MOUNT ANGEL — Arlene Margaret Kloucek, 84, died peacefully March 11. A rosary will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 25, at St. Mary Church in Mount Angel. A funeral Mass will follow at the church at 11 a.m.
Mrs. Kloucek was born in Salem June 15, 1932, to Aloyisious and Marie Duda. She lived in Hazel Green until her her family moved to Mount Angel in 1940. She graduated from Mount Angel Academy in 1951. On Nov. 24, 1956, she married Dale Kloucek, and they celebrated 60 years of marriage. The couple lived in Salem and Corvallis, and in 1962 settled in Stayton, where their fourth child was born.
In 2006, the family moved to Mount Angel, and Mrs. Kloucek was happy to return to her beloved parish of St. Mary, where her grandfather had placed the cornerstone. Mrs. Kloucek enjoyed gardening, baking pies for family holidays and visiting the Oregon coast.
The family wishes to express appreciation to all who visited and supported Mrs. Kloucek in the final years of her life, especially her niece and nephew Diane and Tim Duda. A special thanks to Mrs. Kloucek’s caregiver, Anna Efimoff, and family.
Mrs. Kloucek was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Raymond and Leroy; sister Bernice; and her grandson Craig Timmerman. She is survived by her husband, Dale; her sons Loren, John (Julie) of Beaverton, Dan (Sally) of Lake Oswego; daughter Janet Timmerman of Tigard; her sister Loraine (Henry) Geshwill; and six grandchildren, David, Thomas, Joseph, Daniel, Mitchell and Sarah.