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Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS
Monday July 8th, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am

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Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS
Monday July 8th, 2019
11:00am

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Arlene Lenora Benson

Hawarden, IA: Arlene L. Benson, 98, of Hawarden, Iowa, passed away Friday, July 5, 2019 at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 8, at 11:00 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS in Hawarden, Iowa with Rev. Joshua Lowe officiating. Burial will take place at Grace Hill Cemetery of Hawarden. Visitation, with the family, will be held prior to the service beginning at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS or Hawarden EMS.

 

   The former Arlene L. Schlumbohm was born April 23, 1921 on a farm north of Ireton, Iowa, the daughter of Frank and Clara (Winterfeld) Schlumbohm. She was baptized and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church of rural Sioux Center, Iowa. She graduated from Sioux Center High School in May of 1939. Arlene married Raymond J. Benson on December 26, 1943 at Peace Lutheran Church. Together they lived on a farm northeast of Hawarden until July 1, 1980 when they moved to Hawarden. Raymond passed away June 23, 1988.

 

   Arlene was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawarden, where she served as the treasurer of Sunday School and as a Lamplighter. She enjoyed baking, dancing, gardening, playing cards, and singing. Arlene enjoyed her family and always stayed up to date on the business of farming.

 

   Survivors include her daughters, Sharon Busch and her husband James of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and Janet Schmieding and her husband Greg of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; 5 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and 9 nieces and nephews.

 

   She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; parents, Frank and Clara; and sister, Lois (Bill) Torwelle.


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Guestbook

Sharon & Janet & Families:
Our deepest sympathy is extended out to each one of you in the loss of your mother. I have many fond memories of being with the Benson family for a various assortment of enjoyable occasions..........so many trips over to Yankton for picnics and summer fun.
God Bless each one of you and your memories of Ray and Arlene;
Rodd and Gwen Holtkamp

Rodd Holtkamp Jul 8 2019 12:00 AM

Your had your mother for many years. She was always so friendly including to my parents, Waldemar and Helen Peterson. Your dad and my mother were cousins. They shared the same grandmother who lived in Sweden. My sympathy to both of you and your families.

Lois Peterson Jul 8 2019 12:00 AM

Yes, I remember you. Janet is going to Sweden in August to meet the granddaughters of that grandmother Beta and see the family farm.

Sharon Busch Jul 8 2019 12:00 AM

I loved your mom's infectious smile and sense of humor. She was a sweet lady.

Patricia Hodoway Wegner Jul 7 2019 12:00 AM

You had your mother for many years. She was always so friendly including to my parents, Waldemar and Helen Peterson. Your dad and my mother were cousins. They shared the same grandmother who lived in Sweden. My sympathy to you both.

Lois Peterson Jul 7 2019 12:00 AM

I met Arlene only once when I visited her farm in 1970. She made such an impression on me! I will always remember her energy and sharp wit.
What a grand lady! She will continue to be an inspiration to me.
Kay Lera

Kay Lera Jul 6 2019 12:00 AM

An A Tranquil Light was ordered on July 6, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jul 6 2019 12:00 AM

Although I never had the pleasure of meeting your mother, I remember, Sharon, speaking of her to Beth M. & myself. I was fortunate to have my mother with us to the age of 98 years also. You will have so many wonderful memories to look back on & to cherish. My sincerest sympathies to you & your families!

Kay Ehlers Jul 6 2019 12:00 AM

A GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Dora Henning on July 6, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jul 6 2019 12:00 AM

A Purple Radiance was sent on July 5, 2019

In memory of Arlene - a wonderful friend. With love, Nancy Busch and Virginia Nelson

Expression of Sympathy Jul 5 2019 12:00 AM