Arleen Randby, age 85, of St. James, died on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia.
Arleen Randby, age 85, of St. James, died on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at First Lutheran Church in St. James with Rev. K. Christian Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in St. James. Visitation will be Thursday at Sturm Funeral Home in St. James from 4-8 p.m. and on Friday at church one hour before services.
You may send the family condolences online at www.sturmfh.com. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James.
Arleen Joyce Junker was born February 23, 1928 at Elm Creek Township, the daughter of Arthur and Ruby (Love) Junker. She was baptized and confirmed at Galen church. They moved to the Ormsby area when Arleen was in the fourth grade, she graduated from high school in St. James in 1945. On June 10, 1948, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Randby. Arleen worked for several years at the Ormsby Farmers Grain Co. She did sewing and alterations for many years before starting quilting. She was a founding member of the Prairie Star Quilting Club in Fairmont. She made many quilts for the church bazaar, gave quilts to family, friends and for those special events and causes that were important to her. Arleen enjoyed reading and playing cards but loved spending time with her family, grandkids and many friends.
Arleen is survived by her children, Jerry (Chris) Randby of St. James, Wendy Tintes of Buffalo, Dave (Kat) Randby of St. James, Jim Randby of Jackson; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Robert (Ruby) Junker of Hopkinsville, Ky., Joanne Seward of Pekin, Ill., Dale (Fran) Junker of Henderson, Ky., Roger (Nancy) Junker of Hopkinsville, Ky.; brother-in-law, Larry Randby of Beebe, Ariz.
She is preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Sherrie Kay, infant son Gary; parents; brothers, Roland and Arthur, Jr.