said “find a replacement first”. Arlene loved working the huge machines back in the day.

During the war, the women put out the newspaper because all of the men were serving in the military. In May 1947, Arlene started working in Chicago for Mitchell Printing Company. She worked there for 34 years until the plant closed in 1980.

Arlene and Norm moved to Mountain, WI and bought a restaurant with Norm’s brother and wife. They ran the Four T’s restaurant for one and a half years before moving back to Chicago. Arlene started working at Commerce Clearing House in 1990 and retired in February 1992. In November 1992, Arlene and her husband, Norman moved to Monticello.

She is survived by a brother, Daniel M. Steinbrink of Sparta, WI and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Norman Steinbrink.

Visitation will be from 4 pm until 8 pm, Sunday, July 7, 2013 at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home. Women of the Moose Memorial Service will be at 7 pm.

Funeral Services will be at 11 am, Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Mike Crawford officiating.

Burial will follow at Riverview I.O.O.F Cemetery in rural Monticello.

Memorial contributions may be given to the White County Food Pantry or to Happy Tails. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

You may sign the online guestbook at www.springerfuneralhome.com




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Born: September 1, 1927

Place of Birth: Kendall, WI

Death: July 2, 2013

Place of Death: Monticello, IN

Occupation: Type Setter


Memorial donations may be made to:
White County Food Pantry
Happy Tails

This memorial provided by:
SPRINGER-VOORHIS-DRAPER FUNERAL HOME