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ARENDS, Marlys Marie (Zeran) 1934-1999

ARENDS, ZERAN, OROURKE

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Date: 1/3/2011 at 13:58:11

MARLYS M. ARENDS

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ROCKFORD, IOWA - Marlys M. Arends, 65, of 208 Eighth St. N.W., Rockford, died Wednesday (Aug. 25, 1999) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, following a lengthy illness.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Holy Name Catholic Church, 507 First Ave. N.W., Rockford, with Father Leo Riley officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.

Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the Holy Name Catholic Church, with a rosary service at 5 p.m.

The Fullerton Schumburg Funeral Home, 302 West Main Street, Rockford, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Arends, the former Marlys Marie Zeran, was born March 15, 1934, in Rockford, the daughter of Russell Frederick and Mildred Josephine (O'Rourke) Zeran. She attended school in Rockford. On Oct. 31, 1953, at the Holy Name Church Rectory, in Rockford, she was united in marriage to John Alvin Arends.

Mrs. Arends was employed in the laundry department of the I.O.O.F. Home in Mason City for several years. In 1979, she began her employment at the Sperry/Unisys Corporation, of Clear Lake. She remained there until the plant's closing in 1991.

Marlys was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church and the Altar Guild, Women's Circle and Rosary Society of the church. She was also a member of the Rockford Women's Club, T.O.P.S. and Al-Anon. Marlys was a former volunteer crossing guard for the Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock Community School District.

A noted care-giver, Marlys was often called to baby-sit the young and assist the elderly in their homes. She possessed a knack for carrying on a lively conversation on the telephone. Marlys loved to read, travel and walk with her dog, Serenity. Marlys also received great satisfaction from her cooking and flower gardening skills. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy, as she made every attempt to attend their sports and school events.

Those thankful for sharing these years with Marlys are her husband, John, of Rockford; seven children, Diane Jamtgaard, of Mason City, Kathy Young and husband, Terry, of Manly, Joan Hendrikson and husband, Brian, of Northwood, Jean Ackermann and husband, Jim, of Blaine, Minn., Karen Schlader and husband, Jerry, of Rockford, John Arends and wife, Rochelle, of Rockford, and Keith Arends and his friend, Monica Breaux, of Mesquite, Texas; two brothers, Dr. Theodore "Ted" Zeran and his wife, Margaret, of Burlington, and Richard Zeran and his wife, Mabel, of Lawler; one sister, Barbara Dugan, of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister-in-law, LaVonne Zeran Butterfield and her husband, Richard, of Center Point; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, William Zeran; and two grandchildren.

Fullerton Schumburg Funeral Home, (515) 756-3311.

[Globe Gazette, August 26, 1999]

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MARLYS M. ARENDS

ROCKFORD, IOWA - Marlys M. Arends, 65, of 208 Eighth St. N.W., Rockford, died Wednesday (Aug. 25, 1999) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, following a lengthy illness.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Holy Name Catholic Church, 507 First Ave. N.W., Rockford, with Father Leo Riley officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.

Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the Holy Name Catholic Church, with a rosary service at 5 p.m.

The Fullerton Schumburg Funeral Home, 302 West Main Street, Rockford, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Arends, the former Marlys Marie Zeran, was born March 15, 1934, in Rockford, the daughter of Russell Frederick and Mildred Josephine (O'Rourke) Zeran. She attended school in Rockford. On Oct. 31, 1953, at the Holy Name Church Rectory, in Rockford, she was united in marriage to John Alvin Arends.

Mrs. Arends was employed in the laundry department of the I.O.O.F. Home in Mason City for several years. In 1979, she began her employment at the Sperry/Unisys Corporation, of Clear Lake. She remained there until the plant's closing in 1991.

Marlys was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church and the Altar Guild, Women's Circle and Rosary Society of the church. She was also a member of the Rockford Women's Club, T.O.P.S. and Al-Anon. Marlys was a former volunteer crossing guard for the Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock Community School District.

A noted care-giver, Marlys was often called to baby-sit the young and assist the elderly in their homes. She possessed a knack for carrying on a lively conversation on the telephone. Marlys loved to read, travel and walk with her dog, Serenity. Marlys also received great satisfaction from her cooking and flower gardening skills. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy, as she made every attempt to attend their sports and school events.

Those thankful for sharing these years with Marlys are her husband, John, of Rockford; seven children, Diane Jamtgaard, of Mason City, Kathy Young and husband, Terry, of Manly, Joan Hendrikson and husband, Brian, of Northwood, Jean Ackermann and husband, Jim, of Blaine, Minn., Karen Schlader and husband, Jerry, of Rockford, John Arends and wife, Rochelle, of Rockford, and Keith Arends and his friend, Monica Breaux, of Mesquite, Texas; two brothers, Dr. Theodore "Ted" Zeran and his wife, Margaret, of Burlington, and Richard Zeran and his wife, Mabel, of Lawler; one sister, Barbara Dugan, of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister-in-law, LaVonne Zeran Butterfield and her husband, Richard, of Center Point; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, William Zeran; and two grandchildren.

Fullerton Schumburg Funeral Home, (515) 756-3311.

[Globe Gazette, August 27, 1999]


 

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