Arlene L. Seichter, 86, of Boyd, passed away on Tuesday,
September 24, 2019, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, WI.
Arlene was born on October 5, 1932 in Thorp, Wisconsin to the late
Sidney and Louise (Anton) Alger. She grew up in the Thorp area
and attended local schools. Arlene married Norbert Seichter at St.
Joseph’s Catholic Church in Boyd on October 14, 1953.
Arlene’s first job outside of helping on her parent’s farm and
helping care for her younger siblings, was at the Thorp Dairy Bar
where she met the love of her life (Norbert). Arlene and Norb made
many happy memories during the time they ran the Shell station in
Cadott, early in their marriage. Arlene chose farming as their next
adventure. She was a very hard worker and loved her life of
farming and raising her children in that environment. She was a
wonderful vegetable gardener, growing and harvesting a bounty of
food for her family, even up until the last couple of years. After
Arlene retired from farming, she worked at the Express Mart in
Stanley for many years and enjoyed her regular customers of
whom many became friends.
Arlene’s faith in God was central to how she lived her life always
doing for others in their time of need. She was a truly selfless
person who thought only of others, often-times at the expense of
her own health and well-being.
Grandma was most beloved by her children and grandchildren,
always taking time to prepare wonderful meals when she knew they
would be coming to visit. She was a wonderful cook and made her
world-famous potato salad and coleslaw for all the family
gatherings. Amidst all of her hard work and her busy life, she
always took time to host many bridal and baby showers throughout
the years. Her unique sayings fondly referred to as “Grandma-
isms” always kept her grandchildren entertained because they
never knew what she was going to come up with next.
Arlene is survived by her loving husband Norbert of Boyd, her
children Ray (RoseAnn), Roger (Nancy) of Boyd; Jody (Greg)
Smoczyk of Chippewa Falls, Michelle (Steve) Grabowski of Coon
Valley; her grandchildren Tracy (Jared), Justin (Kerri), Mandy
(Joel), Adam, Nicole, Gregor (Megan), Mark (Abby), Christopher
(Katelyn), Ryan (Amanda), Chad, Lucas (Connor) and Michaela;
her great-grandchildren Henry, Lillian, Isaac, Chad, Katie, Griffin,
Calvin, Lyrick, Carter, Trey, Chase and Seryia, her sisters, Joanie
Ruff, Jeanie Stelter of Milwaukee, Carol (Dave) Teclaw of Excelsior,
MN, her brother Gerry (Sue) Alger of Mukwonago, WI. She is
preceded in death by her brothers Sid Jr., Jack, Dick, Kenny, Bill
and a sister Sandee.
A funeral Mass is planned for Monday, September 30th at 10:30
AM at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church-Boyd with Father William Felix
officiating. Visitation will be from 4 until 8PM on Sunday at the
Plombon Funeral Home-Stanley and from 9 AM at the funeral home
until time of service.