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Arles E. Zellmann

Arles E. Zellmann, age 95, of New Germany, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, at the Good Samaritan Center in Waconia.

Arles was born Feb. 17, 1912, in Wright County, Woodland Township, the daughter of Emil and Emelia (Goede) Pawelk. She was baptized March 24, 1912, at her parent’s home by the Rev. Theodore Rolf, and confirmed March 28, 1926, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany, also by Rev. Rolf.

Arles was united in marriage to Roland J. Zellmann Oct. 24, 1936, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany by Rev. Rolf.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandma, and great-great-grandma, Arles took great pleasure in quilting, embroidering, cooking, baking, gardening, and canning. She also loved to work with her flowers.

Arles was a choir member at St. Mark Lutheran Church for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland; great-granddaughter Tara Stahlke; great-grandson Everett Stahlke; parents Emil and Emelia Pawelk; brothers and sisters-in-law Roy and Marcella Pawelk, and Oscar and Mabel Pawelk; sisters and brothers-in-law Lillie and Henry Lohrke, Ida and George Reese, and Agnes and Paul Jakubik; sister-in-law Clara Pawelk; father-in-law and mother-in-law Fred and Theresa Zellmann Sr.; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Otto and Della Zellmann, Fred Jr. and Anna Marie Zellmann, Herman and Margaret Zellmann, Elroy Zellmann, Clara and Otto Manske, Hilma and Alfred Feltmann, Olga Zellmann, Elsie and John Grimm, Theresa and Ed Karels, and Adeline and William Hafemann.

Arles is survived by her loving family: daughter and son-in-law Connie and Ronald Stahlke of New Germany; son and daughter-in-law Marlo and Linda Zellmann of Norwood Young America; grandchildren Rick and Shelley Stahlke, Gary and Cathy Stahlke, Kristi and Andrew Larsen, Cammi Stahlke, Joy and Andrew Cook, Clint Zellmann, and Grace and Steven Marsden; great-grandchildren Ryan and Amber, Reed, Sarah, Brenna, Olivia, Claudia, Weston, Ellen, Aaron, Lauren, Cade, Klaire, and Evan; and great-great-granddaughter Paige.

She is further survived by a brother, Edwin Pawelk of Winsted; nieces; nephews; and other relatives; and friends.

Funeral service took place Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany with the Rev. Allen Holthus officiating. Interment was in St. Mark Lutheran Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Arles’ grandsons: Rick Stahlke, Gary Stahlke, Andrew Larsen, Andrew Cook, Clint Zellmann, and Steven Marsden.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia.