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“I am very sorry to learn of Arlene's passing. She was a dear friend of our family and she will be missed. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Jim Werderman - Houston, TX

“I am so sorry to hear of Arlene's passing. She was such a great lady and had the gift of gab. Always looked forward to her coming into office when...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Teri Dupuis - Kimball, MI

“My condolences to the Manzel family. I've known Arlene since I was a child. My grandmother, Kate Putze, lived across the street from the Manzel...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“My heart goes out to my family for your loss. My mother, Terry Manzel-Covert, shared this sad news with me. Though we lived too far away for me to...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Tamara (Manzel) Covert-Wright - AL

“I have many childhood memories of our family spending Sunday afternoons with Aunt Arlene, Grandpa Manzel "Sonny", Jackie, Bill, Chuck and...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Terry Manzel-Covert - Plant City, FL

“I spent so many days in my youth at Aunt Arlene's house. I have very fond memories of those times. My heart goes out to Jackie, Bill, Chuck, and Judy. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Sharon Manzel-Walker - FL

“i worked with her at presolite may god bless her and her family ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: bob marriott - stuart, FL


Arlene Jane Manzel, 90, of Port Huron, passed away peacefully at Marwood Manor on Saturday, January 20, 2018, just two days shy of her 91st birthday.

She was born January 22, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Harold T. and Florence (Schuman) Simpson. She married Jack Manzel on September 6, 1945 in Georgia. He preceded her in death on December 21, 1992.

Arlene graduated from Port Huron High School in January 1945. She was active in the Port Huron City Band in the 1940-1950's and was an accomplished trumpet/cornet player.

She retired from Prestolite Wire after 40 years of dedicated service.

Arlene loved to play bingo and the lottery and was a familiar, friendly face at several local stores. She also enjoyed bowling with several different local leagues throughout the years.

She is survived by her children, Jackquelyn (Michael) Santoro-Hunt of Sarnia, Ontario, William (Nit) Manzel of Burkburnett, Texas, Charles Manzel of Norfolk, Virginia and Judy (David) Fiedler of Port Huron; step-son, Donald (Cathy) Manzel of Irons, Michigan; step-daughter-in-law, Mary Manzel of Fort Gratiot; sister Carol (Fritz) Keener of Jeddo; and many adoring grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her brother, H. T. "Tom" Simpson, Jr;; sister, Jeanne Gantz; step-son, Robert Manzel; son-in-law, Loreto Santoro; and daughter-in-law, Char Manzel.

Arlene had a knack for becoming friends with everyone she met. She was "Aunt Arlene" to countless people. Her easy smile and gift of conversation will be sadly missed.

Cremation has taken place. At Arlene's request, there will be no services.

Arrangements are by Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.

For complete information visit Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.