Obituaries

Arlene Ann Fuesz

July 7, 1944 - August 25, 2019

Arlene Ann Fuesz, 75, of Batavia passed away Sunday, August 25, 2019 at her home.  She was born July 7, 1944 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Richard and Mabel (Targos) Preiss.  Arlene was united in marriage to Richard Fuesz January 4, 1964 at St. Eugene Catholic Church, Chicago, IL. 

She is survived by her loving husband Richard; three children Christine Beier, Peter (Lisa) Fuesz and Emily (Dan) Wurtz; seven grandchildren, Ashely “Willow” (Dalen) and Corin (Barnaby) Beier, Renee and  Gwendolyn Fuesz, Samuel, Olivia, and Clare Wurtz; two sisters Diane (Ray) McNamara and Bonita Minaglia.

She worked for many years as a teacher’s aide in Special Education and retired to a life of service within her church and community. Her life’s passion was centered on faith and family. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and traveling with her husband.

Visitation will be held 4-8 pm Wednesday, August 28th at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 South Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL.

Funeral services will begin with prayers 10 am Thursday, August 29th from Moss Family Funeral Home before proceeding to Holy Cross Catholic Church 2300 Main Street to celebrate Mass at 10:30 am.  Interment will follow in Arlington Cemetery, Elmhurst, IL. 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the National MS Society, www.nationalmssociety.org 

Guest Book

  • Patricia Saito-Stewart The Fuesz family were close neighbors and good friends for a number years. Arlene and I babysat for one another a lot. She loved her kids and I'm sure her grandchildren gave her great joy; her smile and hugs will be greatly missed.
  • Andy Peters Growing up in rural central Wisconsin the Fueszs were our closest neighbors all through my early childhood. I easily spent as much time playing there as I did my own house. I have a ton of great memories of Arlene and her family. My heart goes out to her and I know she's in a better place.
  • Gregory Hirsch I loved my "aunt" Arlene. We have great memories of our families spending time on the farm together as kids. Praying for her family
  • Bruce Anderson I worked with Rich and saw Arlene on many occasions in a work setting and at home. She was such a sweet kind woman who loved her family and her Lord, Peace to the family and friends.
  • Nancy Brenski Arlene and I worked together in the Confirmation program at the old Holy Cross. What a wonderful, caring lady ! She will be greatly missed.
  • Sandra Wurtz Arlene was a kind, generous, loving person. I was lucky enough to share grandchildren with her. She was always a joy to be around and will be sorely missed.