Arlyne Henrich was born Oct. 5, 1918, in Kingsley, the daughter of Minnie (Binneboese) Franzen. After attending country school, she went to Central High School in Le Mars and graduated in 1936.
Arlyne was united in marriage to Edwin Henrich on Feb. 8, 1937, in Le Mars. The couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in February 2007.
After her marriage, Arlyne adapted quickly to living on a farm and becoming a homemaker. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, quilting, sewing and baking. Her homemade bread was a specialty enjoyed by family and neighbors. She particularly enjoyed the holidays when family gathered together.
Arlyne was a member of the Christian Mother's Society and served on the Prayer Relay Committee for many years.
Survivors include her children: a son, Vernon, and his wife, Phyllis, of Missouri Valley, and their children, Michael Henrich and his wife, Andrea, of Omaha, Neb., and Dr. Douglas Henrich and his wife, Jill, of Burlington; a daughter, Christa Henrich, of Winfield, Ill.; a daughter, Judy Green, and her husband, Wendell, of Yuba City, Calif., and their daughter Monica Reyna and her husband, Christopher, of Yuba City; a son, David Henrich, of Red Oak, and his children Melissa Culver, of Stanton, Matthew Henrich of Boulder, Colo., Melanie Saliny and her husband, Evan, of LaVista, Neb., and Michelle Henrich, of Elkhorn, Neb.; and a son, Dennis Henrich and his wife, Barb, of Le Mars and their children, Kelly Reitzler and her husband, Spencer, of Williamsburg, Tod Henrich and his wife, Noel, of Le Mars, and Sarah Bray and her husband, Christian, of Lawrenceville, Ga.; 12 great-grandchildren and several cousins.
Arlyne was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin on Aug. 16, 2007; her mother, Minnie (Binneboese) Franzen, and her stepfather, Bill Franzen; two brothers, Merlin and Bill Franzen; and an infant son, Douglas Henrich.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church with the Rev. Kevin Richter of St. Joseph Catholic Church officiating. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until mass time Saturday at the church.
Arrangements are with the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home of Le Mars.
Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.