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Arlene Weiss

February 20, 1937 — November 22, 2020

Arlene T. Weiss, 83, of Fergus Falls, formerly of Erhard, died Sunday, November 22, 2020 at her home in Fergus Falls.

Arlene was born on February 20, 1937 in Fergus Falls, the daughter of Michael and Viola (Nelson) Thorness. She grew up and attended country school in rural Fergus Falls. She graduated from Fergus Falls High School in 1955.

On June 22, 1957, she married Arlan Weiss at Aastad Lutheran Church, rural Fergus Falls. The couple briefly resided in Pelican Rapids after they were married and then relocated to Erhard.

Through the years, Arlene worked at the Fergus Falls movie theater, Otter Tail Power, Dr. Borg’s Dental office, Pelican Rapids Bowling Alley, was a nurse’s aide at the Pelican Valley Nursing Home, treasurer for the City of Erhard and also in the cafeteria at West Central Turkey plant.

She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Erhard where she was also active in the Ladies Aid. She enjoyed gardening, baking, working crossword puzzles, reading and especially spending time with her family.

Preceding her in death were her husband of 60 years, Arlan, who died in 2017; her parents; brother, Merle Thorness and her beloved cat, Lucky.

Survivors include her; daughters, Vickie Demblon of Fergus Falls, Connie (Keith) Rutherford of Erhard, MN, and Holly (Joe) Stenger of Fergus Falls; grandchildren, Danielle and James Rutherford; brother-in-law, Ronald (Ardythe) Weiss; nieces, Bonita Thorness and Jennifer (Miles) McAllister; nephew, Steve (Becky) Weiss; cousin, Emily (Jim) Knudtson and her beloved feline companion, Honey.

Visitation: One hour prior to the service at the church
Memorial Service: 11 a.m. Monday, November 30, 2020 at Grace Lutheran Church, Erhard. Please refer back to the funeral home website for a link to Grace Church’s YouTube page, to view the live-stream of the service.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ5W9Ij4K6L65wu8WgU1ElQ/videos

Clergy: Reverend Brad Soenksen
Burial: Bagstevold Cemetery, Erhard, MN
Arrangements are provided by the Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls.

Online condolences may be sent to www.OlsonFuneralHome.com
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