Arvella Jean Neitzel, 80, of Dodge Center passed away unexpectedly at home with family by her side Saturday April 28.
Arvella was born to Victor and Inez Hegna on November 24th, 1937 in Hayfield. She attended schools in Kasson. She married Donald Viker and had 4 children, they later divorced. In 1980 she married Richard (Dick) Neitzel.
Arvella worked at Waters Instruments for many years, she also worked for IBM and retired after 15 years. After retirement she opened her own ceramic shop, she painted many figurines and taught others how to paint. Arvella kept up on the family history and made many history books to share with her family. She was a devoted member of Faith Lutheran Church in Dodge Center. She enjoyed knitting blankets for newborn church members, also prayer shawls and lap blankets for those who needed them.
Arvella loved and cared for all her family members and friends with all her heart.
She is survived by her husband Richard (Dick), Her sons Terry Viker (Robin) and Todd Viker, Her step children Barb Hayes, Sherrie Franko (Scott), and Rick Neitzel (Lisa). Many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter.
She is preceded in death by her parents, two daughters, two sisters, and one great great grandson.
The funeral service for Arvella will be held at 11:00a.m. on Thursday May 3, 2018 at Faith Lutheran Church in Dodge Center, MN. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. one hour before the service.