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Vera Pauline (Turner) Arnsmeier, 91, of Rockford, was called home on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, in Swedish American Hospital. She was born May 19, 1925, in Piggott, Arkansas; the daughter of Robert and Vivian (Birchett) Turner. She married Fredrick F. Arnsmeier on September 20, 1975; he predeceased her October 19, 1984. Vera was employed with J.L. Clark Company for over 25 years. She was a longtime member of Brooke Road United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her children, Donald Norman and Marie (Don) Lawrence; grandchildren, Rebecca, Judith, Cathy, Shannon, Natalia, April, Amanda, Jeffrey, Tina, Carie, and Jennifer; and several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Gerald, Richard, Galen "Bill", and Zeffie "Zeke" Turner, and Ethel Niswonger. Also predeceased by her first husband, Lloyd Norman; daughter, Wanda Lucille Parker; brothers, Donald Evert, Robert Clawd Jr., and Dalas and Charles Turner; sister, Peggy Turner; and granddaughter, Tiffany.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesdy, January 4 , 2017, in Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 2nd Ave., Rockford, IL. Burial in Stillman Valley Cemetery, Stillman Valley . Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in Fred C. Olson Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials to American Cancer Society, 4312 E. State St. Suite 1 Rockford, IL 61107. To share a memory or online condolence, visit Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd.

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