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Arlene S. Reta

September 27, 1928 December 7, 2017
Arlene S. Reta
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Arlene Reta
Of Arlington Heights
Arlene Reta was born on September 27, 1928, in the Upper Peninsula, Michigan to Toivo and Olive (nee Hutula) Salli. She died December 7, 2017, at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.

Arlene was a proud Yooper and Finlander, she embodied Finnish SISU. After graduation from high school, she left the U.P. for the big city of Chicago where she met her husband at the Bit of Finland. After beginning a family, in 1959 they moved to the Hasbrook neighborhood in Arlington Heights, where neighbors became friends and those friends became family. She believed she coined the phrase “I may not always be right, but I’m never wrong”, and she rarely was. In her 89 years, she shared her wisdom and sage advice with her children, grandchildren, friends and anyone else who could benefit from it. She entertained us all with her “Arlene-isms”, which were bountiful and priceless.

She is survived by her children, Sallie, Debbie, Michelle and Steven, grandchildren, Nicole, Chad, Gina, Quincy, Isabel, Joey and Christian, great-grandchildren, Caralina, Elinor and Joshia, siblings, Carlyle, Leona, Russell, Tommy and Christine and many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Arlene is preceded in death by her husband Alex Reta; her brothers Kenny and Raymond Salli and by her parents.

A celebration of Arlene's life will be held Saturday, December 16, 2017, from 11 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road, (4 blocks south of Palatine Road) Arlington Heights. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you pay forward Arlene’s love and generosity to the charity of your choice or through random acts of kindness.

Funeral information and condolences www.GlueckertFH.com <http://www.glueckertfh.com/> or (847) 253-0168


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Memorial Visitation

Saturday

16

Dec

11:00 AM 12/16/2017 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 12/16/2017 1:00:00 PM
Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.

1520 N. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.
1520 N. Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights 60004 IL
United States

Memorial Service

Saturday

16

Dec

1:00 PM 12/16/2017 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 12/16/2017 2:00:00 PM
Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.

1520 N. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.
1520 N. Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights 60004 IL
United States
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