Obit: C. Arlo Sandersfeld


C. Arlo Sandersfeld, 76, of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 at the Henry County Health Center in Mt. Pleasant. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Murphy Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant. Burial took place at the Salem East Cemetery. A memorial has been established in his memory. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arlo was born on Dec. 19, 1943 in Northwest Iowa, the son of Clarence and Helen (Cole) Sandersfeld. He was united in marriage to Beth Cole on June 21, 1975 in Wilton.

Arlo was a self-employed car rebuilder for 30 years and worked for the Mt. Pleasant schools until his retirement. Arlo had served on the Mt. Pleasant school board, was a founding member of the Dollars for Scholars Mt. Pleasant Chapter, a 4-H leader, Salem Little League, loved woodworking and spending time working in his flower beds. He volunteered at the Salem Elementary School and was on the committee for raising money for the media center for the school in which they received an award for their achievements. He enjoyed babysitting his granddaughter Jordyn.

He is survived by his wife, Beth of Mt. Pleasant; and his children, Kevin (Jessie) Sandersfeld of Mt. Pleasant, Cary Sandersfeld of Ocheyden, Brian Sandersfeld of Spirit Lake and Denise Seivert of Hartley; his grandchildren, Asa, Brooke, Ahlee, Ethan, Blake, Justyn, Madison, Jayden and Jordyn; his sister, Carol Culver of Worthington, Minnesota, along with special family members, Saundra Cole, Scott and Karen Holmes, Eric and Kyle, Jake and Steph Maine, Kaedon, Kalen, Krue and Kinnick, Karen Beatty and Randy Cole.

Arlo was preceded in death by his parents, one son Brett Michael Sandersfeld, his brother Bernie Sandersfeld, and two brother-in-laws, Stan Cole and Bill Cole.

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