Arlene Ann Laraway, 84

Arlene Ann Laraway, 84, of Pullman, Michigan passed away October 31, 2019 peacefully in her home surrounded by family. She was born December 19, 1934 to Sigfried Mattson and Ida Mae Vanderbough in South Haven. Arlene married Royal “Babe” Laraway on November 26, 1954 and they shared 65 years of marriage before her passing. Arlene later became the owner and cook of Arlene’s Cuisine at Pizza Plus in Pullman. She was an exceptional cook, known for her spaghetti, potato salad, turkey dressing, and beef and noodles. Arlene also ran a daycare out of her home and was a former member of the Bloomingdale School Board. She was an avid reader.

She is preceded in death by her parents, son – Terry Laraway, and sisters – Ione May, Dorothy Mattson, and Marilyn Laraway.

Arlene is survived by her Husband, Royal “Babe” Laraway; Children, Sharon (Gary Gordon) Laraway, Gordon of Lake Ann, Debbie (Doug Bale) Laraway, Tom Laraway, and Tim (Jodie) Laraway, all of Pullman; 22 grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren.

A visitation took place Monday, Nov. 4, at Filbrandt Family Funeral Home in South Haven. Funeral Services were Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Casco United Methodist Church with Pastor Jodi Cartwright officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to one’s favorite literacy charity or to the Terry Laraway Memorial Fund at P.O. Box 4, Pullman, MI 49450.

Arlene will be laid to rest at Lee Township Cemetery in Lee Township. Kindly share thoughts and memories on the family’s online guestbook at The family is being helped by the Filbrandt Family Funeral Home in South Haven, (269) 637-0333.



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