Arlie J. Schwoch passed away on Saturday June 17th in Eau Claire, WI.
Arlie Jeanne Veum was born at Sacred Heart Hospital January 3rd, 1940, the youngest child of Willma (Lowe) and James Veum Sr., and baby sister to Hjordis and “Jimmy”.
Arlie grew up in the town of Pleasant Valley and attended the Kneeland School in rural Eau Claire County. She then went to Eau Claire Senior High, and was proud to be one of the Valedictorians of the Class of 1957. She attended UW Eau Claire as part of the rural teachers’ program, graduating with an Elementary Education degree and minoring in Library Science. She taught 5th grade in Augusta for 10 years. After a few years off for the birth of her second child she returned to teaching as a sub for the Osseo school district, and was a regular sub at Foster school until it closed. An avid reader, she was a frequent visitor at the Osseo Public Library. She got a part-time job there, and later became the director, a job she cherished for 34 years before her retirement at age 70.
While attending college she worked at the Crossroads Café and the Crosstown Supper Club. At Fourniers’ Ballroom on June 19th 1959 she met the love of her life Dale Schwoch. They married on March 4th 1961 in Augusta and had 60 wonderful years together until Dale passed in 2021. They raised two daughters, Laurie and Connie. They bought a farm near Foster in 1966, where they lived until 2018 when they moved to an apartment in Osseo. She had been living at Heritage Court in Eau Claire since October of 2020.
Arlie inherited her love of books and learning, reading and writing from her mother Willma, who was also a teacher, and her sense of humor, love of dancing and meeting people from her Norwegian father Jim.
She always had a book with her and always read before bed and in her spare time. She loved a good romance, historical fiction, and mysteries. She read other material as well even if she didn’t care for it because she wanted to be a good librarian.
Arlie was known for her quick sense of humor and enjoyment of people, her family most of all. She was a devoted wife and mother, friend to many, and especially enjoyed her role as Grandma.
She will be sadly missed by her daughters Laurie (Pat) Boehm of Eau Claire and Connie (Dan) Solfest of Strum, grandchildren Ryan and Lindsey Boehm and Katie (Avery) Buggert and Jacob Solfest, and a new great grandson Hank Buggert. She is also survived by her brother James Veum Jr. of Franklin, MA and sister Hjordis Olson of Janesville, WI. She is further survived by brothers in law Dean (Virginia) and Harvey (Pat) Schwoch of Augusta and sister in law Wilma Bird of Amery, and several nieces and nephews.
Arlie was preceded in death by husband Dale, her parents, brother in law Floyd Olson and sister in law Carol Veum.
Always practical, she wrote most of this.
The family would like to thank Heritage Court for all the good care she received there these past 2 ½ years.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 22, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Pleasant Valley Methodist Church at S12166 Hillview Rd, Eleva, WI . Burial will be in the Union Cemetery. Friends may call 1 hour prior to services Thursday at the church. Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta is assisting the family.
Online condolences can be left at www.andersonfhaugusta.com