Arlene Eischeid

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Arlene Eischeid, 84, of Carroll, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, Dec. 14, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Willey. The celebrant was Father Steve Brodersen. Music was by Mary Kay Tigges and the St. Mary Choir. Lectors were Tina Gehling, Amy Isherwood and Lorraine Hoffman. Gift bearers were Lauren Gehling, Brynlee Hoffman, Emery Hoffman and Lillian Ricke. Eucharistic ministers were Donna Kennebeck, Jan Handlos and Kim Handlos. Casket bearers were Justin Hoffman, Jared Hoffman, Joey Riesberg, Tallon Beiter, Hunter Hartwigsen and Connor Hoffman. Burial was at the parish cemetery.

Funeral arrangements were under the guidance of Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll. Online condolences may be left for Arlene’s family at

Arlene was born on July 22, 1935, in Carroll, Iowa, a daughter of Edward and Hilda (Reiman) Miller. She spent her entire lifetime in the Carroll area and graduated from St. Angela Academy in 1953. Arlene married Andy Hoffman on May 26, 1953. To this union were five children. Following the passing of her Andy, Arlene later married Marvin Eischeid in November 1981. She was a devoted mother and homemaker, and also worked in housekeeping at St. Anthony Nursing Home and assisted with Caring Hands.

Arlene had a great sense of humor, enjoyed gardening and playing cards, especially with the Willey Widowed Women. She was an avid baker, apple and rhubarb pies being her specialties. Arlene was a member of St. Lawrence Church in Carroll and a lifelong member of St. Mary Church in Willey.

Arlene is survived by her children: Deb (Gary) Riesberg of Halbur, Patty (Ed) McCoy of Clarion and Mark (Sue) Hoffman of Carroll; daughter-in-law, Rhonda Hoffman of Carroll; 13 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; sister, Lillian (Archie) Rickie of Carroll; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Lambert Hoffman of Graettinger, Millie Hoffman of Carroll, Cliff (Jean) Eischeid of Carroll, Ruth Ann (Ray) Brincks of Carroll, Verena (Romen) Wittrock of Carroll, Janice Neppl of Denison, Duane Buetel of Carroll, Alberta Meiners of Dedham, Lenora (Vince) Gross of Carroll and Teresa (Dale) Schlichte of Manning; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other extended relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Hilda Miller; son Gerald Hoffman in infancy; son Mike Hoffman in 2013; husbands: Andrew Hoffman in 1977 and Marvin Eischeid in 1999; sister, Bernice Bekehermes; and parents-in-law, Joe and Mary Hoffman.

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