Arlene E. Drewelow

arlene drewelow
Arlene E. Drewelow, age 92 of New Hampton, IA died Thursday, July 23, 2009 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. Arlene Evelyn Drewelow was born on August 1, 1916 to Herman and Helen (Pagle) Koehler in Crown, MN. She was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith. While growing up Arlene took care of her ailing mother until her death. She then went on helping others in their homes. She was united in marriage to Reinhart C. Drewelow on September 1, 1932 at St. Johns Lutheran Church at Boyd. The couple farmed the Drewelow family farm in Boyd. To this union four children were born, Doris, Norma, Lloyd and David. In 1992 the couple moved to New Hampton where she took wonderful care of her husband until he entered the nursing home. Arlene worked as a waitress for Klunders Kafe and Main Diner for 15 years. Arlene enjoyed embroidering, gardening, canning, cooking, baking, playing her harmonica, and playing cards. Anyone that visited her had to have coffee and homemade goodies. She was a member of the Lutheran Ladies Aide, taught Sunday school and helped make quilts at the church. She also had a role in the Tide commercial that was filmed at the Boyd Church along with many. Arlene is survived by her three children Norma Pack, of Crofton, MD, Lloyd (Carol) Drewelow of New Hampton, and David L. (Carol) Drewelow of New Hampton; 13 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; sister Evalyn Rosenau of Waverly, IA; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; Reinhart; daughter Doris Cheney, sons-in-law Larry Cheney and Wayne Pack; great grandson Dallas Drewelow; sister Leona Schmitt, and brother Harry Koehler. Cemetery: Burial will be in Boyd Cemetery at Boyd. Visitation: Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Monday, July 27, 2009 at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service at the church in New Hampton. Service: Funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton, with Pastor Matthew Voyer officiating.

View current weather.

Memories Timeline


  1. Dave, Carol and family,
    We are not home right now but want to extend our condolences th you all!

  2. To Arlene’s family, She was a very strong person and she loved all of you. She will be missed.

  3. Dave & Carol,
    We are so sorry to hear of Arlene’s passing. It’s always hard to lose a parent, especially your last one. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
    Love, The Bruch’s

  4. I was very sorry to hear of Arlene’s passing. My sympathy goes out to her family. I enjoyed many delicious meals from Arlene while a neighbor in Boyd, after helping Reinhart with chores around the farm, or coming back from a big fishing trip. They were great friends and neighbors and I shall always remember them with fond memories.

  5. To Arlene’s family, you have my sympathy. I always enjoyed visiting with her. I will miss that very much. I remember the time that she took out her harmonica and played a tune for me. She enjoyed it as much as I did. You are in my prayers. Deb

  6. As a SHIIP volunteer, I (and others) visited Arlene often to discuss her Medicare questions and concerns. She never failed to offer treats and coffee. Before we left, she would bring out her harmonica and play for us. Those were fond memories to replay and treasure. I offer my sympathy to her family members as you mourn her loss.
    She was truly an unique and delightful individual.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

  1. Light a Candle
  2. Light a Candle
  3. Light a Candle
  4. Light a Candle
  5. Light a Candle
  6. Light a Candle
  7. Light a Candle
  8. Light a Candle