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Marlene Catherine "Mum" Grefenberg Arko
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Birth: Oct. 10, 1934
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Dec. 15, 2009
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

From Vaughan's Funeral Home:

Marlene Catherine Arko, also known as Mum, went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ at the age of 75 while surrounded by her entire family on December 15, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on October 10,, 1934 in Virginia, Minnesota. Her parents were Herman Clarence and Mary Alice Grefenberg and she had an older sister named Dolly and a younger sister named Sharon. She was married on April 16, 1954 to Dr. Frank R. Arko, Jr in Virginia, Minnesota. She lived in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, California, Virginia, and Texas. She had 8 children with her husband of 37 years and worked as an X-ray technician and nurse. Her hobbies included bowling, bicycling, golf and skiing, as well as her 15 grandchildren. She was a devout Catholic which allowed her to overcome many great obstacles including the death of her first child Stephen Robert Arko on December 3, 1957 and a severe stroke in 1997. She is survived by her children including Dr. Michelle Harden and Thomas Harden of San Antonio, Texas, Patricia and Sheldon Quick of Austin, Texas, Todd Arko of Dallas, Texas, Mary Beth and Albert D'Amico of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Carolyn and Cliff Cooksey of Charlotte, North Carolina, Dr. Frank R. Arko, III and Jennifer Arko of Dallas, Texas and Lisa and Brandon Claborn of College Station, Texas. Her grandchildren include Stephen Owen, Brandon Arko, Nikki Arko, Katy Clayton, Ashlee Quick, Bryan Quick, Austin D'Amico, Zach, Kayla, Jace and Hallie Arko, Amanda and Nathan Cooksey, and Caleb and Connor Claborn. Her sister, Sharon and Tom Began, reside in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Mum, we will miss you as much as we love you, though we are comforted that you are safe in the arms of Jesus. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at San Francesco Di Paola Catholic Church, 205 Piazza Italia, San Antonio, TX 78207. Burial will follow in the Boerne Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that Memorials be made to the Hill Country Pregnancy Center, P. O. Box 205, Boerne, TX 78006
Boerne Cemetery
Kendall County
Texas, USA
Plot: Secion NWIII
Created by: Mark Alberthal
Record added: Jul 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93115251
Marlene Catherine Mum <i>Grefenberg</i> Arko
Added by: Mark Alberthal
Marlene Catherine Mum <i>Grefenberg</i> Arko
Added by: Mark Alberthal
Marlene Catherine Mum <i>Grefenberg</i> Arko
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