Arlene Ruth (Borchert) Larson

New Glarus / Verona - Arlene R. Larson, age 84, died on September 11, 2017.

She was born on November 20, 1932 at the Madison General Hospital in Madison, WI.  Arlene was the daughter of  Helen Harriet Annen and Carl Frank Borchert. She grew up on a small farm in the town of Fitchburg, WI on Borchert Road, which was named after her family. She attended Maple Corners Elementary school which included a walk up the hill both ways and graduated from Verona High School in 1951. She started working at the Department of Transportation in 1951. After 45 years of dedicated service she retired. She continued to work part-time at Walmart in Madison to get the amazing deals on “Pepsi” and “toilet paper”. She found great pride in spending time with her family and watching her grandchildren grow up. She had a huge love for birds, and she enjoyed watching them from her front window. There was never a day that she missed either recording or watching her daily episodes of her “soaps”.

She is survived by her son, Scott (Lori) Larson of Belleville; granddaughters, Brooke Larson of Belleville and Leslie (Casey) McLaughlin of Evansville; great granddaughter, Teagan McLaughlin of Evansville; her sister, Lois Wagner of Verona and her brother, Ronald (Agnes) Borchert of Dodgeville, along with several nieces and nephews who she will be missed dearly by.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Carl and Helen Borchert; brother, Robert Borchert; sisters, Janice Borchert and Delores Borchert.

A Visitation is planned for Saturday, September 16, 2017 at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 220 Enterprise Rd, in Verona, WI from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

A special thank you to the nursing staff at the New Glarus home and to Agrace hospice for their compassionate care they provided Arlene. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home

& Cremation Services

Verona Chapel


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