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Arlene H. (Sudmeier) Wilhelm

August 23, 1931 ~ June 7, 2020 (age 88)

Obituary

Arlene H. Wilhelm, 88, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2020, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home.  She was born on August 23, 1931, in Petersburg, Iowa, the daughter of John and Frances (Bruggeman) Sudmeier. Arlene attended Petersburg Schools.

On June 5, 1950 Arlene was united in marriage to LeRoy Wilhelm at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, in Petersburg and was later divorced.  Twelve children were born to this union. The couple resided in Manchester. Arlene worked as a housewife, as a receptionist and a nurse’s aid for In Home Health Care.

Arlene enjoyed gambling, flowers, raising chickens and time with her family.  She was a faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Manchester.

Arlene is survived by her children, David Wilhelm of Manchester, Diane (Stephen) Wilhelm-Johnson  of Port Washington, Wisconsin, Donna Lintern of Homosassa, Florida, Mike (Rhonda) Wilhelm of Manchester, Mary (Mike) Knipper of Dyersville, Tom (Jo) Wilhelm of Manchester, Vicki (Brian) Rhenstrom of Marion, Steven Wilhelm of Bad Viebel, Germany, Ann (Rick) Pech  of Winthrop, Kate (Dan) McNeal of Cedar Rapids, Phil (Molly) Wilhelm of Robins, and Gary Wilhelm of Cedar Rapids; 22 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents;a grandson, Andrew Knipper; two brothers ,George Sudmeier and Jim Sudmeier; and one sister, Mary in infancy.

 

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Services

Private Family Scripture Service
Thursday
June 11, 2020

3:30 PM
Leonard-Muller Funeral Home
1500 North Franklin Street
Manchester, IA 52057

Visitation
Thursday
June 11, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Leonard-Muller Funeral Home
1500 North Franklin Street
Manchester, IA 52057

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
June 12, 2020

10:30 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
119 West Fayette Street
Manchester, IA 52057

Interment
Friday
June 12, 2020

11:30 AM
St. Mary Catholic Cemetery
North Franklin Street
Manchester, IA 52057