Arlene Agnes Blackwelder, 81, of
Her funeral will be held on Monday, February 16, 2009 at 1:00 P.M. at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home Chapel,
Arlene is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law: Diane and Dennis Bizek (Palo, Iowa) and Pam and Jerry Loeffelbein (Brainerd, MN), three sons and daughters-in-law: Robert and Terri Blackwelder (Fergus Falls, MN), Richard and Linda Blackwelder (Canby, MN) and David and Denise Blackwelder (Canby, MN), 16 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren, three sisters: Delores Brodel (St. Cloud, MN), Lorraine Miller (Wahpeton, ND) and Betty Carl (Sisseton, SD) and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Hilma Hoss, her husband Robert, Sr. (Blackie), and her brothers:
Arlene was born September 11, 1927 in New Effington,
Arlene met and married Robert (Blackie) Blackwelder, Sr. in
Arlene was a member of the
Arlene and Robert enjoyed many vacations, visiting their children, grandchildren, friends and many relatives.
She enjoyed making afghans, quilts and Christmas ornaments for her family.
But most of all, she enjoyed her family coming home for the holidays.
Honorary casket bearers are her grandchildren:
Tina Coppess (Cedar Rapids, IA), Michelle Bizek (Naperville, IL), Michael Loeffelbein (Brainerd, MN), Jeffrey Loeffelbein (Brainerd, MN), Daniel Loeffelbein (Fargo, ND), Kathryn Loeffelbein (Brainerd, MN), Robert J. Blackwelder (Otsego, MN),
Tricia Braaten (Fargo, ND), Nicole Gordon (Valley City, ND),
Christopher Blackwelder (Sioux Falls, SD), Matthew Blackwelder (Milbank, SD),
Jeremy Blackwelder (Granite Falls, MN), Amy Blackwelder (Canby, MN), Adam Blackwelder (Canby, MN),
Emily Blackwelder (Canby, MN),
and Chad Blackwelder (Canby, MN).