The funeral service for Arlene Kuperus will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at the Faith Lutheran Church in Eagle Bend, with Pastor Melissa Ehrhardt officiating. Friends may call on Tuesday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the church and on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Arlene passed away at the age of 86, on Thursday, February 6, 2013, at the Care Center in Long Prairie, MN.
Arlene Geraldine Kuperus was born to Theodore and Amy (Christiansen) Plumhoff at Georgeville, MN, on October 12, 1927.
Arlene married George Kuperus on March 10, 1948, in Belgrade. George and Arlene retired from farming in 1983, and moved to Eagle Bend before moving to Centra Care Nursing Home in Long Prairie in April 2012.
As a homemaker Arlene enjoyed sewing, quilting and crocheting. She loved spending time with her family. Over the years she enjoyed the activities and her friendships with fellow Homemakers Club members.
Arlene was preceded in death by her parents Theodore and Amy; and sister & Brother-in-law Jeanette & Vernon Torgerson.
She is survived by her husband George, children Iverne (Charles) Brill of Dassel, Theodore (Lorraine) Kuperus of Wadena, Maxine (Dan) Holmquist of Eagle Bend, Glenn (Brenda) Kuperus of Waite Park and Terry (Gloria) Kuperus of Long Prairie; 13 grandchildren, 7 step grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; brother Wendell (Agnes) Plumhoff of Benson; and sister Barbara Plumhoff of St. Paul.
Pallbearers will be Richard Hartsuiker, Roger Hartsuiker, Scott Kuperus, Henry Kuperus, Andrew Kuperus, Jeffrey Holmquist, Jason Kuperus and Joseph Kuperus.
Burial will be in Hope Cemetery in Eagle Bend, MN.
Arrangements are with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes in Bertha.