Arlene Stange


December 8, 1941 - February 4, 2020


Arlene Stange, 78, of Mitchell died, Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Avera Mckennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.  Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Saturday, February 8, at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Mitchell.  Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell.  Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Friday at Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Arlene Mary Stange, was born December 8, 1941 to William and Alvina Metzger in rural Mt. Vernon. She attended Baker 40 Elementary School and graduated from Stickney Public High School in 1959. Arlene was baptized and confirmed in the Missouri Synod Lutheran faith.

Arlene was married to John Schryvers in 1960, in which 2 daughters were born. On June 5, 1985 she married Dean Stange. Together they provided contracted postal services to rural communities under the name Stange Trucking until her retirement in May 2019.

Arlene enjoyed spending time with her Bible study group, playing bingo, jigsaw puzzles, listening to her music, and playing a variety of card and board games with family and friends.

Arlene is survived by her 2 daughters Brenda (Chuck) Eilts and Lisa (Doug) Fuerst, her 5 grandchildern Ryan (Lindsay) Eilts, Nick (Dimka) Eilts, Ashley (Ryan) Endres, Kaisa Fuerst, and Trista Fuerst, and 6 great-grandchildren Olivia Gibbs, Owen Endres, Onna Endres, Kalleigh Fuerst, Mason Eilts and Jaxon Eilts. A sister Norma Assmus, 3 sister-in-laws Betty Metzger, Billie Jean Madsen, Carol Metzger and many nieces and nephews.

Arlene was preceded in death by her husband Dean, her parents, 3 brothers Vernon, Harold, and Harvey Metzger, sister Delphine Abeln, 2 brother-in-laws Bernie Abeln and Ronnie Assmus, 2 nephews Dale Abeln and Doug Metzger, and niece Debbie Abeln.


Friday, February 7, 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Saturday, February 8, 2020
10:30 AM
Resurrection Lutheran Church
4013 N Main St
Mitchell, SD 57301


Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell SD

Posted by Shirley Van Dam on February 24, 2020
Traveled with Arlene. She was my room mate for the river cruise in Germany. I was a Club Director for CorTrust. I always enjoyed traveling with her
Posted by Vicki Heimdoth on February 8, 2020
When we lived in Mitchell, we went to weekly breakfast and Bible study with Arlene. She was a kind, loving lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Posted by Judy Sayler on February 7, 2020
PRAYERS for all of Arlene's family. She was fun loving and GREAT gal! REST IN PEACE.
Posted by Bonnie Kinyon on February 7, 2020
Arlene was a delight to the Stange family after she and Dean got married. I remember playing cards with her. Sympathy to her family
Posted by Judy Puetz McCarthy on February 7, 2020
As another Baker #40 alumni and member of Zion Lutheran church of rural Stickney, I can say that we have known Arlene and the Metzger family for a VERY long time. I have the best memories of her and your whole family as good solid hard-working Christians. She was always friendly and helpful. A piece of history is gone and a good soul will be missed. She will join so many of her family in a joyous Heavenly reunion! I hope that you will find comfort in remembering some of her antics and laughter! God's Blessings to all of you.....
Posted by Tami Titze Graham on February 5, 2020
Your mom was a beautiful soul! Prayers to your family & May God bless you with the wonderful memories, & knowing she is not in pain no more!
Posted by Autum and Michael Johnson on February 5, 2020
All our love and prayers for all of you. Your mom, grandma, sister, aunt, and friend will be missed by all. I’m so honored that she has been in my life for the last 30 plus years. She was a kind, hard working, loving person who means so much to so many. We love you all and know you are in our prayers of comfort and peace. God Bless!
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