Oleen C. Arenholz

Sep 5, 2020
Arenholz, Oleen


Change in service place:

Memorial Service will be held 11:15 a.m. Saturday, September 12, 2020 at the American Lutheran Church 801 Monroe St., La Porte City.


West View Cemetery 


may be directed “To the benefit of the Cedar Valley Nature Trail” at Cedar Trails Partnership, 6510 Hudson Road, Cedar Falls, IA 50613,  or to her church - American Lutheran Church, La Porte City, 801 Monroe St. La Porte City, Iowa 50651.


Oleen C. Arenholz, 90, of La Porte City, died Saturday, September 5, 2020 at the Waverly Heath Center due to injuries she sustained in a fall.  She was born October 2, 1929 in Traer the daughter of Karl and Esther Bendickson Knutson.  She was a 1949 graduate of Lincoln High School in Vinton.

She married Dale Wienands on November 9, 1946 in Des Moines; they were later divorced.  She married William Arenholz on August 6, 1950 in Vinton; they were later divorced. 

Besides being a homemaker, Oleen worked as a dispatcher for La Porte City Fire and Ambulance for 15 years.   She made and sold wedding cakes and stuffed toys.
She was a member of the La Porte City American Lutheran Church, where she was active with the Women of the ELCA (WELCA), sang in the choir, and made many of the church banners.  She was an avid bike rider, riding around LaPorte City and the Cedar Valley Nature Trail – clocking over 75,000 miles.   Oleen considered herself a “professional volunteer” – from delivering Meals on Wheels to planting flower gardens in LaPorte City and the nature trail and giving away many of her stuffed animals and felt designs. She loved doing puzzles and sewing. She volunteered with the Girl Scouts for 15 years.      

Survived by: a son David (Verdina) Arenholz of Waverly; three grandchildren, Todd (Teresa) Arenholz of Waverly, Tiffany (Lucas) Miller of Spirit Lake, Angela (John) James of Florida, and twelve great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: her parents; a daughter, Ruth Esther Arenholz; a brother, Kenneth Knutson and a sister Elinor Hamilton.

Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel in charge of arrangements 319-233-3146.  

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  1. MARVIN HRUBES | Sep 07, 2020
    Our sympathy to Oleen's family members!
  2. Cheryl Voelschow | Sep 06, 2020
    Truly  blessed woman❤️

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