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Arlene (Dvorak) Brunmeier

September 18, 1957 — June 29, 2023

Killdeer

Funeral Mass for Arlene (Dvorak) Brunmeier, 65, of Killdeer will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Killdeer with Father Joseph Evinger celebrating. Burial will follow at Emmerson Cemetery in rural Manning.

Visitation for Arlene will be from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Monday, July 10th at Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson with a rosary and vigil being held at 6:00 p.m.

Arlene passed away Thursday, June 29, 2023 at Hilltop Home of Comfort in Killdeer.

Arlene Kay Dvorak was born in Dickinson, ND at St. Joseph’s Hospital on September 18, 1957 to Laudie L. and Martha (Binstock) Dvorak. She had one sister, Doreen, and two brothers, Richard L. and Bob L. She grew up on the family farm/ranch in Dunn County. 

Arlene went to farm school until the 4th grade and then in 5th grade attended school at St. Wenceslaus in Dickinson. Later she attended Dickinson High School where she graduated in 1976.

Arlene enjoyed milking cows, helping in the garden, mowing the lawn, and picking eggs on the farm. She was a great help around the house, baking and cooking, especially cookies.

After graduation, she moved to Dickinson doing various jobs. She then moved to Killdeer and was a caregiver to the elderly. In 1983 her parents moved to Dunn Center and she moved with them to help care for her parents and work in their grocery store. Arlene also worked part-time at the Hill Top Home of Comfort in Killdeer. 

In June of 1990, Arlene married Ray Brunmeier, and the two made their home in Halliday. 

Although Arlene never had any children of her own, she was a beloved aunt to her nieces and nephews. In 2011, Arlene was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and moved into the Hill Top Home of Comfort briefly before moving into Knife River Nursing Care Center for 3 years, and returning to Hill Top Home of Comfort for the remainder of her days. 

When visiting Arlene, she always had a big smile on her face as she would tell you “I know you, do you know me?” and she would talk to you for hours. 

She is survived by her sister Doreen (Albert F. Jr.) Pachl of Manning; brother Bob L. (Dawna Nelson) Dvorak of Manning; sister-in-law Cindy Dvorak; aunts and uncles Ray (Sylvia) Binstock, George Binstock, and Darlene Dvorak; nieces and nephews Jennifer (Alejandro) Chacano, Becky (Chris) Sayler, Laura Pachl, Susan (Justin) Semerad, John (Valerie) Pachl, Albert III (Jessica) Pachl, Tracy (Tyler) Mitlyng, Betsy (Jermy) Dauer, Jason (Tatum) Dvorak, Mickayla (Trevoer Lee) Dvorak, Aric Dvorak, Marcy Dvorak, Kim (Andy) Hanson; great nieces and nephews Trisha (Aiyanna) Biffert, Chantel Biffert, Samantha (Cody) Warren, Christopher Sayler, Brittany Sayler, Abigal Semerad, Tailey Semerad, Gracie Semerad, McKenzie Semerad, Elle Benz, Emry Benz, Wesley Pachl, Jeanette Pachl, Brooke Pachl, Eve Pachl, Bruce Mitlyng, Savannah Mitlyng, Austynn Dauer, Lane Dauer; great-great nieces and nephews Lila Biffert, Beau Biffert, and Amelia Warren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray in 2019; parents Laudie L. and Martha Dvorak; brother, Richard Dvorak; grandparents, Pete and Rose Dvorak and John and Pauline Binstock. 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, July 10, 2023

5:00 - 6:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Prayer Service

Monday, July 10, 2023

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Mass

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

St Joseph's Catholic Church

152 3rd Ave SW, Killdeer, ND 58640

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