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Arlene K. Chapin

May 7, 1935 — October 27, 2021

Arlene K. Chapin, age 86 of Oshkosh, passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at Ascension Mercy Hospital-Oshkosh. Arlene was born in Oshkosh on May 7, 1935 to the late Joseph and Florence (Petri) Vowels. She was united in marriage on February 9, 1952 to Roger Chapin at Grace Lutheran Church.

Arlene and Roger’s love story started in December of 1949 with the throwing of a snowball, and a shake of a finger. From there, the young couple became inseparable. Together they raised a family, they traveled the world, they suffered hardships, but overall, they shared an undeniable and pure love for many years.

Arlene adored her family. Growing up, she was always with her siblings. As she got older, she lived out the important role of being a homemaker and mother. When she wasn’t taking care of things at home, she was taking care of her parents. She and her mother were best friends.

She was a gem who would light up any room she entered. She loved others more than life, she had a great sense of humor, and was liked by anyone who met her.

She is lovingly survived by her husband of nearly 70 years, Roger Chapin; children: Cindy Scott, Todd Chapin, and Bret Chapin; eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren; sister: Sharon Jones; sisters-in-law: Betty and Grace Vowels, Nancy (Wilbur) Vandersee; fur-baby: Wrigley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers: Richard (Birdie), Melvin, and Joseph Jr Vowels; son-in-law: Daniel Scott; brother-in-law: John Jones.

A private family service will be held in the future.

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