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Arlene Virgine Wolf

April 13, 1923 August 23, 2019
Arlene Virgine Wolf
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Obituary for Arlene Virgine Wolf

Arlene Virgine (Koch) Letsche Wolf, age 96 of Remsen, IA passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. 

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 at Christ Lutheran Church LCMS in Remsen, with Pastor Garret Kasper officiating.  Burial will follow at the Remsen Community Cemetery.  Visitation with family present will be 4-6 p.m. with a prayer service at 6 p.m. Monday at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.  Visitation will resume 1 hour prior to the funeral on Tuesday at Christ Lutheran Church LCMS.  Condolences maybe sent online to 

Arlene was born April 13, 1923 in Remsen, IA., the daughter of William and Mary (Steffen) Koch.  She was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church in Remsen.  She graduated from Remsen High School in 1939.   

Arlene married Harold Letsche on August 26, 1941 at Christ Lutheran Church.  They lived on the Letsche family farm southeast of Remsen.  Two children, Jean and Anthony were adopted in 1955.  Harold passed away Sept. 26th, 1967.  Arlene moved into Remsen in 1968 and worked as a Nurses aid at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. 

Arlene married James Wolf on Nov. 25, 1977 at Christ Lutheran Church and lived on his farm near Le Mars until Dec. 1980 when they moved into Remsen. James passed away Jan. 20, 2009.   

Arlene was a lifelong member of Christ Lutheran Church.  She was a Sunday school teacher for 20 years and sang in the choir. She joined Ladies Aid in 1947 and held several offices.  Arlene belonged to the Jolly Bidders card club, a pinochle club and a coffee club.  Her hobbies were: knitting, crocheting and reading.      

She is survived by her daughter, Jean Recker of Le Mars, IA; her son, Anthony Letsche of Ridgecrest, CA; 7 grandchildren, Vicki (Don) Haack & family of Le Mars, IA, Mike (Debbie) Recker & family of Merengo, IA, Ted (Shannon) Recker & family of Le Mars, Matt (Penny) Recker & family of Le Mars, Loren Letsche of FL, Shawn Letsche of WY, Tami (Chris) Hall & family of Ridgecrest, CA; many great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; 9 step children: Dennis Wolf, Peg Wolf, Diane (Ken) Phelan, Maynard (Karen) Wolf, Mary Ellen (David) Silverberg, Judy (Mike) Zalesky, Mike (Liz )Wolf, Christine Wolf and Wayne (Diane) Wolf; many step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; Nieces - Donna Kendall of Remsen, Carol (Fred)  Eiteman & family of Perry, IA, Jan (Dennis) Vaske & family of Park Rapids, MN and Kathy Beelner & family of Duluth, MN., nephews- Gary Schlerf and Steven Schlerf both of Baltimore, MD. and Mike (JaNell)  Beelner of Park Rapids, MN; sister-in-law Phyllis Wolf; nieces and nephews on the Letsche side and several step nieces and nephews on the Wolf side.    

She was preceded in death by, her parents; both husbands; sisters, Roma (Edgar) Kendall, Esther (John) Schlerf and Lois (Marcel) Beelner; one niece and one nephew both in infancy; son-in-law, Richard Recker, daughter-in-law Debra Letsche, step daughter, Nancy Wolf; step daughter-in-law, Margaret Wolf; step granddaughter, Marissa Wolf; brother-in-law, Lloyd Wolf. 

Casket bearers will be Dennis Vaske, Fred Eiteman, Tom Letsche, Vernon Letsche, Marty Letsche, Matthew Recker.

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4:00 PM 8/26/2019 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 8/26/2019 6:00:00 PM
Fisch Funeral Home & Monuments

310 Fulton Street
Remsen, IA 51050

Visitation with family present will be 4-6 p.m. with a prayer service at 6 p.m. Monday at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Visitation will resume 1 hour prior to the funeral on Tuesday at Christ Lutheran Church LCMS.

Fisch Funeral Home & Monuments
310 Fulton Street Remsen 51050 IA
United States

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