Sue E. Arentsen
Oostburg – Sue E. Arentsen, 67, returned home to her Lord and Savior on Monday, June 6, 2022 at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice surrounded by the love of her family.
Sue was born on February 9, 1955 in the city of Lima to J. Paul and Marian (née Mentink) Tempas. She graduated from Sheboygan Falls High School in 1973 and continued her studies at UW Eau Claire with a double major in elementary education and special education. She worked in the Oostburg School District for 10 years. In 1996 she returned to school at NE Wisconsin Technical College where she studied dental hygiene and worked as a hygienist in Sheboygan for 8 years.
On June 23, 1978, she married John Arentsen. The two shared 44 wonderful years together.
A life member of Hingham Church, Sue has taught Sunday school and served as a youth group leader. She lived her life to the fullest and had many interests and hobbies over the years, including crafts, cooking, cake decorating, sewing, knitting, crocheting, sudoku puzzles, and vacations under the tropics with his son and daughter-in-law. A keen gardener, Sue took great pride in her beautiful flower gardens. Later in life, Sue adopted a Papillon dog, Scarlet, and the two were loyal companions for many years.
Sue had a deep faith, loved her family and friends deeply, and considered her grandson Mason a special gift. She was cheerful and kind, and will be remembered for her love, her smile, her uplifting spirit and her empathy for her many fellow cancer patients to whom she sent encouraging messages until the very end.
Sue is survived by her husband John and their children: Nathan (Kris) Arentsen of West Bend and Liz (fiancé Jeremy Mireles) Arentsen of Oostburg. She is also survived by her grandson Mason Mireles; siblings: Ann (Dan) Kaat of Madison, Mary (Roland) Rauwerdink of Oostburg and David (Heather) Tempas of Sheboygan; siblings-in-law Marcia (Bernie) Van Roekel of IA, JoAnn (Jim) Woudstra of CO and Mark (Julie) Arentsen of Cedar Grove; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many close friends.
She is predeceased by her parents, her in-laws Irwin and Margaret Arentsen, and her brother-in-law Glenn Arentsen.
A memorial service celebrating Sue’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday June 11, 2022 at Hingham Church. The family will receive visitors at the church on Friday, June 10 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and again Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested in Sue’s name at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice or Hingham Church.
The Arentsen family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Matthews and his staff for many years of kindness and expert oncology treatment, and to the staff of Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for their compassionate and dedicated care.
Wenig Funeral Home – Oostburg (920-564-2771) is helping the family. Please visit www.wenigfh.com for online condolences and more information.
Posted on June 08, 2022
Posted in The Sheboygan Press