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Arlene Joyce (Fox) Widerschein

February 14, 1935 ~ June 14, 2017 (age 82)
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Arlene J. Widerschein, 82, of Toledo, passed away peacefully on June 14, 2017, at the Ebeid Hospice Residence, surrounded by her loving family. She leaves behind daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Joe Decker; son and daughterin-law, Neil and Patricia Widerschein; grandchildren, Megan Decker (Matt) Bailey, Mark (Kate) Decker, Meredith Decker, Brooke Widerschein, Kelly Widerschein, Mark J. Widerschein; and great-grandchildren, Quinn Bailey, Will Bailey, Jake Bailey and Jack Decker; and her extended family and many dear friends. Her parents, Jeanette and Lewis Fox; and her sisters, Estelle and Madeline; preceded her in death. Arlene was also preceded in death by her husband, Mark A. Widerschein; and her daughter, Jill Widerschein. Born February 14, 1935 in Cincinnati, she graduated from Hughes High School in 1953. She married Mark A. Widerschein and they began their life together on
the U.S. Air Force base in Houston, Texas before moving to Toledo, Ohio. After becoming a widow at 37, Arlene earned her Bachelor degree and Master of Social Work degree, both Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Toledo. Her work over many years at the Ruth S. Ide Community Mental Health Center (now Unison Behavioral Health Group) allowed her to make a significant and important impact in the lives of countless families in the community. Her relentlessly positive attitude and endless love for her family and many friends will be sorely missed. Her family and friends will gather for a Memorial Service to be held at Temple Shomer Emunim on Monday, June 19, 2017 at noon to be followed by lunch. The family will receive all who wish to celebrate Arlene’s life anytime until 3 p.m. at the Temple. The family would like to especially thank Dr. Sue Federman, as well as the kind, caring staff of Ebeid Hospice. Arlene has always believed in putting the needs of others above her own and in that giving spirit, she asked that any remembrances be in the form of memorial contributions to the American Civil Liberties Union, an organization dedicated to defending and preserving the individual rights of all people, or of course, the charity of your choice

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 Service Information

Memorial Service
June 19, 2017

12:00 PM
Temple Shomer Emunim
6453 W. Sylvania Avenue
Sylvania, OH 43560

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