Arlene Alvina Manderfeld

NEW ULM — Arlene Alvina Manderfeld, age 87 of New Ulm died peacefully with her family at her side on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at her home in New Ulm.

Mass of Christian burial will be 11 am on Friday, May 28, 2021, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery in New Ulm.

Visitation will be from 9-11 am on Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm.

Social distancing guidelines must be practiced, and masks are encouraged to be worn at the visitation and funeral Mass.

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Arlene is survived by her husband, Dennis E. Manderfeld of New Ulm; her daughters, Sandra (Richard) VanVoorhis of LaPorte, Indiana, Marie (s/o Tom Wheeler) Mielke of New Ulm; her sons, Jeffrey (s/o Karen Savoy) Manderfeld of New Ulm, Ronald (Kris) Manderfeld of New Ulm; 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Gertrude Berger; her daughter, Nancy Gulden; and sisters, Bernice Klinkner and Donna Hood.

Arlene Alvina Berger was born April 17, 1934, in Courtland Township to William and Gertrude (Reinhart) Berger. She was a 1952 graduate from New Ulm High School. While in high school, Arlene worked at the Red Owl as well as the dinner counter at the Silver Latch Café in New Ulm. On October 2, 1954, Arlene was united in marriage to Dennis E. Manderfeld at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. This union blessed the couple with three daughters and two sons whom together they raise in New Ulm. Besides being a loving mother and home maker, Arlene also worked for some time at the Wearwell Garment Factory, cleaned local offices, and also worked for 37 years in the kitchen with the New Ulm Public School. To relax, Arlene loved spending time tending to her flower gardens, listening to old time music in the parks, and praying the rosary. She was a devout member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where she was also a member of the Catholic United Society. Although Arlene lived a long and beautiful life, she will be dearly missed by many. She will forever be remembered for her giving, selfless, and caring heart. Arlene always put the needs of others first and was always there to listen. She took tremendous pride in her faith and her family. Countless cherished memories will forever stay in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. Blessed be those memories.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Allina Hospice, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, or the donor’s choice.