Arvilla C. Tande, age 99, of Janesville died on Monday, November 11, 2013 at Cedar Crest Health Care Center.
She was born on June 10, 1914 in Vernon County, WI, Hillsboro Township, the daughter of the late Byron and Pheobe (Betts) Tande. She married Otto H. Tande in Hillsboro on May 31, 1934 and they had two children. He predeceased her in 1978. Arvilla and her husband moved to the Fontana area where over the years, she worked for Ben Franklin Stores, a grocery store and as a cook at a local resort, retiring when she turned 72. She then moved to Janesville and became a very active member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, where she put her cooking talents to work, serving many funeral dinners over the years.
Arvilla was a very caring, loving, and positive person, who had a very strong faith in God. She was very talented in crocheting, knitting, quilting and after moving to Cedar Crest, she learned ceramics. All of her family and friends will cherish her many pieces that she made for them.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Donna and Robert Ferguson of Janesville; grandchildren: Scott (Cher) Ferguson, Susan Olsen, Sandra (Allen) Wilkins, Pamela Carr, and Kim, Kitty, Kris, and Kelly Tande. She is further survived by her great grandchildren: Aaron ( Marisa Owen) Olsen, Brook (Steve) DeWalle, Melissa McKinley, Jenny Wilkins, Casey Carr, Brady Carr, Kyzer Dickerson, Ricky and AJ Vedvig, and Brittany, Kaylee and Kelsey Tande; six great-great grandchildren; and a very special nephew: Von Potts. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her son: Richard; two grandchildren: Kathy and Kay; two sisters and one brother.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, November 18, 2013 at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 2130 Mt. Zion Ave., Janesville, with Rev. Maribel Mariz Celiz officiating. Burial will be at Fassett Cemetery in Edgerton. Visitation will be on Monday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the church.
10 - 11 AM on Monday, November 18, 2013 at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 2130 Mt. Zion Ave., Janesville
11:00 AM on Monday, November 18, 2013 at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 2130 Mt. Zion Ave., Janesville
Fassett Cemetery in Edgerton