Arlys Nagel


Sioux Falls, South Dakota

November 26, 2020

Arlys Lynn Nagel, 74, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, at Ava’s House after a battle with ovarian cancer.

Private family service was Tuesday, Dec. 1, Heritage Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls.  

Arlys Lynn Kruse was born March 21, 1946, in Sibley, Iowa, to Harry and Donna (Uden) Kruse. They move to South Dakota where she attended kindergarten then back to Iowa where she lived until she graduated in 1964 from Central Lyon High School in Rock Rapids, Iowa. She then moved to Omaha, Nebraska, to attend a year of business school. After that she moved to New York City for a fun year of adventure before moving back to Iowa for a short time. She then moved to Sioux Falls.  

On Sept. 18, 1993, she married Kenneth Nagel. She worked at Raven Industries 42 years and 26 years part-time at Kmart. 

Survivors include her husband; her daughter, Michelle Fischer; son, Wes Fischer; stepson, Mike Nagel; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Butch (Faith) Kruse and Eldon (Debi) Kruse, and sisters, Twila (Warren) Harms, Idel (Keith) Woodruff and Marge (Rich) Lorenzen. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepdaughter, Marcia, and mother-in-law, Emma. And her loving pets Thumper, Sweet Pea, and Honey Bear.

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