Arlene Ann (Sluiter) Seeger, 89, of Dumont, Iowa, passed away Friday, March 9, 2018, at the Franklin Country View Nursing Facility in Hampton, Iowa.
She was born March 24, 1928, in Dumont, Iowa, to Adolph and Hattie (Hartman) Sluiter. Arlene attended Gospel Hall in Aredale, Iowa, where she received Jesus Christ as her savior in April 1935. She graduated from Dumont High School in 1945 and attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls from 1945 to 1946. Arlene was united in marriage to Harold Seeger on May 22, 1948, in Dubuque, Iowa. To this union three children were born; Dennis, Douglas and Peggy. Arlene taught kindergarten to fifth grade at Bennezette Township rural school from 1946 to 1948. She then taught at Bristow Junior High School from 1948 to 1949. From 1950 to 1966, Arlene took a break from teaching to raise her family and work on the farm. In 1967, she returned to the classroom as a teaching assistant at the Dumont Community School until 1994. Arlene also had a career in direct sales working out of her home for World Book Encyclopedia and Princess House Crystal. She enjoyed her flowers, gardening, traveling and playing cards.
Arlene is survived by her son Dennis (Vicki) Seeger, daughter Peggy (Harold) Lovin, grandchildren Lynsay (Bryan) Candee, McKynsay (Matthew) Vanderpan, Melissa (Jonathan) Orns, and Kyle (Rhonda) Lovin, great-grandchildren Jack, Clara, Tysan, Cora, Kolten, Craig and one due in July, brother Burdeen (Carolyn) Sluiter, sister-in-law Betty Fink, along with many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, infant brother Harold Sluiter, husband Harold and son Douglas Seeger.
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