Darlene Jean Arp

January 7, 1935October 9, 2021

Darlene Jean Arp, 86, of Davenport, IA passed away Saturday, October 9, 2021.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 14, in Walcott Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Walcott American Legion. Online condolences may be expressed at

Darlene was born January 7, 1935 to Josef and Elsie (Stein) Pietzonka. On September 5, 1954 she was united in marriage to Leslie E. Arp. They enjoyed 35 years of marriage until his passing in 1990. Darlene worked in food service for the Davenport school district for 25 years, volunteered at CASI, and St. Matthew Lutheran Church after retirement.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Kim Arp; daughters, Josie (Tim) Wallace and Trudy (Paul) Starr; 13 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and her sister, Joann Kay.

She was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband; and her children, Beverly and Brian.


  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Walcott American Legion


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, October 14, 2021


Darlene Jean Arp

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Frances Wallace

October 12, 2021

When I was young, mom took us to Grandma Arps farmhouse. She had such a sense of fun about her. I remember we wwnt to the barn where a baby cow was just born and she helped me feed it a bottle. We also spent time in the kitchen cooking. She always was smiling!

During a visit I remember we were at a get together in a basement with grandma arp and grandma pietzonka. Corie and I were playing down there and the adults were talking but we enjoyed our time there with them. These memories were a long time ago, but chrished memories.

Ruth Johnson

October 12, 2021

Dear Jose and Trudy -- and Kim, who I did not really know;

I am so sorry to learn of your Mother's passing. I hope that you all will hold close the good memories you shared.
she must have been a very good, strong woman - because she certainly grew good, strong children.

I want you to know how very special my memories of your years at West High are to me-- especially the struggles in gymnastics. Thank you both for being a very important part of my memories, - memories that keep floating back through my mind more and more often.

May you and all Darlene held dear be held in the very Palm of God's Hand both now and forever.

Ruth Johnson