A mass of resurrection for Arlene D. Samuelson, 92 of Parkview Home in Wayland will be held Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 9:00AM at the St. James Catholic Church in Washington with Father Troy Richmond officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Harper. The body has been cremated. A memorial fund has been established for St. James Catholic Church and Parkview Home. Arlene Samuelson died Saturday, September 8, 2012 at the Parkview Home in Wayland following a lingering illness.
Arlene Dorothy (Schulte) Samuelson was born February 21, 1920 in Harper, Iowa the daughter of Vincent and Dorothy (Peiffer) Schulte. She graduated from St. Elizabeth Catholic School in Harper and the Ottumwa Beauty Academy. She worked at Eastman Kodak in Chicago and Osco Drug in Iowa City and Farrell's Hallmark in Washington. On October 23, 1946 she was united in marriage to Warren Farrell. Warren died on January 8, 1966. She was united in marriage to Clarence Samuelson on July 1, 1971. Clarence died on May 23, 1989. Arlene was a member of the St. James Catholic Church where she was active in the weekly women's group. She enjoyed playing bingo, cards and slot machines and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan.
She will be greatly missed by her family and they would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff at Parkview Home for the excellent care she received.
Survivors include one brother, Robert (Elaine) Schulte of Keota, two sisters, Thelma Mahan of Wayland, Betty (Beryl) Adams of Delta and a number of nieces and nephews.
Preceding Arlene in death were her parents, her husbands, and three sisters, Irma Gent, Geny Bombei and Theola Herrmann.