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Arlene C. Dueker

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Arlene C. Dueker, of Nashville, formerly of New Minden, passed away at 3:40 p.m. on Monday, August 10, 2015 at Washington County Hospital in Nashville. She had attained the age of 90 years, 9 months and 17 days.

She was born on October 16, 1924 in New Minden, the daughter of Henry and Amelia Finke Winte. She was baptized on November 2, 1924 and confirmed on April 10, 1938 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Minden by Pastor Korstering. She first married Vesper Hagebusch on March 3, 1946 and he passed away, she then married Warren Dueker on February 3, 1973 and he survives in Nashville.

Also left to mourn her passing is a daughter; Carol (Dale) Brockmann of Okawville, 3 grandchildren; Lori (John) Caloia of Traverse City, Mi., Stacy (Mark) Friedrich of Okawville and Brian (Tosha) Jasper of Nashville. Three great grandchildren; Caleigh Friedrich, Caitlin and Kyle Jasper. A brother in law; Bert Dueker and a sister in law; Mary Louise Haege, both of Nashville; and nieces, nephews, cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband and 6 brother in laws; George Hagebusch, John Storck, Louis Worker, Melvin Roethemeyer, Gerhardt Hettenhausen and Dean Haege. 6 sister in laws; Alice Hagebusch, Violet Storck, Alverda Worker, Fern Roethemeyer, Mildred Hettenhausen and Doris Dueker.

Arlene graduated from St. John Lutheran School in New Minden in 1938 and then went on to work as a nanny in St. Louis prior to her marriage. After marrying Vesper, she then worked at Farm Service for 6 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Nashville, was a 4- H leader, member of the Washington Home Extension Hoyleton branch and served on the women’s committee of the Washington County Farm Bureau. She loved to travel to Germany and other European Countries, read, embroidery, scrap book, play cards and visit with friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 14, 2015 at Trinity Lutheran church in Nashville with Rev.’s Aaron Kotila and Matthew Wietfeldt officiating. Burial will follow in the North Prairie Cemetery in rural Hoyleton. Friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Styninger Funeral Home in Nashville. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in Nashville or Washington County Hospital Extended Care Unit.

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