Arlene Markle

March 7, 1935 - June 11, 2024

Service: DUE TO FLOODING AND THE SAFETY OF EVERYONE, ARLENE'S FUNERAL HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO 11:00 a.m.  SATURDAY JULY 27, 2024. 

DUE TO FLOODING AND THE SAFETY OF EVERYONE, ARLENE’S FUNERAL HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO 11:00 a.m.  SATURDAY JULY 27, 2024. 

Arlene Louise Markle, age 89, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD.  A Celebration of Arlene’s Life will begin at 11:00 a.m. SATURDAY JULY 27, 2024 at Canton Lutheran Church, Canton, SD.  Family will greet visitors one hour prior to the service.

          Arlene was born on March 7, 1935 in Beresford, SD to Raymond and Ruby (Twedt) Steenholdt.  She graduated from Canton High School in 1953.  She was united in marriage to Donald Markle on March 26, 1954 in Canton, SD.  The couple made their home in Canton.

          In addition to raising her daughters, Arlene worked for Peterson Paint Store, Canton Food Center, Northwestern Bell, First Bank and Trust, the Canton School District and the Canton Good Samaritan Society.   She also ironed for several families in Canton.

          In her spare time, Arlene enjoyed bowling, fishing, playing cards, especially Yahtzee with Dorothy, watching or attending sporting events, and her Thursday pie day with her friends.  In her younger days, she also loved to roller skate.   Arlene cherished time with her family and loved going to her grandkids and great-grandkids activities.  She will be remembered for her willingness to help her family and friends.

          Grateful for sharing her life are her daughters, Deb Hoogendoorn of Rock Rapids, IA and Sheila Nelson of Sioux Falls, SD; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Karen Miller; sister-in-law, Betty Severson; brother-in-law, Kenny Baatz; along with numerous extended relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Kenny Steenholdt and Curtis Steenholdt; sister, Judy Baatz; and sons-in-law Mike Hoogendoorn and Terry Nelson.

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  1. Ila Torkelson on June 12, 2024 said:

    oh i am so sorry to see this. she was always such a sweetie.
    Sympathy to all of Arlenes family and friends.

  2. wilma romereim on June 12, 2024 said:

    My deepest sympathy. May her memory be a blessing 🙌

  3. Sue king on June 12, 2024 said:

    I remember as a kid going to your house so our parents could play cards!! Loved that, Arlene was always fun to visit with, know that you are all in my prayers

  4. Susy I Teach on June 12, 2024 said:

    Deb, Sheila, and Families,
    So sorry to hear your mother passed away. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Jeanie Koedam Jacobsen on June 13, 2024 said:

    Arlene was such a nice person. She will be missed. My sympathies to all of her family. May God wrap his loving arms around you all.

  6. MCENTEE'S on June 13, 2024 said:

    So sorry to hear of Arlene’s passing. we have many memories with being neighbors years ago. Hugs and prayers to all. Mac and Carol McEntee.

  7. Cheryl McCann on June 13, 2024 said:

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family

  8. Mary Jo Holman on June 13, 2024 said:

    Such a lovely caring lady. She will be missed. So sorry for your loss.

  9. Angie Wikert on June 13, 2024 said:

    My sincere condolence to all of you and Dorothy. Arlene was a very sweet lady. You are in my prayers

  10. Judy De Kam on June 14, 2024 said:

    Extending sympathy in your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace. And cherished memories.

  11. Nodja Richter on June 14, 2024 said:

    I feel so blessed that we were able to visit Arlene just a few weeks ago & reminisce together about the days when my parents, Bob & Lois Smethurst would get together with Don & Arlene to play cards while us girls played house with dolls! My deepest sympathy to you, Deb & Sheila & all the family. She was such a special lady that I will always remember do fondly!

  12. Kent Jan C. Layon on June 14, 2024 said:

    Rachael,
    Sorry to hear your grandma passed away. My sincere condolence to you and your family.

  13. Diana Fossum on June 14, 2024 said:

    Sorry for your loss

  14. Patty Dittberner on June 21, 2024 said:

    I am so very sorry for the loss of Arlene. Enjoyed knowing her! Sympathy and prayers for her family. Patty