Rood, Arlene D., Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at her home surrounded by her family. She was 87 years old. Arlene Wackerly was born March 25, 1922 in Auburn, MI to the late Ralph and Julia (Kifpmiller) Wackerly. She married Stewart M. Rood on March 29, 1941. He preceded her in death on March 31,1956.Arlene was a loving and devoted mother who dedicated herself to raising her family. She had a love and passion for playing BINGO, especially with her daughters. Arlene was also an outstanding Euchre player.   She is survived by her children: Joseph C. (Jerrilyn) Rood; Ralph (Judy) Rood, Julia Garno, Stewart (Judy) Rood, Jr., and Jennifer (Ronald) Milburn; 12 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 2 brothers: Ralph (Agness) Wackerly and Donald Wackerly; and a sisters-in-law, Marie Wackerly and Lillian Rood; brother-in-law, Robert (Katherine) Rood.   Arlene was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Dwayne Garno; brothers: Art, Albert, Elmer, William, James, Robert, John and Carl; sisters: Leona Kent and Doris Rohn.  A funeral service for Arlene will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 1, 2010 at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State). Rev. Paul R. Hinz will officiate with burial to follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call at the Deisler Funeral Home on Sunday, February 28, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan Health Systems, Ann Arbor Clinic, 1000 Wall St., Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through www.DeislerFuneralHome.com.