Arlene Misfeldt Obituary (1931 – 2022) – Rock Island, IL


Arlene D. Misfeldt

May 27, 1931 – January 29, 2022

Arlene D. Misfeldt, 90, of Houston, TX, formerly of Geneseo, died Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Addington Place in Clear Lake, Houston, TX. A private family burial at the North Cemetery, Geneseo, is planned for the near future. A memorial service will be held at a time to be determined soon at First United Methodist Church, Geneseo. The Reverend Dr. Chris Ritter will officiate. Submissions may be sent to the American Cancer Society (, the First United Methodist Church, 302 N. State Street, Geneseo, IL, 61254, and the Alzheimer’s Association (

Arlene was born May 27, 1931, the daughter of Fred and Dorthea (Michelsen) Stewart, in Hillsdale, Illinois. She graduated from Hillsdale High School, class of 1949. On December 8, 1951, Arlene married Leland “Lee” Misfeldt at a service held in Hillsdale, Illinois. He predeceased her in 2003. She was employed as an accountant for Bestor Brothers, then later for The Cellar Restaurant, retiring in 1993. Arlene was a member of First United Methodist Church, Geneseo, Geneseo Country Club , Geneseo Moose Lodge and the American Legion Auxiliary. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing golf.

Those who cherish his memory include his children, Randal (Deborah) Misfeldt, Houston, TX, and Diane (Michael) Peterson, Opelika, AL; grandchildren, Margaret Peterson, Meredith Peterson, Katherine Misfeldt and Claire Misfeldt; and great-grandchildren, Margaret Considine, Beatrice Considine, Spencer Miller and Sawyer Miller.

She was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Dorthea; her loving husband, Leland; daughter, Cyndy (Misfeldt) Mallum; sister, Maxine Evans; brothers, Richard Stewart and William Stewart.

Published by The Rock Island Dispatch Argus on February 11, 2022.


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