Visitation and a Vigil Service were Dec. 9 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Hartington. Visitation continued one hour before the funeral Saturday at the church.
A Mass of Christian Burial was Dec. 10 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, with burial in the Bloomfield City Cemetery, Bloomfield. Rev. Owen Korte celebrated the Mass.
Arrangements were with the Rexwinkel-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa.
Mary Adeline Meirose was born Aug. 16, 1925, in Crofton, to Henry Meirose Jr. and Rose (Meier) Meirose. Mary grew up on a farm near Bloomfield, and attended country school. She married Julius E. Arens April 27, 1974, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Bloomfield. Prior to her marriage, she was employed by several Yankton businesses. Following their marriage, Julius and Mary lived on a farm near Hartington and Mary was a full time mother and step grandmother.
Mary was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of America, Christian Mothers and Perpetual Adoration.
Mary spent countless hours making quilts for each child and grandchild. She also embroidered many pretty dish towels for showers, birthdays and special occasions.
Mary is survived by her step children, Shirley (Gary) McGregor, Judi (Tim) Kuchta, Pat (Bill) Meyer, and Bette (Roger) Merkel, all of Hartington; Jane (Charlie) Winkelbauer, Randolph; Ron (Connie) Arens, Hartington; Donna Arens, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Dixie (Bob) Feuerstein, Le Mars, Iowa; Larry (Anne) Arens, Norfolk; Jeff Arens, Hartington; and Frank (Cindy) Arens, Norfolk; 36 grandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Alice Pospisil, Atkinson; a brother, Andrew Meirose, Bloomfield; and several nieces and nephews.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Julius E. Arens, July 5, 1984; brothers, Hugo, Edmund, Alfred, Edgar and Arthur; sisters, Regina Woods, Velma Kumm and Leoria Ludwick; a step son, Dave Arens; step grandchildren, Jonathan Kuchta, Steve McGregor and Stacy Merkel; and step great-grandchild, Nicholas Joseph Klug.