In loving memory of

Arlene M. Brunning
September 9, 1940 - September 12, 2019

Arlene M. Brunning, 79, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Thursday evening, September 12, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Society in Davenport, Iowa.

A natural farewell with Cremation has taken place. A private burial will be held at the Salem Lutheran Cemetery in Spragueville, Iowa. The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.

Arlene Engel was born on September 9, 1940 in Jackson County, Iowa, to Arthur and Dorothy (Eckelberg) Engel. She was a Maquoketa High School graduate. She married Edward Brunning on July 2, 1962. They later divorced in 1973.

Arlene had worked various jobs throughout the years including working at Jackson State Bank, Super 8 Motel, Crestridge Nursing Home, and Pacific Coast Feather Company. She had also delivered the Quad City Times Newspaper.

Those left to honor her memory include her children, Barbara Paulsen of Maquoketa, IA, Kevin Brunning of Miles and Cheryl Strazza of New Milford, CT; 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.

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Lisa Arterberry Streets wrote on Sep 22, 2019:

"Sorry for your loss cheryl"

Tammy (Markle) DeVore wrote on Sep 19, 2019:

"Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to your family."

Gary and Joan Petersen wrote on Sep 18, 2019:

"Barb, Kevin and Cheryl, We are so sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed seeing your Mom at Walmart etc. There was always so much to visit about. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. "

deb and roy wilhelm wrote on Sep 17, 2019:

"barb and family so sorry for your loss. Deb and Roy Wilhelm "

Jodene Berggren wrote on Sep 15, 2019:

"Arlene was a fabulous lady. We had her as a paper carrier she was always very pleasant & prompt, but that was her true nature. "

Dee Flagel wrote on Sep 14, 2019:

"So sorry for your loss. Prayers to all of you. Dee Flagel"