Arleen Bye

Dates

November 29, 1926 - July 2, 2021

Obituary

Arleen Bye, 94, of Mitchell, SD, died Friday, July 2, 2021 at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Wednesday, July 7, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stickney. Burial will be at Ebenezer Lutheran Cemetery in rural Corsica. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service at the Church. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Arleen Delores Bye was born on November 29, 1926 in Sioux Falls, SD. She was adopted when she was three years old by Edwin and Mary (Everson) Haugum of rural Corsica. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith which she steadfastly remained faithful to until the time of her death.

On June 2, 1948, Arleen was married to Bruce Bye at the home of Arleen's parents. From this union, Bruce and Arleen were blessed with four children: Audrey, Lola Mae, Renee, and Lowell. They farmed in the Corsica area until they retired and moved to Stickney in the fall of 1985. They celebrated their 50th anniversary together in June of 1998 and shortly thereafter, on December 26, 1998, Bruce passed away unexpectedly. Arleen remained in their home in Stickney until 2016.

Arleen enjoyed spending time with her family. She was an accomplished seamstress and used that talent to help sew many mission quilts through her Church, St. Paul Lutheran of Stickney, SD. She also enjoyed cooking and baking and shared that by cooking at the Stickney Senior Citizens Center and Legion Cafe* for several years when they first moved to Stickney.

Arleen is survived by her four children: Audrey (Jim) Handsel, Mitchell SD; Lola Mae (Pat) Cranny, Plankinton SD; Renee (Jim) Spaans, Mission TX; and Lowell (Merna) Bye, Corsica SD; five grandchildren: Darin Cranny and fiance' Anna Klein, Plankinton SD; Nicole (Craig) Roth, Tea SD; Kyle (Krysta) Spaans, Weisbaden Germany; Trevor (Brittany) Bye, Corsica, SD; and Adam Bye, Corsica SD; her great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Darlene Bye; 2 nephews and one niece.

Arleen was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce; parents, Edwin and Mary Haugum; in-laws, Ingman and Myrtle Bye; and brother-in-law, Mervin Bye.

 


Visitation(s)

Date
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location
St. Paul Lutheran Church
103 N 6th St
Stickney, SD 57375

Service

Date
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Time
10:30 AM
Location
St. Paul Lutheran Church
103 N 6th St
Stickney, SD 57375

Cemetery

Ebenezer Lutheran Cemetery
Rural Corsica, SD


Posted by Al & Diana Andera on July 6, 2021
Our sympathy to Audrey, Lola Mae, Renee and Lowell and families. Memories go way back. May she rest in peace.
Posted by Shirley Keizer on July 6, 2021
I feel sad to know Arleen's gone from us, but the joy she has to have gained heaven & be with your dad & her parents makes it so much easier for me. One day I will see her again too. Loved that gal!!
Posted by Pam Ruff on July 5, 2021
I am so sorry to the family of Arleen …l loved her smile always, and to be in church with her.
Posted by Fran and Jim Wesseling on July 5, 2021
May she rest in eternal peace in the arms of our Lord🙏. Our condolences to her loved ones she leaves.
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