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Arlene Grabau


Posted By: Pat Frette (email)
Date: 1/30/2009 at 06:04:32

Arlene Grabau, age 87, of the Evangelical Free Church Home and formerly of 1645-170th Street, died Friday, October 24, 2008, at the Boone County Hospital. Funeral services are Wednesday, October 29, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, with Pastor Lindsay Watkins officiating. Burial will be in the Linwood Park Cemetery.
Arlene was born July 26, 1921, in Boone County, the daughter of Fred and Florence (Brandt) Silvey. She graduated from Stratford High School in 1939. On June 10, 1942, Arlene married Harold Grabau in St. Joseph, Missouri. After graduation from high school, she was a nanny for Dr. Wallace Longworth. Arlene was a homemaker and helped her husband Harold with the dairy farming. She was the secretary for the Carol Renae Dance Studio in Boone where she was heavily involved in being a dance mother at her daughter's dance studio for over 53 years. Arlene was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and served as circle group chairman for 15 years. She was very active in her church. In earlier years, she was a 4-H leader for 15 years. Arlene enjoyed cooking and was famous for her potato and chicken salads. She also liked scrap booking, sewing, ceramic painting, and calligraphy. In earlier years, she and Harold enjoyed ballroom dancing and dancing the waltz.
Arlene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold in March of 2002; three sisters, Evelyn Davis, Jeanette Welp, and infant Marjorie Silvey; two brothers, Donald Silvey and infant Robert Silvey. She is survived by a daughter, Carol Renae Hamman and husband Denny of Boone; a grandson, Justin Hamman and fiancée Toni Mills of Madrid and a granddaughter, Kelsey Hamman of Ames; two great grandchildren, Zachary Mills and Zoey Hamman; and a sister, Delores Oliver of Ames.
Friends may call at Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall on Tuesday from noon until 8:00 p.m. where the family will be present from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Visitation continues Wednesday at the Church from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Memorials may be given to the Trinity Lutheran Church.
Online condolences and a guestbook are available at www.schroedermemorialchapel.com. Boone News Republican


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