Arlene ‘Babe’ Peirick

September 18, 2018

Arlene “Babe” Peirick, 87, of Watertown, died on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at Watertown Regional Medical Center.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Henry Catholic Church on Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Patrick Wendler officiating. Family burial will be held at a later time in St. Henry Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family.

Arlene was born on June 28, 1931, in the town of Aztalan, daughter of the late Edward and Rose (Schimmel) Ambrose. She attended St. Lawrence grade school and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1949. She married William “Bill” Peirick on Sept. 14, 1957, at St. Lawrence Church in Jefferson. He preceded her in death on March 4, 2008.

Arlene worked at the Jefferson County Abstract Office and as a legal secretary in Watertown. Arlene later worked as a library aide at Watertown Senior High School and then at Douglas, Schurz and Lebanon schools from 1974 until her retirement in 1997.

Arlene enjoyed playing bingo, gambling and playing cards. She loved watching TV, especially game shows.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Patchett of Watertown and Susan (Kevin) Fuhrman of Bloomington, Illinois; one granddaughter, Kelly Munguia of Corpus Christi, Texas; one sister, Virginia “Lovey” Burnett of Jefferson; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Heron (Eleanor) Ambrose; a sister, Lorraine “Dolly” (Norbert) Riedl; a brother-in-law, Joe Burnett; and a son-in-law, Wayne Patchett.

Memorials may be directed to St. Henry Catholic Church. Remembrances and condolences may be sent on www.watertownwifuneralhome.com.

Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home & Cremation Service

500 Welsh Road Watertown

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