Arlene M. Fleer

   Arlene M. Fleer, 93, of Hoskins died Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 at the Heritage of Bel-Air Nursing Home in Norfolk.
   Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 1 at the Community Bible Church in Norfolk with Rev. Arin Hess officiating. Burial will be Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk. Visitation will be held from 4 - 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 31 at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk.
    Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements.
    Arlene M. Fleer was born to Lon and Marie Frahm Soden on Jan. 12 1925 at the family farm home near Wisner. She then moved with her parents to a farm in Wayne County and that was to be their home. She graduated from the eighth grade at Wayne County District 81 and then graduated from Winside High School in 1942. She enrolled at Wayne State College for one year. Arlene then went on to teach at District 28 South for three years. She loved her pupils there along with the school. Arlene’s pastime was embroidery work; she made pictures for her grandchildren. On June 2, 1946 Arlene married Walter Fleer Jr. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Winside. The young couple moved to the family farm northwest of Hoskins. That was their home together for over 66 years. Walt and Arlene raised three daughters and three sons. She was a member of the Community Bible Church where she taught a Sunday school class in her younger years. She belonged to A-Teen Extension Club when it was extension and afterwards when it became a neighborly club. She loved flowers, especially roses, but most of all she loved her family.
    Survivors include her daughters Cheryl (John) Witzel of Pleasant Dale, Nancy (Peter) Varhola of Spring Valley, Calif., Carol (Bernard) Wrede of Pierce; sons Mark (Lois) Fleer of Hoskins, Robin (Jane) Fleer of Hoskins and David (Lavonne) Fleer of Pierce; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Marjorie Heusinger of Norfolk; brother-in-law, Dr. George Heusinger of Norfolk; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Soden of Norfolk.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Fleer Jr.; parents, Lon and Marie; brother, Stanley Soden, and a granddaughter, Jill Wrede.
    Honorary pallbearers will be Arlene's grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
    Pallbearers will be Michael Fleer, Raymond Fleer, Dean Fleer, Steven Fleer, Ryan Witzel and Lonnie Carlson.
    Condolences may be expressed to the family on-line at

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