Arlene C. Takes, 85, of Cedar Rapids, passed to eternal rest Thursday, March 9, 2023. Visitation will be held at St. Pius X Church from 11-1 pm, Fri March 24th with funeral mass following, and Graveside service at Mount Calvary Cemetery immediately after.
Arlene was born on September 17, 1937. She began her career at Clinton Engines where she met her husband, Earl Takes. Her greatest love was being a housewife, raising their 6 children, along with showering their 20 grandchildren with the same love and attention. She continued as a bookkeeper and shared in the responsibilities of Professional Repair & Remodeling and Emerson Delivery.
Arlene always had a special kind of luck. Her home was forever tidy and her kitchen fully stocked. She endured a lot and showed great toughness through all of life’s trials. Her faith carried her and sustained her through the end.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Earl, siblings Tommy, Ronnie, RoseAnn, and Loras (Dutsy). Surviving Siblings: Ken Koppes and Jim Koppes. She was the daughter of the late Herbert Koppes & Frances (Moorman) Koppes and stepmother Erma (Kelchen) Koppes.
Left to cherish her memory are her Children: Dan (Debbie) Takes, Sue (Mike) Gillen, Steve (Courtney) Takes, Dave (Jill) Takes, LeeAnn (Dan) O’Keefe, and Diana (Mike) Haake.