Arlene L (Bringle) Youngstrom was born May 15, 1931, at Petersburg, Minnesota, the daughter of Arthur and Lois (Fleck) Bringle. She passed away Friday, July 8, 2022, at Good Samaritan Society in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 91.
Arlene attended and graduated from Estherville High School in 1949. On June 29, 1952, she married Paul Youngstrom in Estherville. They lived in Estherville until 1964 when they moved to Worthington, MN and later to Rockwell City. The couple returned to Estherville in 1969.
She worked for Emmet County from 1949 until 1960 in the Public Welfare Department and again in 1975 until she retired on December 31, 1994. At the time of her retirement, she served as Emmet County Deputy Assessor.
Arlene was a member of Estherville Lutheran Church where she was an active member of the church women and circle. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, the Avera Hospital Auxiliary and served on the Board of the Good Samaritan Auxiliary.
She is survived by her children, Jeff (Karen) Youngstrom, David Youngstrom, Susan (Tracy) Anderson; 8 grandchildren, Justin Youngstrom, Bryan Youngstrom, Darci (Alex) Schwartz, Michael, Tyler, and Ryan Schultz, Elisa and Pauli Anderson; four great-grandchildren, Bryleigh, Brookelyn, and Carter Youngstrom, Emerson Nieman and Asher Petermeier.
Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, Paul in 1988, her parents, Arthur and Lois (Fleck) Bringle; a daughter, Karen Schultz; and siblings, Ray Bringle, Ruth Goodwin, and Marion Degelau.