Arlene Nowak

March 17th, 1940 to May 6th, 2022

Arlene May Nowak, 82, of Port Huron, died Friday, May 6, 2022.

She was born March 17, 1940 in Goodells to the late Carlos and Luela Payne. She married Thomas Nowak. He preceded her in death on March 18, 2006.

Arlene was a 1958 graduate of Port Huron High School. She was employed with MI Bell as a switchboard operator for many years. She enjoyed cruises and was very family oriented.

She is survived by five children, Kay Nowak, Brian (Mary) Nowak, Bonnie Nowak, Amy Nowak and Sarah (Stacy) Nowak; many grandchildren, including her four little girls, Keyera, Adriana, Aaliyah and Azareya; and several great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four siblings, Stanley Payne, Ronald Payne, Ellen Zaremba and Leslie Payne.

Private family services will be held in Lakeside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Arrangements are by Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home. To send condolences, visit

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