Arlene Burdess Giegling was born on March 06, 1925 at Emery SD to Bert and Arlie Byrd Janssen. She was baptized on Mother's Day, 1940, with her niece, Betty Heronimus, her mother, Arlie Byrd Janssen, and her grandmother, Maggie Eller Byrd at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in Emery. She graduated from Emery High School and then worked at the Hanson County Courthouse for several years. On September 6, 1946 she married Donald E. Giegling at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother and enjoyed watching her three grandsons play sports and other activities. She lovingly cared for her husband, Don for many years after his stroke.
She leaves to morn one son, Stuart and wife Michelle (Tegels) Giegling, three grandsons: Cade, Chase and Cole all of whom she was very proud.
She was preceded in death by her husband Don, parents, Bert & Arlie Janssen and two sisters, Margaret Janssen Heronimus and Berniece Janssen whom died at 18 months of age.
Arlene will be greatly missed by her family, nieces and nephews.