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Resurrection Funeral Home

40800 Hayes Road, Clinton Township, MI

OBITUARY

Arlene G. Biggs

December 13, 1925November 7, 2019

Arlene G. Biggs (nee Cudnau), age 93, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Floyd; loving mother of David (Cheryl), Marcia, Glenn (Kerri), Valerie, and Sheila (Paul); dear grandmother of James, Jason, Steven, Danielle, Cortney; and great-grandmother of 7.

Visitation will be held 3 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes, Clinton Twp., MI. A funeral mass will take place on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 10 AM at St. Therese of Lisieux Church, 48115 Schoenherr, Shelby Twp., MI. Please share a memory with the family at www.resurrectionfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • the late Floyd Biggs, Husband
  • David (Cheryl), Marcia, Glenn (Kerri), Valerie & Sheila (Paul), Children
  • James, Jason, Steven, Danielle & Cortney, Grandchildren
  • Also survived by 7 Great Grandchildren

Services

12 November

Visitation

3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Resurrection Funeral Home

40800 Hayes Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038

12 November

Rosary Service

7:00 pm

Resurrection Funeral Home

40800 Hayes Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038

13 November

In State

9:30 am - 10:00 am

St. Therese of Lisieux Parish

48115 Schoenherr Rd
Shelby Township, MI 48315

13 November

Funeral Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am

St. Therese of Lisieux Parish

48115 Schoenherr Rd
Shelby Township, MI 48315

Memories

Arlene G. Biggs

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Diane Brown

November 11, 2019

Sending condolences and love to the Biggs family. I have fond memories of Mrs. Biggs when I would hang out with Marcia at their house. She always let me and my mom pick grape leaves along her backyard! So sorry for your loss.

Marcia Biggs

November 11, 2019

Marcia Biggs

November 11, 2019

Marcia Biggs

November 11, 2019

Marcia Biggs

November 11, 2019


ArleneCudnau was born to Gertrude Bishop and Nobert Cudnau in December of 1925 in Detroit. Although she lost her mother at the age of 5, she was loved and cared for by her Aunt Annie Vollmer and was raised with cousins in a happy family.
Arlene loved music and dancing her entire life. She met Floyd Biggs, the love of her life, at a dance hall and they danced together for the next 60 years – everything from swing and ballroom to square dancing, she always wanted to dance. Music was always in her head as she was well known as a “hummer” … one always knew where she was by just listening for the humming. She claimed she did not know she was doing it, but there was always a tune in her head.
Arlene said Floyd was handsome, funny, kind and a great dancer and they were immediately drawn to each other. They married shortly after meeting in 1948.
Arlene was loved by all who met her. Her kindness, unselfishness and happy-go-lucky attitude drew friends easily. She always had a smile on her face and was a natural mother to her five children. Her house and yard were always filled with neighborhood kids. Arlene was an impeccable dresser who loved to coordinate her outfits to the smallest detail. From her nose to her toes she matched perfectly – including earrings, lipstick, socks and shoes.
Arlene and Floyd traveled extensively across the country and around the world. They were avid campers spending countless weekends with their many camping friends. Arlene was happiest in those days sitting by the campfire with her girlfriends sharing laughs over a bottle of Ripple.
She instilled in her children a sense of responsibility, working for many years as a legal secretary. She was creative too, always trying out hobbies from painting and ceramics to sewing and macramé. Her beautiful macramé lawn chairs survive to this day and bring many compliments.
She and Floyd celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2008.

Marcia Biggs

November 11, 2019

barry and deanna moser

November 8, 2019

To the entire Biggsy Bunch plus, Our sympathies for the loss of your Mom, and Grandma Arlene [Arkey]. We remember her fondly when she was living in Florida, or was present at your gatherings and in your family Caribbean cruise together that she arranged a few years ago. We enjoyed our conversations with her. She was a classy lady and we are sure she will be missed. May all your good memories sustain you and comfort you now and in the years ahead. May God bless you and comfort you. Love, Barry & Deanna.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY