DES MOINES – Arlene Kay Parker, 73, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 22, 2012. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday March 26, 2012 at Hope Lutheran Church 3857 E. 42nd Street. Burial will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Arlene grew up the daughter of Arthur and Evelyn (Widlund) Engle. She married Gayle Parker in Des Moines on January 21, 1961. They later moved to Badger and worked in Fort Dodge before returning to Des Moines in 1993. She retired from Fashion Bug in 2012.

Arlene is survived by three children, Lori (Marty) Sutherland, Rhonda Sorenson and Michael Parker; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; brother, Bill (Janice) Engle and half sister, Marlene Schmidt.

Arlene’s family wishes to thank Iowa Health Hospice for their care and support.

Visitation will be Monday Evening from 5-7- p.m. at Iles Funeral Homes Grandview Park Funeral Home, 3211 Hubbell Ave., Des Moines. Memorial contributions are being directed to the family.