Arlene Chyle, 92
Mon, 06/29/2020 - 5:45pm admin
April 20, 1928 —
June 26, 2020
CRESCO - Arlene Chyle, age 92, of Cresco, Iowa, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020, at Regional Health Services of Howard County in Cresco.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Protivin Iowa, with Fr. Nick Radloff officiating. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1 at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Homes in Protivin. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, masks are recommended and social distancing will be practiced.
Arlene Eveline Sobolik was born on April 20, 1928, in Howard County, Iowa. She was the eldest daughter of Albert and Eveline (Kunt) Sobolik. She attended country school through the eighth grade, then attended Cresco High School, graduating in 1945.
She began teaching in the fall of 1945, at the age of 17 on a war emergency certificate, after completing the Normal Training Course at Cresco High School and taking a state examination. Arlene continued teaching in the rural schools for seven years. On June 14, 1948, she married Donald Chyle at Holy Trinity Church in Protivin. To this union one son, Mark, was born.
When Mark was 12, Arlene went back to teaching. She taught remedial reading at Holy Trinity under the Title I Program through Turkey Valley for three years. Then she began at Holy Trinity as a regular teacher. She taught there for a total of 31 years, mainly in the sixth grade. She attended various colleges through correspondence and night classes during those years. She also taught CCD religion classes and subbed for three years after retiring in 1997. Arlene also was a lector for many years at Holy Trinity.
Next to her family, school children were her love. She was nominated for “Who’s Who Among American Teachers” three times. Besides teaching, she worked on the family dairy farm alongside her husband and son. Her husband passed away on March 7, 2002. Arlene continued helping on the dairy farm, feeding calves until she was 80. She enjoyed cooking for the young men who helped on the farm. Besides cooking, she liked reading, doing crossword puzzles and watching TV.
Arlene is survived by her son, Mark; a sister, Evelyn Adamec; sister-in-law, Evelyn Steffen; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Don; brother, Arnold (Wilma) Sobolik; and brothers-in-law, Clarence Steffen and Elmer Adamec.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to HOCA.