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Arlene Betty Kostner

Arlene Mary “Betty” Kostner, age 91, of Shullsburg, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Lafayette Manor in Darlington. She was born Aug. 18, 1923 in Spragueville, Iowa, the daughter of Arthur J. and Nina K. (Stromeyer) Downey.

A Celebration of Arlene’s Life will be held on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at her daughter’s home (Peggy Steger, 25422 Aetna Rd, Leadmine, WI). Burial will be at a later date at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Preston, Iowa. The O’Flahrity-Erickson Funeral Home in Shullsburg is serving the family. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Robiolio, Lafayette County Health Dept. and Home Care, Shullsburg Home, Lafayette Manor, and Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County for all the special care given to Arlene.

For the full obituary see the Sept. 4, 2014 edition of the Republican Journal.