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Arsilvia Loehrs, 91

Arsilvia Alma Agnes Loehrs, age 91, of Waconia, passed away Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at Good Samaritan in Waconia.

She was born June 21, 1923, in Winsted Township, the daughter of Adolph and Anna (Schmidt) Krienke. Arsilvia was baptized as an infant July 1, 1923, by the Rev. Walter Baumhoefener, and was later confirmed in her faith, March 21, 1937, by the Rev. J. A. Schert, both at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Bergen Township, McLeod County.

Arsilvia received her education in Lester Prairie, and was a graduate of the Lester Prairie High School class of 1941.

She was united in marriage to Elmer Loehrs Nov. 5, 1941, by the Rev. A. Vomhof at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. The couple made their home on the farm near Norwood Young America until 1988, when they moved to Mayer.

Arsilvia and Elmer’s marriage was blessed with three children, Marilyn (Mrs. Edward Ryan), Marlyn, and Randy. They were blessed with 69 years of marriage, until Elmer passed away Nov. 1, 2010.

In addition to being a loving wife, mother, and homemaker, Arsilvia took pride in helping on the farm. Arsilvia and Elmer were also caretakers at the Mayer Elderly Apartments for 22 years.

She was a faithful member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America.

Arsilvia enjoyed listening to old time music, playing Sheephead, cooking, planting and taking care of her garden, and Sunday afternoon drives. She always had concern for the well-being of other people. Arsilvia cherished the time spent with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her sons, Marlyn Loehrs and his wife, Karen, of Cologne, and Randy Loehrs and his wife, Nancy, of Norwood Young America; son-in-law Edward Ryan (husband of the late Marilyn) of Chaska; grandchildren Justin Loehrs of Chanhassen, Jarred Loehrs of Norwood Young America, Jennifer Seibert and her husband, Zach, of Waconia, and Kristine Loehrs and her special friend, Tyler Beckefeld, of Cologne; sister-in-law, Betty Krienke of Glencoe; brother-in-law Erland Loehrs of Waconia; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

In addition to her husband, Elmer, and her daughter, Marilyn; Arsilvia was preceded in death by her parents, Adolph and Anna Krienke; brothers Arthur Krienke and his wife, Lucinda, Walter Krienke and his wife, Adela, Victor Krienke and his wife, Esther, and Herbert Krienke; and sisters Argoldie Schubert and her husband, Wilmer, and Rosilvia Redepenning and her husband, Harvey.

Funeral services took place Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America, with visitation from noon to 2 p.m. at the church. Interment was at the Mau Cemetery in NYA.

The Paul-McBride Funeral Home in Norwood Young America handled the arrangements.

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