Phyllis Arts, age 82, of Cameron, Wis. passed away peacefully Thursday, September 30, 2021, at home surrounded by her family. Phyllis was born May 20, 1939, in Ladysmith, Wis., to Camiel and Elizabeth Lybert. She grew up in Tony, Wis., on her family’s farm. Phyllis graduated from Tony High School and later married Alan Arts on August 20, 1960. They eventually established their roots and raised their family in Cameron, Wis. She was a stay-at-home mother until her children were school age. She then joined the workforce and was employed at Ebner Box Factory for many years followed by a period of time at Leroy’s Bakery. She rounded out her working life in the kitchen at Cameron Elementary School. Phyllis’s pride and joy was love for her family. She spent countless hours at her children’s and grandchildren’s activities. Phyllis enjoyed spending her summer days in her garden and decorating for the holidays. She was a very faith-filled person, dedicated to her church community through participation in the choir, bringing her delicious pies to the annual church dinners and always being there to lend a helping hand when called upon. She was an avid fan of all sports including the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, Milwaukee Brewers, NASCAR and the Cameron Comets. Phyllis was well known and recognized for her impeccable sense of fashion and class. She found joy in giving back to her community through volunteerism; especially at the Cameron Food Pantry and Senior Center. Social activities were very important to her, and she had a large circle of friends.
Phyllis is survived by her children: Cynthia Arts-Strenke (Phil), Sandra Arts (Victoria), Randine Hargrave ( Roger), Jason Arts (Joan), Stacey Frolik (Scott), 11 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, sisters, Ruthann Dorava and Lucy (Edward) Burnette; sister-in-law, Sue (Robert) Farrell; brother- in-law, Emile (Blythe) Rinaldi, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband: Alan Arts, son: Mark Arts (Sandy), parents: Camiel and Elizabeth Lybert, as well as 3 brothers and 4 sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 8, 2021, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Cameron with Father Dennis Mullen officiating. A public visitation will be held on Thursday, October 7, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Rausch-Lundeen Funeral Home in Cameron and also two hours prior to the service Friday morning at the church. Private burial service will follow for the immediate family only. May she rest peacefully in the hands of the Lord.
The family respectfully requests the wearing of face masks and abiding by physical distancing to decrease the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Please do not attend any of the services if you are sick. Arrangements are with Rausch-Lundeen Funeral Homes, Cameron & Dallas.