Born: February 15, 1934 - Deceased: July 1, 2023
Arlene Ann Freeark, (Goalby), nee Kvaale, 89, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 1, 2023 in her home in Belleville, IL. She was born February 15, 1934, to Leif and Ann, nee Gavlick, Kvaale and was raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Arlene graduated from Washburn High School, Minneapolis, MN in 1951. She attended The University of Minnesota.
Arlene enjoyed socializing with her many friends and was a member of the St. Clair Country Club. Her contributions to the lives of many include President of the St. Clair County Legal Association, President of the Belleville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and she was a 38 year member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter GM, Belleville and was President during the years 1994-1996. Her widely varied interests included thoroughbred horse racing, golf, traveling, and maintaining her beautiful homes in Belleville and California.
She was preceded in death by her:
- Parents, Leif and Ann, nee Gavlick
- Her 3 husbands:
- Thomas Abeln
- Ray H. Freeark
- Robert Goalby
She is survived by her:
- Three children:
- Kathy (Keith) Lance of Southport, NC
- Steve (Terri) Abeln of Sebastian, FL
- Ann (Dennis) Nadler of O’Fallon, IL
- Kye (Paige) Goalby of St. Louis, MO
- Kelly (Julia) Goalby of St. Simons Island, GA
- Kevin Goalby of St. Louis, MO
- Brother, Ron Kvaale of St. Cloud, MN
- 8 great grandchildren
Arlene was surrounded by love and will be fondly remembered by her family and many friends.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: BJC Hospice, 2220 South State Hwy 157 Suite 300, Glen Carbon, IL 62034
Visitation: Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 22nd from 1:00 -3:00 p.m. at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.
Celebration of Life: Celebration of life will be held Saturday, July 22nd at 3:00 p.m. at Kurrus Funeral Home.