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Arlene Schroeder

January 21, 1932 — January 11, 2009

Arlene Schroeder, 76, of Breckenridge , MN , died January 11, 2009 at St. Francis Healthcare Campus, Breckenridge.

Her funeral service will be held on Friday, January 16, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, Breckenridge, with Father Arlie Sowada officiating.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Arlene Margaret Sikorski was born January 21 , 1932, in Breckenridge , MN , the daughter of Lloyd and Tillie (Beeler) Sikorski . She grew up and attended school in Fairmount , ND , graduating from Fairmount High School .

Arlene was united in marriage to Cyril L. Schroeder in Fairmount , ND , on October 3, 1950. They lived in Hankinson , ND after Cy was discharged from the service. In 1954, they moved to Breckenridge, where Arlene resided until her death. Arlene worked at various jobs, including bookkeeper for Spies Super Value Store. Arlene retired after working for many years as bookkeeper for Sears.

Arlene was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Breckenridge. She also belonged to the Eagle’s Club in Wahpeton. She loved visiting with her family and the precious time spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed reading many books, doing challenging crossword and jigsaw puzzles , playing bingo and cards.

Arlene will be greatly missed by her four children, Bruce (Denise) Schroeder, Gretna, NE ; Cindy (Joseph) Vyborny, Lesterville, SD; Nancy (Kelan) Boughton , Sabin, MN and Neil (Bonnie) Schroeder, Fargo, ND ; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; her sister, Vonnie (Sikorski) Wawers and brother Danny Sikorski.

Arlene was preceded in death by her loving husband, Cy Schroeder, in 2002, granddaughter Marissa Vyborny, parents, grandparents and brothers Dick, Chet, Orrin and Larry Joe Sikorski.

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