Arlene E. Connell

October 22, 1933December 25, 2018

Arlene E. Connell, age 85, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2018 in Muskegon. She was born on October 22, 1933 in Muskegon to the late Peter and Edna (Raisanen) Lahnala. On December 30, 1950 she married Harry Connell and he preceded her in death. Arlene has been a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Muskegon for 68 years and was a member of Muskegon Eagles Auxillary #668, Viking Linnne’ #57 and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed frequenting casinos, bowling and spending her winters in Florida. Arlene is survived by her son Dale (Deborah) Connell, two brothers Gerald (Barbara) and Tom (Dee) Lahnala, six grandchildren, many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband she is preceded in death by a daughter Karen Connell. There will be a funeral service on Monday, December 31, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Ever Rest Funeral Home and Chapel with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be at the Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


  • Visitation Monday, December 31, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 31, 2018

Arlene E. Connell

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Joanne Pierson

January 5, 2019

We were so sorry to learn of Arlene's passing. Always enjoyed her company -- her lovely smile and warm heart. She was such a kind woman. Our hearts go out to all. Kindest regards, Joanne and Pete Pierson

Kim Woodwyk Beber

December 31, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss of your Mother. I have found memories of both Arlene and Harry over the years. Special people in my families life when I was younger. My sympathy to all of you. Kim Beber (Jerry Woodwyk's daughter)


December 29, 2018

Arlene was truly a kind and wonderful person. We will miss her immensely. Peace to all. Sarah & Jim DeCleene

Hartley and Laura Collins

December 27, 2018

Dale, Deb, Jerry, Barb, Tom, Dee and Arlene's grandchildren: Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with the family. We will forever keep the memory of cousin Arlene in our hearts. We enjoyed visiting with her and seeing her at the Lahnala family reunions. She will be missed. She was a beautiful person. With Heartfelt Sympathy, Hartley and Laura