|Arlene Kain, 67|
|Written by TRF Times|
Thief River Falls - Arlene Kain, 67, of Thief River Falls, died on Friday, April 8, 2005 surrounded by her family at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, N.D.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13, (today) at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, with Rev. Mark Helgeland officiating. Casket bearers include Todd Nelson, Richard Kruta, Speed Ornquist, Gene Kjellberg, Orrin Bendickson and Dean Hams. Honorary casket bearers included Pat Kruta, Bonnie Ornquist, Avonel Kjellberg, Odette Bendickson and Gloria Hams. Interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls.
Visitation will be held for one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.
Arlene Johnson was born August 28, 1937 in Greenbush, the daughter of Oscar and Lillie (Olson) Johnson. She was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran Faith at Oslo Lutheran Church west of Karlstad. She went to school in Karlstad and attended Karlstad High School, graduating in 1955.
On June 26, 1960, Arlene was united in marriage to Kenneth Kain at Oslo Lutheran Church, west of Karlstad. They made their home in Thief River Falls, and had two daughters. Arlene worked at the Falls Clinic and Northwestern Hospital and later worked for Dr. Seaverson. Eventually, Arlene worked for Digi-Key, where she retired in 2003.
Arlene loved to entertain and cook for her family and friends. She spent many weekends on camping trips and later on traveling to warm destinations. She looked forward to celebrating birthdays and anniversaries and shopping. Over many years, she has been an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. She sang in the church choir, served meals, was on the altar guild, and was always stopping by the church to check on something for Sunday. Arlene enjoyed flowers and vegetables from her many gardens, reading a good book, listening to music, and going out for coffee.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth of Thief River Falls; daughters, Janell (Patrick) Yutrzenka of Bloomington and Cynthia (Stephen) Miner of Olympia, Wash.; two grandchildren; brother, Eldon (Joyce) Johnson of Apache Junction, Ariz.; sisters-in-law, Bernice Bengtson of Hallock, and Marjorie (Gordon) Nelson of Lancaster.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers-in-law, Art Bengtson and Earl Kain.