Arvella Henderson, 1942-2017

Published 12:04 am Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Memorial services for Arvella M. Henderson will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bridge Community Church. The Rev. Clayton Balsley will officiate. Burial will be private. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the services at the church. Online condolences are welcome at

Arvella died peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Society.

Arvella Marie Henderson was born on Feb. 17, 1942, in Storm Lake, Iowa, the daughter of Ralph and Gladys (Urban) Hull. She was raised in Larrabee, Iowa, where she attended and graduated from Larrabee High School. On June 18, 1960, Arvella was united in marriage to Louis Henderson in Cherokee, Iowa.

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Arvella was a homemaker, wife, mom and grandma and cherished each role. She enjoyed baking, cooking, quilting, sewing, crocheting and beading. She also loved entertaining and hosting family and friends — especially during the holidays. Spending time with her family and friends — especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren — were special to her. Arvella volunteered providing meals, rides and home support to family, friends and anyone in need. She was a member of Bridge Community Church, where she was actively involved in many church committees and ministries. She enjoyed participating in Women’s Bible Study with her close friends, listening to Christian music and using technology to stay closely connected with family and friends via e-mail, skype and Facebook.

Survivors include her husband, Louis, of 57 years; children Cindy (Jerry) Copas of Albert Lea, Lori (Mark) Froehling of Farmington, Greg (Pam) Henderson of Albert Lea and Marcia (John) Bennett of St. Cloud; grandchildren Ben (Shelly) Froehling, Andrew (Rilee) Froehling, Danielle Froehling, Jessica (Charlie) Whitmore, Joe Henderson, Aaron Bennett, Amber Bennett, Michael Bennett, Adam Sharpsteen and Daniel (fiance, Becca) Sharpsteen; great-grandchildren Huxley Froehling, Calvin Froehling and Olivia Sharpsteen; sister, Sheryl (Fred) Kramer; and many loving relatives and friends.

Arvella was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Mike Hull; and daughter-in-law, Diane Henderson.

Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers.