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.