ABILENE, Kan. -- Arlene F. Berven, 73, of Abilene, Kan., and a former Le Mars resident, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, at the Abilene Memorial Hospital.
Arlene Berven was born June 24, 1931, at Boone, the daughter of Roy and Verna (Johnson) Grubbe. She grew to womanhood at Webster City, and graduated from Webster Cith High School with the class of 1949.
On Aug. 5, 1950, she married Stanley Berven. The early years of their married life were spent in Webster City, then moved to Le Mars and to South Sioux City, Neb. In 1974, they moved to Abilene and have made their home there since.
For many years she had been the bookkeeper for the Berven Trucklines. She was a member of the South Sioux City Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her husband, Stanely, of Abilene; one daughter, Ann and her husband, Jack Tschampel of Le Mars; two sons, Dennis and Kay Berven and David and Arlene Berven, all of Abilene; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her mother, Verna Rowe of Webster City; and two brothers, Virgil Grubbe of Webster City and Kenneth Grubbe of Omaha, Neb.
She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Grubbe in 1952 and a great-grandson, Derek Peterson, in 2003.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Abilene with the Rev. Jim Edwards officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to7 p.m. at the Danner Funeral Home in Abilene.
The family suggests memorial contributions in her memory be given to the American Cancer Society, and may be sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 758, Abilene, Kan. 67410.