Arlene Ruth Litwiller Sutter was born at Normal, Illinois, on June 14, 1933, the daughter of Leonard M. and Ada May (Yordy) Litwiller. She graduated from Hopedale High School in 1951, and worked at Goshen College from 1953 until 1956 while taking classes. She was employed by GTE, and later Verizon, as a data processor in Bloomington, Illinois for 25 years, retiring in 1984. On March 3, 1984, she was united in marriage with Robert Sutter and they lived in the Manson area. Robert preceded her in death on December 12, 2014.
Arlene was an active member of the Manson Mennonite church where she taught Sunday School and Bible School for many years. She was also active with the Mennonite Women of the church, as well as the Manson Garden Club for several years.
She is survived by her step-sons James (Mary) Sutter of Colfax, IA; and John (Kym) Sutter of Manson, IA; grandsons Joseph Sutter of Ft. Dodge, IA, Daniel (Beth) Sutter of Pella, IA, and Mark Sutter of Colfax, IA; sisters Phyllis Litwiller and Mary Stalter both of Bloomington, IL; Margaret (John) Mast of Hesston, KS; brother Paul (Linda) Litwiller of Niotaze, KS; brothers-in-law Lester (Marietta) Sutter of Fayetteville, PA and Wayne (Bernice) Sutter of Morton, IL; and her many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Robert; brothers-in-law Leland Stalter and Clarence Sutter; and sister-in-law Josephine Sutter