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Arlene (Esselman) Beaurain, 95, of Lincoln, WI, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Born on December 27, 1923 in Athens, WI to the late Henry and Clara (Laufer) Esselman. Arlene graduated from Montello High School then from Stevens Point Normal School with a degree in elementary education. She taught at Lafayette school in Euren, WI until the birth of her children.
She married Melvin Beaurain on May 27, 1947 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Montello. He preceded her in death in 2001. They lived in Lincoln their entire lives and were proud recipients of the Century Farm award in 1963. Arlene was very involved in the day to day farming activities.
She was also a member of the Lincoln homemakers, St. Ann Altar Society, Catholic Order of Foresters, and Casco Legion Auxiliary. She was an eucharistic Minister for St. Peter’s Catholic Church and taught religious education. She was a general leader for the Lincoln 4-H club as well as very involved with the youth government day program for Kewaunee County. She and Mel were also involved in the Euren Jolly Riders Snowmobile Club.
She enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, crocheting, and quilt making. She loved her card parties with “the group” and also with her family. She spent many happy times with all her grandchildren.
Arlene is survived by her children, Bob (Sheila) Beaurain, Sayner, Pat (Jeff) Buckmaster, De Pere, Jim (Mary) Beaurain, Casco, Ken (Deb) Beaurain, Casco, Kathy (Dale) Schley, Sturgeon Bay; grandchildren, Jen Engel, Atlanta, Susan (Casey) Pierce, Indianapolis, Kevin (Melissa) Buckmaster, Luxemburg, Laurie (Ryan) Maes, De Pere, Amy (Jesse) Jerabek, Casco, Michelle (Jared) Pamperin, Shiocton, Heather (Jonathan) Gartzke, Appleton, Justin (Amber) Puissant, New Franken, Sarah (Andy) Seidl, Luxemburg, Alex (Amanda) Beaurain, Stevens Point, Kaylyn (Dustin) Ackerman, Sturgeon Bay, Ryan (Mackenzie) Schley, Sturgeon Bay; sister-in-law, Ruth Esselman Nielson, Clinton; and 23 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Mel in 2001; daughter, Carol; grandson, Mark Buckmaster; parents, Henry and Clara Esselman; in-laws, Joe & Mary Beaurain; siblings, Ray, Fr. Al, Bill, Hillard (Eleanor) Esselman, Rosetta (Carroll) Rusch, Dolores (Vernon) Peroutky, Lucille (George) Ellinger, Clarice (Bill) Cotter; and brother-in-law Louis (Doris) Beaurain.
A visitation for family and friends will be held at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home – Casco, on Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 3-7 pm with a prayer service at 6:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Monday January 21, 2019 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church – Lincoln, from 9-11 am. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am with Fr. Edward Looney officiating. Entombment will follow at the Shrine of Good Shepherd Mausoleum in Green Bay. Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home in Casco is assisting the family. Online condolence messages may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com
The family would like to thank Sharon and Wayne DePeau and the staff at Fred & Mamies and also the staff at Sturgeon Bay Health Services – Dorchester. A special thank you to Dr. Paul Maes for his care of mom.
The family would like to thank Tim Kinnard from Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home for helping to honor Arlene and her family’s wish to further Alzheimer’s research through the Wisconsin Brain Donor Program.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Arlene’s name.