Arlene Vera Thietje was born on Oct. 10, 1928, near Winner, SD to Ferd and Anna (Mahoney) Brunmeier. After graduating from Winner High School she was united in marriage to Ernest Thietje on June 1, 1946. They farmed in the Winner area before moving to Monroe in 1956. She ran Ernie’s Place for a number of years and was the city of Monroe finance officer. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, attended First Church of Monroe, loved to play bingo and bowl. She has been a resident of the Tieszen Home since 2009.
Grateful for having shared her life are her 3 children, Wayne (Sandy LaPoint), Monroe, Daryl (Addamaine), New Prague, MN, and Karlene (Leon) Schoenwald, Monroe; 6 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; a sister Vivian Ruhkamp, Yuma, AZ; and 2 sister in laws, Twila Brunmeier, Winner and Clara Bailey, Powell, WY. She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest in 2004, and a brother Leonard.