The Free Press, Mankato, MN


July 3, 2014

Arlene L. Ludtke

Waterville — Arlene L. Ludtke, Mankato, died June, 28, 2014 at Autumn Grace.  Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Monday, July 7, 2014 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Mankato with Rev. Paul Lauer officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment will be at Woodland Hills Memorial Park.

  Arlene was born in Mankato to Ben & Frieda (Darge) Ludtke.  She grew up in the Good Thunder area and graduated from Good Thunder High School and later the Minnesota Business College in Minneapolis.  She worked as an Administrative Secretary to Personal Administrator of the five Dayton Brothers, Executive Secretary to Advertising Mgr of The Saturday Evening Post, Secretary Supervisor and Assistant to Radio-TV. Time Buyer at Campbell, Mathew Advertising Agency and Secretary to District Sales Manager of Birds Eye Division of General Foods.

  She was very interested in music.  Arlene sang in Handel's Messiah at the Minneapolis Auditorium for over ten years under the direction of Weston Noble of Luther College.  She was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church.

  Arlene is survived by LaVerne Ludtke of New Hope and preceded in death by her parents and brother, Eldren "Al"

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