Arleen L. Hutcherson (Nee Muehleisen)

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Arleen L.

Arleen Hutcherson (nee Muehleisen) formerly of Shorewood, WI went to heaven on September 19, 2022. Arleen was 90 years old, one month shy of her 91st birthday. Arleen was the loving mother of Patricia Tajnai (Steve) & beloved grandmother of Alex and Aaron (Elise) Tajnai. Additionally, Arleen leaves behind a sister, Suzanne Coffey and a niece Patricia Coffey both of which reside in Seattle, WA.


After graduating from Shorewood High School, Arleen went on to study at Marquette University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Afterwards, Arleen found employment with AT&T as a Service Representative. She stayed with AT&T, loyally for 30 years. After retirement, Arleen focused on another lifelong yearning, that was painting. Arleen did extremely well as a painter, subsequently winning many ribbons at the Wisconsin State Fair. Other areas of enjoyment for Arleen included: music, gardening, swimming, playing Scrabble,  bird watching, reading, taking care of animals, skiing into her 60’s & spending time with her family.


Per Arleen’s request, no funeral services will be held. Memorials may be made to the Wisconsin Humane Society.


Special thanks to the nurse’s at St. Lukes Hospital for taking care of Arleen in her final days.


  1. Aaron Tajnai September 24, 2022 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    I will always remember my grandmother for her love and kindness towards me. Grandma Arleen was a wonderful grandma & I will miss her everyday. I look forward to the day that I will see her again. Love you always grandma!!

  2. Patricia Coffey September 27, 2022 at 10:27 am - Reply

    Aunt Arleen was always my favorite auntie! Arleen was a fun-loving and vivacious person. I have fond memories of visiting Milwaukee with my mom and staying with Arleen. We would always go dancing! I especially loved the polka dancing! One time we went to Summerfest; another time we went to Door County to visit long-lost relatives. Arleen was a superb seamstress and gifted my two girls adorable hand-sewn dresses when they were toddlers. I share her love of fabric and textiles and always admired her amazing color-coordinated outfits. During my time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa, I crafted a holiday decoration from a kit and sent it to Arleen. I was so touched to see it hanging in her kitchen the next time I visited her. I’ll never forget the way Arleen smiled and giggled and got a sparkle in her eye when she talked about her various adventures. She was an adventure girl and kindred spirit for sure! I wish I could have joined her on more adventures. I will miss her presence in my life and will keep her bright, shining memory alive! Love and hugs to you always, Arleen!

  3. Suzanne Coffey September 27, 2022 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    Dear sister Arleen, May you rest in peace without worry or pain. I will miss you and joyfully remember our time together. With love, Suzanne

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