Arlene F. Stenzel

Born: Sun., Jan. 15, 1928
Died: Mon., May 29, 2017


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Thu., Jun. 01, 2017
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Jun. 01, 2017
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel

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Arlene F. Stenzel, Mankato, died Monday, May 29, 2017 at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Mankato.  Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jay Dahlvang officiating.  Visitation will be held two hours prior to the services at Woodland Hills Funeral Home.  Interment will be at Woodland Hills Memorial Park.

Arlene was born January 15, 1928 to Arthur A. and Alma D. (Fischer) Zabel in Danville Township, Blue Earth County, Minnesota.  She graduated at the age of 16 from Minnesota Lake High School and then went on to attend the Minneapolis School of Business.  Arlene was united in marriage to Edward M. Stenzel on April 10, 1956 in Mankato.  She worked at Lundin Brothers Construction, Federated Insurance of Owatonna, Alter & Son in Davenport, Iowa, and Wells Lumber Company.  In her free time she enjoyed cooking, reading, movies, plays, dancing, embroidery, fishing, gardening, and she loved music.  She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church since 1963 and was a member of the American Legion Post #11 Ladies Auxiliary and the VFW Post #950 Ladies Auxiliary.

Arlene is survived by her daughter, Laurie H. Stenzel of Danville Township; son, Bryce O. Stenzel of St. Clair; sister, Dee J. (Burton) Eppen of Apple Valley; nephews, Allan (Nancy) Swenson, Mark Eshelman, and Scott Eppen, Jeff (Linda) Groskreutz,; nieces Linda (Joel) Geartner and Gayle (Tom) Dybvik;  grand nieces and nephews; and great grand nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward M. Stenzel; parents, Arthur A. and Alma D. Zabel; and sisters, Evelyn O. (Fred) Swenson and Dellora M. (Paul) Eshelman

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Martha Lindberg
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
Hi, Bryce, I am so saddened by the loss of your mother. She will be remembered for her steadiness and character. I am inspired by how you cared for her. May you be comforted by your memories and for hope of eternal reunion. - Martha

Mary Ann Stenzel
   Posted Thu June 01, 2017
Dear Laurie and Bryce, please accept our deep sympathy in the loss of your dear Mother. She will always be with you through all the memories you have of her. We are thinking about you both in prayer during this time. Lawrence & Mary Ann Stenzel

Colleen Ann Sullivan
   Posted Fri June 02, 2017
My sympathies to you in the loss of your mother. She raised a wonderful son. May you find comfort in your treasured memories of her.
Colleen Ann Sullivan - BetsyTacy Society member

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