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Oct. 15, 1921 -June 14, 2017. Arlene J. Eggers, 95, of Minneapolis and formerly of DeWitt and Teeds Grove, passed away surrounded by family at home. Services will be held Tuesday, July 25th at 10am at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Dewitt, IA.

Arlene was born October 15, 1921, in Teeds Grove, Iowa, the daughter of Carl and Minnie (Heldt) Thomsen. She married Virgil Eggers on June 13, 1944, in Del Rio, TX. Arlene was well known throughout the community. She enjoyed acting in the local theater troupe, The Ol'Majestic Players. Arlene had a great love for her family, friends, and especially children. Arlene also loved to dance, travel, garden, and had a penchant for collecting owls. Most of all she enjoyed helping others, and always saw the best in each person she knew. Her enduring, kind spirit lasted throughout her final days, with her fond smile a constant presence.

Survivors include her son, David(Vickie) Eggers of Teeds Grove, Iowa; three grandchildren, Jason (Buffy) Monahan of Michigan, Christopher (Holly) Monahan of Minneapolis MN, and Frances (Tyler) Owen of Victoria, KS; She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil; her parents; two daughters, Carlyn Monahan and Janet Ryder; and her sister, Lois Thomsen.
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