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Arlys “Arly” J. Rishel, age 88, of Kaneville, passed away peacefully into the arms of her savior, Saturday, March 10, 2018. Finally reunited with her husband Everett, she is now free to claim the promise of her Savior. She was born on March 9, 1930, in Bennett Valley, WI, to proud parents Albert and Selma (Wik) Sloat. Arly grew up in many states, and in many areas around Elburn, attending schools in each. Arly was united in marriage to Dana Cox in 1949. They were blessed with two children, Sally and Ricka, who joined their new older brother Charles, known as Butch, to make the family complete. They made their home in Yates City, IL, before moving north to the Elburn area. Eventually their paths would separate, but Arly found love once again with Everett Rishel. They were married first in the mid 1960â€™s and then again in 1972 when their love blossomed anew. Arly and Everett began living in Sugar Grove before building a home in Kaneville. Arly worked “the corner” (in her words) as a waitress at Carlsonâ€™s for many years, but she was also employed at National Electronics for a time as an inspector. Retirement beckoned in 1976 leaving Arly more time to play cards, search for garage sales and specialize in “Stubborn”. Arly loved to play cards (and rumor has it, cheat, a time or two), but she always played it straight when it came to garage sales. She could sniff out a deal from a mile away and never came home empty handed. She loved to watch NASCAR, especially Mark Martin, her very own Chicago Bears but nothing came in between Arly and her beloved Chicago Cubs. Many games ended with her in the bathroom, yelling through the door, asking “What happened and whatâ€™s the score?!” Her time in the kitchen was epic as she could cook anything and everything. She excelled at making rosettes, potato salad and Krubs, a Norwegian potato dumpling as big as a softball with the weight of a shotput. Arly was never shy about spoiling her grandkids and great-grandkids rotten and left enough room for her Chihuahuas, who also shared a special place in her heart. Arly was memorable for so many reasons, itâ€™s no wonder that she will live on in the stories and cherished memories of those she loved. She is survived by two children: Charles “Butch” (Joann) Sloat and Sally Fisher; six grandchildren: Danny (Carrie) Fisher, Robert (Lisa) Sloat, Jason (Michelle) Fisher, Shaun (Beth) Fisher, Kimberly (Cameron) Cote and Nicole (Ozzy) Samaniego; five great-grandchildren: Brian Schnaitman, Tyler Fisher, Abigail Samaniego, Brittany Fisher and Tony Samaniego; many nieces, nephews and a family of friends. Arly is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Selma Sloat; her husband Everett Rishel; one daughter Ricka Cox; seven siblings: Mary Wardlow, Lucille Onstad, Jerry Sloat, Carol Indergand, Albert “Junior” Sloat, Richard Sloat, and Doreen Horn.Visitation will be from 12-2 p.m., Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL, 60119. A service to celebrate her life will follow at 2 p.m. Private family burial will follow cremation at a later date. All those attending are encouraged to wear their Chicago Cubs gear in honor of Arly. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Arlyâ€™s name. Checks may be made to the “Arlys Rishel Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address, the Conley Funeral Home Facebook Page, or see her full life story at www.conleycare.com.
A service to celebrate her life will follow at 2 p.m.., Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL, 60119. All those attending are encouraged to wear their Chicago Cubs gear in honor of Arly.
Visitation will be from 12-2 p.m., Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL, 60119
Private family burial will follow cremation at a later date.