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Arlene G. Salik

Arlene Gail Salik, age 63, of Wyoming, was called to her heavenly home on Thursday, January 9, 2020.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 10 years, John.  She will be lovingly remembered by her son, Matt Salik; sisters, Karen Sietsema, Ruth Garcia; niece; Briana Haus, nephew, Gervacio (Rachel) Garcia; great-nephews, Benjamin Haus, Colby Lee Garcia; great- niece, Ella Maria Garcia; many dear cousins and friends.  Arlene was a true giver and volunteered many, many hours for Special Olympics.  She coached, mentored, judged and fostered many Special Olympians.  Arlene was an Assistant Director for Special Olympics Area 12. She was a Jenison High School graduate and attended many classes at GVSU and Davenport University to gain the skills needed to be an office manager and payroll accountant.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 11 am at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr. SW with Pastor Dennis Gilbert officiating.  Interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens at a later date.  Relatives and friends may meet the family on Monday from 4:30-7:30 pm at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to Special Olympics Area 12.

  1. My condolences to the Salik family and to all of Area 12. Arlene was a great coach in all the sports she participated in. So sorry for your loss.

    - Alex Nordin
  2. My sympathy to Arlene’s son, Matt; her sisters; and all of the people who loved her. I worked with Arlene for many years and remember her as kind and good-hearted. She loved being a coach for Special Olympics and had a great fondness for her teams and athletes. RIP, Arlene. You will be missed by a lot of people.

    - Lisa Platschorre
  3. Arlene was one of the all time great Special Olympics volunteers. I believe she and her sisters were volunteers when I began working with Special Olympics in 1980. She will be missed by many and will always be remembered for her contributions. RIP Arlene. Job well done.

    - Lois Arnold
  4. Arlene will be missed by all of us in area 12 and her family. We love n miss u mother. You were and always will be the best

    - Steve rouiller
  5. Arlene was a great coach and helper. We played her team for several years, in soccer and, I believe she coached polyhockey and perhaps volleyball and or softball, too. She will certainly be missed. Our condolences: Juan Gonzales and myself. Good job, Arlene!

    - David Kuckhahn

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