Arlene Baumgartner, 84, of Waterloo, formerly a longtime resident of Cedar Rapids, died at Rosewood Estate of Friendship Village in Waterloo on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.
She was born May 11, 1928, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Charles Ernest and Bertha Marie (Odlund) Coleman. Arlene married Elwyn LuRay Baumgartner on Oct. 26, 1946, in Cedar Rapids. He died Feb. 28, 1992. She graduated from Wilson High School in Cedar Rapids. Arlene worked as a seamstress for Stegman Draperies for many years until her retirement.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Cedar Rapids and the Sharon United Methodist Church.
Local survivors include her sister, Nancy (Cecil) Ellison of Solon. Services were held Jan. 4 at Locke Funeral Home in Waterloo, with burial at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Memorials may be made to the family for Arlene’s memorial charities.
Condolences may be left at www.LockeFuneralHome.com.