Arlene M. Hogenson

Monday, September 12, 2016 4:37 pm

Arlene M. Hogenson, 93, of Decorah, died Tuesday evening, Sept. 6, 2016, at Wellington Place in Decorah. Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Springfield Lutheran Church in rural Decorah, with Rev. Phillip Olson officiating. Burial was in Springfield Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah. Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah served the family. Online condolences may be made at fjelstul.com. Casket bearers were Aaron Bennesh, A.J. Hogenson, Samuel Hogenson, Lonny Linderbaum, Luther Linderbaum, Christopher Radloff and Johanna VanHorn. Honorary bearer was Justin Radloff.  Organist was Martha Ludeking. Solo was “Just A Closer Walk” ( Pastor Phillip Olson). Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “Just As I Am” and  “Beautiful Savior.”

Arlene May Hogenson was born April 22, 1923, to Andrew and Clara (Skaim) Anderson, one of 13 children, in rural Decorah. She was baptized at Pontoppidan Lutheran Church and confirmed at Decorah Lutheran Church. Arlene was united in marriage to Arnold M. Hogenson March 2, 1943, at the Decorah Lutheran Parsonage in Decorah. To this union four children were born: Sheryl, Joyce, Larry and Dale. Arlene was a longtime, active member of Springfield Lutheran Church, enjoying quilting and other ladies activities. She enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling and making lefse with her sisters. Her friends enjoyed her quick wit, jokes and love of life.

Arlene is survived by three children: Sheryl (Robert) Linderbaum of New Hampton, Joyce (Lloyd) Radloff of Ontario, Wis. and Dale (Victoria) Hogenson of Decorah; nine grandchildren: Luther (Stacy) Linderbaum, Lonny Linderbaum, Aaron Bennesh, Justin (Mandy) Radloff, A.J. (Tara) Hogenson, Samuel (Courtney) Hogenson, Johanna (Micah) VanHorn, Christopher (Sharon) Radloff and Eric (Tink) Radloff; eight great-grandchildren: Skylar, Mia, McKenzie Bennesh, Owen and Emaline Radloff, Harper Lynn and Wesson Hogenson, and Noah VanHorn; and four sisters: Louise Vander Sanden of Sun Prairie, Wis., Lorraine (Roger) Nolden of Sun Prairie, Wis.,  Ellen (Arland) Brown, of Mabel, Minn. and Verna (Willard) Hanson of Decorah.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arnold, Dec. 27, 2004; an infant son, Larry; five brothers: Arnold, Clarence, Leonard, Rueben and Orval Anderson; and three sisters: Pearl Davidson, Florence Wilmot and Gladys Hageman.

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