Arlend Denzel

Born: Mon., Jun. 25, 1934
Died: Thu., Mar. 5, 2020


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 11, 2020
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Home

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Thu., Mar. 12, 2020
Location: Bethlehem Lutheran

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Arlend Denzel, 85, Mankato, died March 5, 2020 at Hillcrest Rehabilitation Center.  Memorial services will be held on Thursday, March 12th at 11:00 AM at Bethlehem Lutheran church in Mankato, MN.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 11th from 4-7 PM at Woodland Hills Funeral Home and one hour prior to service at the church.  Interment will be at Glenwood Cemetery at a later date.

Arlend was born June 25, 1934 to Stanley and Adeline (Hanson) Denzel in Mankato.  He graduated from Mankato High School class of 1953 and went on to complete two years at the Mankato VoTech.  Arlend served in the United States Army from 1957-1959.  On July 2, 1960 he was united in marriage to Dorothy Carter at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA.  Arlend worked as a TV Repairman for DeGroods Appliance and retired in 1995 as a plant manager at  Mankato TV cable. In his free time Arlend enjoyed gardening, fishing, family and friends.  He and Dorothy spent their first 14 years of retirement wintering in Fort Myers Beach, FL.  They enjoyed their friends and activities there.  Most of all, Arlend’s family was very special to him. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 30 years on the South Bend Fire Department, serving as chief for five of those years, Mankato Police Reserve, Blue Earth County Justice of Peace, and South Bend Township special deputy.  

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; his 5 children, Donna Kessler of Barnhart, MO; DeAnn (Tom) Bennett of Indianapolis, IN; David (Sue) Denzel of Mankato, MN; Bryan (Cara Sorenson) Denzel of Lake Crystal; and Judy (Gary) Andersen of Fairmont, MN; grandchildren, Kelly Denzel, Ben (Erin) Andersen, Stephanie (Tyler) Bovy, Hunter Palmer and Samantha Denzel; great grandchildren, Braelynn and Bronx Bovy; sister, Darlene (Don) Ahlstrom of Rochester, MN; and several nieces and nephews.  

Arlend is preceded in death by his parents and his son in-law, Doug Kessler.  

Memorial gifts in Arlend’s memory can be designated to Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mankato or to the South Bend Fire Department

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Audrey Spear
   Posted Sat March 07, 2020
Dorothy, I am so sorry to hear about Arland. My Sympathy to you and your family.

Doris and Tony Rosener
   Posted Sat March 07, 2020
Dear family of Arlend,

We have such fond memories of Arlend at sporting events in Fairmont. May you hold on to your memories of the time he was with us and look forward to the reunion in heaven with our Savior.

Ted Blasche
   Posted Sun March 08, 2020
Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. Unfortunately, grief stays with us forever. but eventually it is softened by all the good memories, the joys, the laughter, and above all, the love.

Jody (Hull) Stagg
   Posted Wed March 11, 2020
Dorothy and family, I am very sorry for your loss. I was lucky to be able to talk with Arland recently and he had not changed a bit. Hugs and prayers to you all.

Lori (Schweim) Bode
   Posted Thu March 12, 2020
Dorothy & family,
Sending heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Remembering Arlend as the neighborhood guy who was a steady presence, hard working, big smile, and who could forget the "rides in the bucket truck?!" :) I'm sorry to have missed his memorial service and the opportunity to express condolences in person. May the support of friends & family help carry you through this difficult time.

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