Arilene Kirsch

Arilene Kirsch

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Graveside services for Arilene Kirsch, 90, of Dickinson, formerly of Gladstone, will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at Pioneer Lutheran (Enger) Cemetery, south of Gladstone. If attending please adhere to social distancing guidelines for the safety of others. The graveside service will be shown on Stevenson Funeral Home Facebook page, Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.

Arilene passed away Thursday, April 16, 2020 at St. Benedict’s Health Center, Dickinson, ND.

Arilene Kirsch was born August 18, 1929 in Gladstone to Jens and Cora (Bilden) Enger. She grew up on the Enger family farm south of town. Arilene attended school in a one-room school house near the farm. After school she continued to help her father on the farm. It was during this time that she met Walter Kirsch and the two were married on July 18, 1953. To this union was born three children, Pam, Jim and Lori. They farmed and ranched in the Gladstone community until they moved to Dickinson in 1977. Arilene worked at the Donut Hole in Dickinson for 40 years.

She enjoyed sewing, and made many clothes for her family. She also enjoyed baking, cooking and canning for her family. Arilene was also fond of gardening and working in her flowers.

Arilene was a 4H club leader in her early years. She was also a charter member of the Evening Circle at Taylor Lutheran where she served as president, secretary and steward.

She is survived by her children, Pamela (Joe) Kirsch-Dodd, Belgrade, MT; James Kirsch, Christine, ND; Lori Ann Kirsch, Dickinson, ND; numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by both of her parents, her husband, Walter; siblings, Jestina Vangsness, Adeline Lawrence, Vivian Merganthal, Selmer Enger, Paul Enger and an infant brother, Edward.

In Lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Taylor Luther Church.
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    Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 11:00am
    Pioneer Lutheran Cemetery
    Address not given
    Gladstone, ND 58630
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Doug Dockter

Posted at 08:07pm
I always enjoyed talking with your mom when I delivered to the Donut Hole. I'm sorry for your loss.

Lolly Kadrmas

Posted at 04:23pm
Lori and family~ So very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Many memories from high school. Thoughts and prayers!
Lolly Kadrmas

Joleen Karsky

Posted at 09:57pm
Pam, Jim and Laurie,
Kevin and I are so sorry to to hear of your moms passing. She was such a dear part of the Donut Hole and I know my kids will be missing her come Halloween they loved to stop at her house every year.
With deepest sympathy, Kevin and Joleen Karsky

Arlys Jorda

Posted at 03:58pm
Pam, Jim and Lori,
We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. It is so difficult to lose a parent. We always enjoyed visiting with her. We are thinking and praying for you during this difficult time.
With sympathy,
Tom and Arlys (Lefor) Jorda

Sandra Moos

Posted at 10:47pm
Arilene was the sweetest lady. I loved her. She worked for Baker Boy and The Donut Hole for many many years. Loved her smile, her laugh and everything about her. So very sorry for your loss. Sandy Moos

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