Natalee Marie Arff

December 10, 1948May 6, 2022
Obituary of Natalee Marie Arff
Natalee Marie Arff, 73, of Peoria, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2022 at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria with her children by her side. She was born on December 10, 1948 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Graydon and Elaine (Jacobsen) Vakiner. She married Dwayne Arff on February 26, 1972 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He preceded her in death on November 15, 2010. She is survived by her children, Amy Kahrs of Washington, Shelley (Brian Cosgrove) Hebert of Western Springs, and Steve (Emily) Arff of Wildwood, MO; seven grandchildren, Evan and Corinna Kahrs, Cameron and Owen Hebert, Graydon, Graham, and Charlotte Arff; her siblings, Susan (Doug) Shaver, Lois (Kevin) Vanek and John (Monica) Vakiner; two sisters-in-law, Mardelle (Richard) Bergsten and Alane (Ron) Johns; and many nieces and nephews. Natalee was preceded in death by her parents. After graduating from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, where she met Dwayne, Natalee worked as a medical technologist in the microbiology lab of Methodist Medical Center for many years. She was an active member of Salem Lutheran Church in Peoria, a longtime member of the church's book group, and a member of the Heart of Illinois Via de Cristo. Natalee and Dwayne’s love for traveling ensured they took their family to all parts of this country and then later they traveled to many parts of this country and the world with their dear friends. Natalee enjoyed sewing and knitting and any type of craft activity, especially in later years, ones she could do with her grandchildren. Most of all, Natalee loved being a mother and a grandmother. Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 11:30 AM at Salem Lutheran Church in Peoria with visitation two hours prior at the church and lunch to follow. Burial will follow at Parkview Cemetery in Peoria. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Davison-Fulton-Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Arff family.

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