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Arlene Michaelis

December 26, 1938 - October 21, 2023
Holland, MI



Saturday, October 28, 2023
1:00 PM EDT
Dykstra Funeral Homes
Mulder Chapel
188 West 32nd Street
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 392-2348
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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Samaritan's Purse
PO Box 3000
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 262-1980

The Joshua Fund
PO Box 96486
Washington, DC 20090-6486
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Life Story / Obituary


Arlene Jean Michaelis, age 84, of Holland, MI went home to be with the Lord Saturday, October 21, 2023.

Arlene grew up in Chicago and graduated from Lakeview High school and Grant Hospital. She resided in Oak Park, IL for 27 years raising her four boys. Her career as a Registered Nurse (RN) showed her compassion and care for so many people.

She accepted Jesus as her personal Savior at the age of 12. She was passionate serving Christ through a variety of ministries such as Stephens Ministries, Bible Study Fellowship Leader, and New Mom Ministries.

She enjoyed singing classical music and hymns, visiting the Chicago Art Institute, Disney, traveling to Israel, Turkey, Greece, Russia, Germany, and the many times spent at Sanibel Island.

Arlene had a passionate love for her husband, children, grandkids, and great grandkids. She was a beautiful caregiver all her life.

She was preceded in death by a son Kevin Scott Michaelis, brother Thomas Schoenberg and sister Margaret Schoenberg.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Siegfried, and children: Keith (Sue) Michaelis of Arlington Heights, IL, Jeff (Mary Beth) Michaelis of Holland, and Eric (Mina) Michaelis of Holland; grandchildren: Kevin Michaelis, Cailey (Sam) Thomas, Brendan Michaelis, Joshua (Michelle) Michaelis, Nathaniel (Jordan) Michaelis and Mathias Michaelis; greatgrandchildren: Jonah and Isaiah and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, October 28, 2023, at Dykstra Funeral Home - Mulder Chapel, 188 West 32nd Street in Holland. Rev. Mary DeWitt will be officiating. Final resting place will be in Acacia Park Cemetery in Illinois.

Memorial Contributions may be given to Samaritan’s Purse or The Joshua Fund.