Arleen H. Seifert, age 93, of Sleepy Eye, passed away on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at the Sleepy Eye Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, 11 a.m. at St, John's Ev. Lutheran Church, Sleepy Eye. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Burial will take place in the Home Cemetery, Sleepy Eye. Online condolences can be given at www.sturmfh.com. Arrangements with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.
Arleen H. Lange was born August 8, 1919 to William and Hannah (Wandersee) Lange on the family farm in Home Township, Brown County. She was united in marriage to Arthur Seifert on January 17, 1936 in Sleepy Eye. Arleen loved raising her six children. She was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. Arleen enjoyed playing cards especially bridge and 500, and enjoyed ballroom dancing.
Arlene is survived by sons, Thomas (JoAnn) of Sleepy Eye, Scott (Joyce) of Apple Valley, James (Rita) of Savage, John (Darleen) of Sleepy Eye; daughters, Marilyn (Donald) Mathiowetz of Springfield, Patricia Seifert of Sleepy Eye; 7 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and sister, Sadie Ladd of Benson.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur in 2007; brothers, Jake and Bernard; sisters, Helen Schweiger, Edna Friton, Frieda Bruess and Violet “Toots” Rono; and two grandchildren.