Arlene Alvina Manderfeld | News, Sports, Jobs
NEW ULM – Arlene Alvina Manderfeld, 87 years old from New Ulm passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday May 22, 2021, at her home in New Ulm.
Christian Burial Mass will be held at 11 am on Friday May 28, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm. Interment will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery in New Ulm.
Visitations will be from 9:00 am to 11:00 am Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm.
Social distancing guidelines should be enforced and the wearing of masks is encouraged during the visitation and funeral mass.
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Arlene is survived by her husband, Dennis E. Manderfeld of New Ulm; his daughters, Sandra (Richard) VanVoorhis of LaPorte, Indiana, Marie (n / a Tom Wheeler) Mielke of New Ulm; his sons, Jeffrey (n / a Karen Savoy) Manderfeld of New Ulm, Ronald (Kris) Manderfeld of New Ulm; 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was predeceased by her parents, William and Gertrude Berger; his daughter, Nancy Gulden; and sisters, Bernice Klinkner and Donna Hood.
Arlene Alvina Berger was born April 17, 1934 in Courtland Township to William and Gertrude (Reinhart) Berger. She graduated from New Ulm High School in 1952. In high school, Arlene worked at the Red Owl as well as the counter at the Silver Latch Café in New Ulm. On October 2, 1954, Arlene was married to Dennis E. Manderfeld at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. This union has blessed the couple with three daughters and two sons that they are raising together in New Ulm. Aside from being a loving mother and homemaker, Arlene also worked for a time at the Wearwell clothing factory, cleaned up local offices, and also worked for 37 years in the kitchen at New Ulm Public School. To relax, Arlene loved spending time tending to her flower gardens, listening to ancient music in the parks and praying the Rosary. She was a staunch member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where she was also a member of the Catholic United Society. Although Arlene has lived a long and beautiful life, she will be sadly missed by many. She will be remembered forever for her generous, selfless and caring heart. Arlene always put the needs of others first and was always there to listen. She was extremely proud of her faith and of her family. Countless precious memories will forever remain in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. Happy these memories.
Instead of flowers, memorials are preferred at Allina Hospice, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, or donor’s choice.