Obituary of Helen F. Arquette
Helen Freda Arquette (Menning) of Waukesha, WI was born in Catawba, WI on May 29, 1932 passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on October 12, 2022 at the age of 90.
Helen is one of fourteen children born to Gustav K. Menning Jr. and Sophia M. (Strobl) Menning.
Helen met and married her Soulmate Rodney in Catawba. Married at seventeen she was whisked away to Germany to start her married life as a military wife. She had two children while in Europe and after they returned stateside, she had one more child.
They settled in the town of Delafield where they resided until 2021.
She worked many jobs from retail to waitressing while her children were young. She worked for Borden’s for many years until they closed their Waukesha operation. She then worked for Husco Int. where she retired after 28 years of service working as the second shift lead lady in Sub assembly for the majority of her career. Enjoying their retirement Mom and Dad would Snowbird in Mesa, AZ.
Enjoying Family and Friends was the most important to them. Her loving children will miss her immensely.
She is survived by her children; Jeanette (Gary) Darrah, Dennis (Kathy) Arquette, Karen Pochinski.
Grandchildren; Kelly (Kevin) Gleizier, April (Keith) Fuchs, Tim (Amy) Arquette, Kristine Louden, Christopher Platke, Amanda Platke, Katie (Frank) Robb, Amber Pochinski, great grandchildren; Stephanie (Reid) Gottschalk,Nicolas Gleizier, Natalie, Harrison, Brian Francis, Aaiden and Jaxston Ofarrill, Izabella LaMarche, Benjamin, David and Daniel Jimenez, Elena and Tripp Robb, great great granddaughter; Julia Marie Gottschalk. She is further survived by her sisters Mildred Kempen, Marion Zeller, Violet Hunkins, Adeline Springsteen. Brothers Kenneth Menning, Lawrence Menning, Herman Menning. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews whom she loved deeply. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Rodney Arquette,son in law Larry Pochinski, great grandson Erick, her parents Gustav and Sophia Menning, sisters Sophie Peters, LaVerne Martin, infant sister Susan Marie Menning. Brothers Clarence Menning, Robert Menning, Ted Menning.
The visitation for Helen is going to be held from 9:00 a.m. until the start of services at 11:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 470 N Oak Crest Drive Wales, WI. In lieu of flowers memorials are appreciated to Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
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