Greenwood Funeral Home
In Memory Of Arlene D. Cedar
Arlene D. Cedar
Arlene D. Cedar
Born: December 26, 1933
Died: February 11, 2015
Age: 81
Arlene D. Cedar
December 26, 1933 - February 11, 2015
Arlene Dorothy Cedar was born on December 26, 1933, in Cleghorn, IA, to Lester and Grace (Gilbert) Kirchoff. Her family lived in the Cleghorn area, and she graduated from Cleghorn High School in 1951. She worked at Central Trust & Savings Bank in Cherokee before starting her family. She married Richard Cedar on September 10, 1955, at the Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus, IA.

Arlene was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She worked hand in hand with her husband, building their family business. She enjoyed reading, tending to her flowers, feeding her favorite birds, and being a homemaker. One of her favorite pastimes was talking with family and friends on the phone. She loved traveling with her husband and friends. Her greatest joys in life were her family—attending their events and taking great pride in their accomplishments. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee.

Arlene passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at the age of 81. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Grace Kirchoff; her husband, Richard, in 2009; a brother, Virgil Kirchoff, and sister, Alice Cedar; sister-in-law, Ruby Wester, and brothers-in-law, Vernon Wester, Maynard Cedar and Leonard Cedar.

Survivors include one daughter, Lori and her husband, Charles 'Dude' Ganger III, of Cherokee, and three sons, Lance Cedar of Cherokee, Kevin Cedar of Larrabee, and Randy Cedar and his wife, Karin of Cherokee; her grandchildren, Ann (Cory Wolterman, Alecia Rapp, Kate Ganger, Charles Ganger IV, Jessica (Philip)Bieber; great-grandchildren, Emma and Caleb Wolterman, and Madison and Noah Rapp; Aunt Dorothy Clow; other relatives and a host of friends, including a special friend, Annette Meyer.

In honoring and celebrating her life today, we find our peace and joy in knowing that Mom and Dad are celebrating their 56th Valentine's Day together after six years apart.





Condolences
Sunday, February 15, 2015
I am so sorry to hear of Arlene's passing, she was such a beautiful lady. I know she will be missed by many, so sorry for your loss.
Patt Hultman
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Our thoughts are with the Cedar family at this time of loss. Losing a parent is losing part of your history, and no matter how long you have them, it is a sad loss. Our sympathy.
Ruth and Hank Hayes
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Thinking of the Cedar family in your time of loss. May you be comforted by all of the wonderful memories of times you shared with your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dana (File) Kies
Thursday, February 12, 2015
So sorry for the loss of your mom Lori. May you find comfort in all your memories of her.
Pam (Boyd) Nielsen


SERVICES
Services for Arlene will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 14th at Trinity Lutheran Church, 230 N. Roosevelt Ave. in Cherokee.
OFFICIATING
Pastor Jon Riggert
CASKET BEARERS
Caleb Wolterman
Charlie Ganger
Cory Wolterman
Philip Bieber
Allan Cedar
Brian Cedar
Noah Rapp
VISITATION
Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 13th, with the family present from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
MUSIC
Organist-Betty Koehlmoos
Soloist-Jim Thomson
"Amazing Grace"
"Home Where I Belong"
"Jesus Loves Me"
INTERMENT
Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. prior to the service on Saturday, at Liberty Township Cemetery in rural Meriden.
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