East Grand Forks - Arlene M. Hoaas, 86, of East Grand Forks, died Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 14 at Bygland Lutheran Church, Rural East Grand Forks. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the funeral service at Bygland, Lutheran Church. Interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery, Thief River Ralls.
Arlene M. Hoaas was born on April 12, 1926 the daughter of John and Olga (Olson) Ranum in Rosewood. Arlene grew up in Thief River Falls and worked for Montgomery Wards department store in Thief River Falls until she married Lester R. Hoaas on Oct. 3, 1952. They moved around the area as Les was in the construction industry. Arlene was a homemaker until 1960, when she became employed with Norby’s Department Store in Grand Forks, N.D.
In 1963, she began work for the 1st National Bank as a teller then a bookkeeper until her retirement in April of 1986. Sadly on June 16th, 1975 Les passed away due to ALS. Arlene continued to live in East Grand Forks until moving to the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston.
Arlene loved to sew, ceramics, rosemåling, and oil painting and especially being with her grandkids and great-grandchildren.
Arlene is survived by her daughter, Mary Don (Larry) Krostue of Fisher, one grandson, Jim (Maxx) Krostue and grand-son-in-law, Pete Senger; four great-grandchildren, Dustin and Morgan of Grand Lake, Colo., Hunter and Clay Senger of Burnsville; one brother, Ferrl (Ann) Ranum of Thief River Falls; along with many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends.
Arlene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lester; granddaughter, Teresa Senger; brothers, Sherwin, Myron, Lloyd, Ray and Orrin; sister Junice Sannes.
An online guestbook is available at www.dandahlfuneralhome.com.