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Arlene Pevestorf

May 23, 1920 — December 16, 2015

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Arlene Marie, daughter of Floyd and Loretta (Kult) Rafferty was born May 23, 1920 north of Coon Rapids, Iowa.  She attended Annunciation Parochial Grade School and graduated from Coon Rapids High School in 1939.  Arlene had several jobs during her earlier years including a newspaper route, being a nanny, working for Plumley’s Ice Cream Parlor, Ben Davenport’s Variety Store, Armour’s Creamery and the family-owned Lyric Theatre; where as a ticket seller she met her future husband. 

On January 21, 1942 Arlene was united in marriage with Orville Pevestorf.  From this union three children were born.  Arlene worked part time at Garst & Thomas Seed Office and was an active volunteer for Robert Deal Elementary School, New Hope Bargain Shoppe, RSVP and the Red Cross volunteers. She was a member of the LOPHs (Left on Papa’s Hands), the OMCs (Old Maids Club later known as the Old Mothers Club) and Annunciation Catholic Church.  She enjoyed working outdoors, visiting with family, reading, and word search puzzles.

Arlene died unexpectedly Wednesday December 16, 2015 at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll at the age of 95 years, 6 months and 23 days.

Preceding her in death are her parents; husband Orville in 1989; siblings Helen Reid, Dick Rafferty and Jack Rafferty; son-in-law Dan Brutsche and brothers-in-law Richard Pevestorf and Roy Reid.

Arlene is survived by her children:  Nancy (Dan) Brutsche of Coon Rapids, IA, Douglas (Donna) Pevestorf of Coon Rapids and Carol (Lance) Meyer of Blairsburg, IA; 11 grandchildren:  Mary Brutsche Andersen of Fairfield, IA, Mike Brutsche of Reno, NV, Cathy (Greg) Bergman of Peabody, KS, Joe (Andria) Brutsche of Woodbury, MN, Patrick (Rakshitha) of Bangalore, India, Chris (Kelly) Pevestorf of Coon Rapids, Nathan (Brenda Dudley) of Coon Rapids, Rochelle (Dana Cook) Pevestorf of Coon Rapids, Jessica (Rob) Moore of Clovis, NM, Abigail Meyer Church of Stoddard, WI and Natalie (James) Zinnel of Whittemore, IA; 20 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law Jerri Rafferty of Coon Rapids and Anna Rafferty of Willard, MO and other relatives and friends.

Reverend Andrew Hoffmann, Celebrant

Deacon Louie Meiners

 Lector                     Gift Bearers
 Jerry Kult         Mary Andersen    Cathy Bergman

Eucharistic Ministers

Jerry Kult      Steve Kult



“Here I Am, Lord”     “Only A Shadow”  

“You Are Mine”     “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling”

“Ave Maria”   Marcia Young, Soloist

Annunciation Choir    

Diane Slater, Accompanist


Casket Bearers

Nathan Pevestorf     Chris Pevestorf 

Joe Brutsche     Mike Brutsche

Jessica Moore      Abigail Meyer Church


Honorary Casket Bearers

Arlene’s Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

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