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Arlene Troyer Rees

Arlene Troyer Rees, 77, passed away June 7, 2022. She is survived by her beloved husband and cherished companion of more than thirty years, Richard “Dick” Rees. Arlene loved her home state of Indiana and her adopted home of Charlotte, North Carolina. Arlene’s passion for science led her to a career as a medical technician in laboratories from Chicago to Indianapolis and Saudi Arabia. Arlene loved to travel, not just to see new places, but to learn about the lives of the people she met. From the Panama Canal to Alaska, from small streets in tiny European villages to ancient ruins in Mexico, Arlene’s smile and curiosity gathered new friends to her life wherever she wandered.


Arlene’s legacy lives on in the people who loved her. To recognize Arlene’s scientific curiosity and contributions, as well as her fight with dementia, donations may be made in her name to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W., Liburn, Georgia 30047. “The song has ended, but the melody lingers on.”


Arrangements entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation OPtions of Schiller Park, IL 


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