Arlene Delores Bacon

Monday, July 31, 2017 4:38 pm

Arlene Delores Bacon, 83, of Brownsville, Minn., formerly of Hesper, died Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at Bethany Riverside Nursing Home in La Crosse, Wis. She was a life member of Hesper Lutheran church, as were her parents and maternal/paternal grandparents. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the Hesper Lutheran Church, Hesper, with the Rev. Matt Larson officiating. Burial is in the Hesper Lutheran cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the church. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel is assisting with arrangements. Memorials are preferred to the Hesper Lutheran Church or the Hesper Lutheran Cemetery.

Arlene was born Dec. 1, 1933, in Hesper, to Delvin and Cora (Rollie) Soberg. She attended rural schools and finished her grade school years in the public school in the village of Hesper. She graduated from the Mabel High School in 1952, attended Winona State College, and was married in 1954 to Robert Bacon. The Rev. Obed Nesheim was the pastor and this was his second marriage to perform since his arrival at the parish. Two daughters were born to this union, Rebecca Ann and Joan Roberta. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Mabel, Minn. for many years, attaining Life Membership for 50-plus years, and served as president, secretary, historian and on various other committees. Through the years she worked for Odell Lee during the tax season, Amdahl Chevrolet for 15 years, and after moving to Brownsville, Minn., worked at St. Rose Convent for a number of years. Many hours were spent at Gundersen Lutheran doing volunteer work. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Brownsville, and the Zion Evangelical Church. Arlene enjoyed sewing and crafts, going to auctions and flea markets and refinishing old trunks.

Arlene is survived by her husband, Robert; a daughter, Rebecca Ann; one granddaughter, Amanda Brietta, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joan Morrall, in 2005; and her parents and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

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