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Arlene Burdess Geigling

Arlene Burdess Geigling

Arlene Burdess Geigling, 88 of Chesterfield, VA, passed away September 8, 2013 while on vacation in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Memorial services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, November 2 at St. Pauls Presbyterian Church in Emery. Burial will be in the Emery Community Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Hettinger-Bittner Funeral Chapel in Emery.

Arlene was born on March 6, 1925 at Emery SD to Bert and Arlie Byrd Janssen. She was baptized on Mother's Day, 1940, with her niece, Betty Heronimus, her mother, Arlie Byrd Janssen, and her grandmother, Maggie Eller Byrd at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in Emery. She graduated from Emery High School and then worked at the Hanson County Courthouse for several years. On September 6, 1946 she married Donald E. Giegling at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother and enjoyed watching her three grandsons play sports and other activities. She lovingly cared for her husband, Don for many years after his stroke.

She leaves to morn one son, Stuart and wife Michelle (Tegels) Geigling, 3 grandsons: Cade, Chase and Cole all of whom she was very proud.

She was preceded in death by her husband Don, parents, Bert & Arlie Janssen and 2 sisters, Margaret Janssen Heronimus and Berniece Janssen whom died at 18 months of age.

Arlene will be greatly missed by her family, nieces and nephews.