Arlene (Fossum) Cintella

March 8, 1936 - February 13, 2018


Visitation: Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, February 17 at Anderson Funeral Home.
Service: A memorial service will held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 17 at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, SD with burial to follow at Lands Lutheran Cemetery rural Hudson, SD.

Arlene Cintella paper pic         Arlene (Fossum) Cintella, age 81, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at The Neighborhoods at Brookview in Brookings, SD.  A memorial service will held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 17 at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, SD with burial to follow at Lands Lutheran Cemetery rural Hudson, SD.  Family will greet visitors one hour prior to the service.

          Arlene was born on March 8, 1936 at home in rural Canton, SD to Edgar & Ella (Thormodsgaard) Fossum.  She grew up near Canton, graduating from Augustana Academy in 1954.  She married Ernest Fodness in 1954 and they farmed for several years in the Worthing, Canton and Oldham communities.  She later moved to St. Paul, MN and worked for Minnesota Life Insurance Co. She married Frank Cintella in 1997 and they retired to Florida.  After Frank’s death, she returned to South Dakota in 2013. Arlene enjoyed playing bingo, visiting casinos, and traveling, especially going on cruises.   She also loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

          Arlene is survived by her son, Dale (JR Ray) Fodness, Trophy Club, TX; daughters, Danita (Terry) Duffy, Brookings, SD and Diane Fodness, Westminster, CA; sisters, Carol (Marlow) Kom, and Janet Lane; grandchildren, Jason Duffy, Tyler (Annalise) Duffy, Brittany (Zachary) Davis, and Ashley (fiancé Paxton Heaton) Duffy, great-grandchildren, Tanner Davis and Ajax Heaton; along with numerous other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

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  1. Sending sincere condolences to the loving Family of Arlene Cintella. Losing a loved one is so painful. May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of the joyful times you’ve shared together. May you also find strength in the tender words of comfort found at 2 Corinthians 1:3,4.

    We look forward to the time when God’s Kingdom replaces funerals with happy reunions; a time when tears of joy will replace tears of sorrow and even death will be no more (Isaiah 25:8).

  2. We enjoyed having Arlene and Frank as our neighbors in Bradenton, Florida and shared many good times together. Arlene left behind 3 wonderful children that we had the pleasure to meet.

  3. Hi sorry i wont make it up there work been crazy all winter.the loss of a loved one is always hard .But she is were we all want to be with our heavenly father. Rejoice in the time and memories made we get threw all things with jesus.

  4. So sorry to hear about Arlene. She was such a sweet lady our sympathies to your whole family

  5. So sorry for your loss Danita & Diane. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. So sorry to hear about Arlene. Never ready for this loss. Our thoughts are with you Danita and family.

  7. OH Dale. Im so sorry to hear this news. My thoughts of kindnessand sympathy are sent to you and yours❤❤