Arlene Wood

May 9, 1926 — Aug. 30, 2017


BURT — Arlene Wood, age 91 of Burt, passed away, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at the Algona Manor in Algona. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., at Lentz Funeral Home in Burt with Rev. Ed Girres celebrating. Burial took place in Portland Township Cemetery in Burt.

Mary Arlene Wood, the daughter of John P. And Christena (Kenne) VonBank, was born on May 9, 1926, in West Bend. She attended West Bend Schools.  On Sept. 17, 1946, she married Robert L. Wood in St. Joe. Arlene was a dedicated wife and mother raising two children, Jean and Randy.

Arlene loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed wind chimes, butterflies, cookies and deviled eggs.

Arlene is survived by her children; Jean Rath of Algona and Randy (Michelle) Wood of Algona; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; brothers, Melvin “Fritz” VonBank of Algona, Richard “Pat” VonBank of Clear Lake and Robert “Bobby” VonBank of Algona and a sister, Geraldine “Sweet” VonBank of Algona. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bob in 2007; a son-in-law, John Rath and brothers, Harold and John VonBank.

The Lentz Funeral Home of Algona is serving the family. Condolences may be left at


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