Arlene Simek, 88, Mitchell died Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Avera Brady Health and Rehab.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am, Wednesday, May 29 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial will be in St. Leo Catholic Cemetery at Tyndall. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until the time of service at the church. Arrangements are with the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.
Arlene Simek was born August 4, 1930, at Gary, SD to Aaron and Margaret (Mohr) Nelson. She graduated from South Dakota State University with a BS Degree in Home Economics in 1953 and her MS Degree in 1961. On December 26, 1956, she married Melvin Simek at Tyndall, SD. Arlene taught home economics and supervised student teachers in schools for 35 years. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters, South Dakota, and National Home Economics Association and past member of the Lioness Club and Delta Kappa Gama.
She is survived by her husband, Melvin, son, Jeffrey (Nancy) Simek, three grandchildren: Vinny, Jenna and Laura and one great-great-grandchild, Brantley all residing in the Kansas City area and seven nieces and nephews in CO.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Mardell Smith.