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Arlene Snyder

A celebration of life for Arlene Snyder, 86 of Kalona will be held Monday, January 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the First Mennonite Church in Iowa City. Burial will be in the Sharon Hill Cemetery in Kalona, following a luncheon at the church. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 27 from 2-4 and 5-7 PM at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona. A memorial fund has been established for the First Mennonite Church and Pleasantview Home. Arlene Snyder died Friday, January 25, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City following a period of declining health.

Arlene Snyder was born July 25, 1926 in Wellman, Iowa the daughter of Erlis and Martha Ida (Marner) Brenneman. She was united in marriage to John Snyder on November 2, 1942 at the West Union Mennonite Church and the couple celebrated 60 years of marriage last November. She worked as a housekeeper at Mercy Hospital and Oaknoll in Iowa City. Arlene was a 60 year member of the First Mennonite Church of Iowa City where she enjoyed the church sewing group and taught Sunday school for many years. Arlene looked forward to family gatherings and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband John of Kalona, three children and spouses; Steve (Stephanie) Snyder of Kalona, Daniel (Regina) Snyder of Riverside, Rita (Rick) Wimberly of Kalona, eight grandchildren; Christopher and Colton Wimberly, Jessica, Jennifer and Jason Snyder, Jeremy, Joey and Josh Snyder, two sisters; Leta Mae Schneider of Kalona, Lucine (Ted) Morrison of West Branch, and one brother; Dayle (Lea) Brenneman of Upland, CA.

Preceding Arlene in death were her parents, three brothers; Glen, Meal and Marlin Brenneman, and three sisters; Ollie Hershberger, Iona Swartzendruber and Wilma Yoder.

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To the family of Arlene Snyder;Keep the memories close to you hearts. Its been a pleasure knowing Arlene,

CharlotteKnepp-Cason Jan 29 2013 12:00 AM

To the family of Arlene Snyder:So sorry for you loss. Keep all the memories close to your heart. It has been a pleaseure knowing Arlene.

CharlotteKnepp-Cason Jan 29 2013 12:00 AM

My condolences to Uncle John and everyone in John and Arlene's family. I will always have the fondest memories of Arlene at every Thanksgiving and reunion.She was always one of the "backbone" people at the functions that made them so special. Her stories and her warm smile will stay with me forever.

christi schomberg Jan 27 2013 12:00 AM

My condolences to all of you on the loss of Arlene. I know that Mary, myself and my mother always enjoyed visiting with her at family gatherings. She will be greatly missed.Sincerely,Denny

Dennis Pixler Jan 26 2013 12:00 AM

John and Arlene's family,I extend to you my sympathies on the death of your wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. May God sustain and comfort you now and in the days ahead. May your memories sustain you in the future. Your Auctioneer Friend, Richard.

Richard Wildermuth Jan 25 2013 12:00 AM

Dan , Gina & family,We are so sorry for you loss. May you have peace with great memories of Arlene.Sincerely,Your friends,Judy, Sam & family

Judy & Sam Ojeda Jan 25 2013 12:00 AM