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Services Grace Lutheran Church, Dodge Center
  Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
Visitation The Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Monday, July 9 from 4 to 7 p.m.
  and at the church for one hour prior to the service on Tuesday

Arlene Esther (Mrs. Robert) Scherger, age 64, of Dodge Center, died on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, with family by her side at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna.

Funeral services will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, Dodge Center, on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Robert Lentz officiating. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.

Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Monday, July 9, 2012, from 4 to 7 p.m. and also at the church for one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Arlene Esther, the daughter of Albert V. and Arlene B. (Schlobohm) Ciffra, was born on August 4, 1947, in Faribault. She graduated from West Concord High School in 1964 and from Mankato State College in 1968. She married Robert Scherger on September 4, 1999, in Dodge Center. Arlene was employed by Dodge County Social Services for 15 years and for over 20 years by the Minnesota Department of Human Services in St. Paul. She enjoyed teaching Sunday School, serving on the Altar Guild, including ordering and arranging Easter flowers, and being the church librarian and making crafts.

She is survived by her husband, Robert; one daughter, Gail Christine (David Michael) O’Brien of Owatonna; her father, Albert V. Ciffra of Owatonna; stepchildren and grandchildren, Allan (Heather) Scherger, Allie, Caleb and Ashlyn of Viroqua, WI, Richard (Kris) Scherger, Ben and Katie of Dodge Center and Karen (Tobin) Lorch, Carter and Audrey of Rushford; eight siblings, Norman (Jeanne) Ciffra of Nevis, Albert D. (Rhonda) Ciffra of Dodge Center, JoAnn (Bernie) Scherger of Dodge Center, Joyce Ciffra of Owatonna, Laura (Rev. Harold) Storm of Gaylord, Lois Ciffra of Owatonna, Karen (John) Cutting of Byron and Carol Ciffra of Owatonna; aunts and uncles, Duane (Diane) Schlobohm of Faribault, Lorraine (Donald) Dostal of West Concord, Valeria (Clayton) Harris of Spring Lake Park, Eleanor (Fred) Neubert of Sauk Centre, Sherman (Joyce) Benson of Kenyon, Louise Schlobohm of Faribault, Marie Tuve of Elysian and Margaret (Elmer) Vikla of Lonsdale; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Arlene B. Ciffra; one aunt, Evelyn Benson two uncles, Donald Schlobohm and Edwin Tuve and a cousin, Daniel Schlobohm.

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Name: Juanita Krueger
Date: Friday July 06, 2012


God's Peace be with the entire Ciffra/Scherger family. Arlene, her mom, and Jesus shared an awesome, flawless, spectacular fireworks together this 4th of July. May our Lord's loving arms and reasurrance that He is with us always grant you strength as together we celebrate the gift of life (both here on earth and especially eternal life with Jesus in heaven). The battle is over, the VICTORY won!!! Alleluia! Hugs!