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Arlene Tebben

February 1, 1930 - May 6, 2021
From: Wall Lake, IA
Arlene Tebben

Arlene Tebben

Born: February 1, 1930
Died: May 6, 2021
Age: 91
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   Arlene Tebben, age 91 of Wall Lake, IA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at Twilight Acres Nursing Home in Wall Lake.
   Arlene Mae Gossman was born February 1, 1930, to parents Leo and Julia (Kaipust) Gossman on a farm near Platte Center, NE, where she, along with her five siblings, attended country school. Later, the family moved to a farm near Thompson, IA, where Arlene attended high school. She graduated from Thompson High School with the class of 1948. After graduation, Arlene worked as a telephone operator before attending St. Vincent’s School of Nursing in Sioux City, IA, where she earned her Registered Nurse degree.
   On December 27, 1958, Arlene married Richard Tebben at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Corwith, IA. This union was blessed with two children, Anita and Daniel. Together they raised their family in Corwith, Osage, Ventura, Storm Lake, Sac City, Lake View and finally Carnarvon, IA.  
   Arlene worked many years as an RN, beginning in the office of Dr. John Camp in Britt, IA, then the Newell Good Samaritan Society in Newell, IA, Park View Manor in Sac City, IA, and Shady Oaks Nursing Home in Lake City, IA. She had a strong work ethic and was known for her high standards of care. After Arlene retired from nursing, she became a waitress at Van’s Café in Auburn, IA, and thoroughly enjoyed her years there as she made many friends among the “regulars.” Arlene also volunteered her time in the elementary school helping Begindergarten children, and at Twilight Acres in Wall Lake, serving their afternoon coffee. Her ambitious Farm Festival raffle ticket sales revealed a strong sense of community pride and responsibility.
    Arlene’s faithfulness, sharp wit, and fresh rhubarb pies will all be sorely missed.
   Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Anita (Dennis) Nuetzman of Mason City, IA; daughter-in-law Stephanie Clemens of Bondurant, IA; grandchildren: David (Suzy) Nuetzman, Adelaide Nuetzman, and Erin Nuetzman; step-grandchildren: Shannon (Tim) Sievers, Elizabeth Aschinger, and Aliss (Ty) Thompson; four great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Mike Tebben; sister-in-law Norma Tebben; nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
   Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Tebben, son Daniel Tebben, Richard’s brothers Russel, Robert, Larry, and Lenny; her only brother: Duane (Lila) Gossman and four sisters: Ivona (Herb) Mahlendorf, Marjorie (Longin) Sousek, Evelyn (Vince) Eisenbacher, and Phyllis (Lee) Griffin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the family to establish a scholarship fund for nursing students.
Mass of Christian Burial
10:30 a.m., Tuesday
May 11, 2021
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Wall Lake, Iowa

Father Larry McCarty
Deacon Butch Stone

9:30 a.m., Tuesday
May 11, 2021
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Wall Lake, Iowa
Corwith Cemetery
Corwith, Iowa


Monday, May 24, 2021 at 12:44 PM
“Anita, so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a very special lady and I loved my time spent with your family. May God give you peace at this difficult time.”
- Nancy A Janssen
Monday, May 17, 2021 at 8:11 AM
“I worked with Arlene at Park View many years ago.. What a wonderful lady and an awesome nurse!”
- Rose Harjes
Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 12:30 PM
“I worked with Arlene at Shady Oakes. She was an excellent nurse. She was firm and kind with a heart of gold. I will always remember and respect her. RIP dear Freind ❤️”
- Mary Vogel
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 9:30 AM
“So sorry for your loss. She was a strong woman. I worked with her many years at parkview. She taught me a lot. Arlene always did things for people and didn't want to be found out. I remember card board cakes when we celebrated birthdays. Rubber gloves with food that got rotten. Passed back and forth in many ways, in boots coats purses, presents. A great lady. ”
- Cindy Nedrow
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 9:30 AM
“Sympathy to Arlene's family. She was a good friend. Albert and Arlene had a good many conversation as they were near the same age Always enjoyed her and she always asked about Carnarvon and its people .”
- Shirley Ohden
Monday, May 10, 2021 at 9:35 PM
“So Sorry to hear about Arlene's passing. I worked in the kitchen at Park View when she was there and she is the one who gave me the nickname of "Mainerd" Even when I worked art FoodPride and she would come in there, she always called me "Mainerd". She was a wonderful, funny and great nurse. You have my sympathy.”
- Karen Cerra
Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 6:28 PM
“I worked with arlene at shady oaks lake city .she was a great nurse .3 to 11 shift.i was treatment nurse good memories rest in peace dear arlene”
- karen gingery
Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 6:27 PM
“I worked with Arlene for several years, and we became good friends. She always replied to the cards I sent her while she was at Twilight Acres. I will always cherish her friendship, and will miss her wit.”
- Gloria Bean
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