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Marlene Arneson

     Marlene D. Arneson, 78, of Valley City, ND and formerly of Walhalla, ND passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020 at CHI Mercy Hospital in Valley City, ND. A graveside service will be held Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Highland Holmes Cemetery, Jamestown, ND. Masks and social distancing is required.

     Marlene was born September 3, 1942 to Orten and Velma (Bjornstad) Halverson. She grew up at Walhalla and graduated from Walhalla High School. Marlene then attended North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.  After her marriage to Roger Arneson, they moved to Jamestown, ND. In 1982, they moved to the Halverson family farm near Walhalla. Marlene later attended the Wartburg Theological Seminary. For the past year she has lived in Valley City, to be closer to her son and grandchildren.

     She is survived by her son, Jim Arneson, Valley City, ND; grandchildren: Danielle (Josh) Brown, Kyle Arneson, Lyndsay Arneson, Ryan Storbeck, and Ashley Storbeck, and her nephew, Mark (Kristina) Halverson.

     Preceding her in death were her parents; son, John, husband, Roger, and brother, Merald.






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I knew Marlene through our work wwith our churches, serving on the NE Lutheran Eastern board. and serving our district as board member and Cluster Representative of church women in Pembina, Cavalier, and Walsh counties. She was very dedicated to her work in the adminstrative duties with boards but also in her service to people. She and I went on the trip to to Central African Republic which we both had our eyes opened to the suffering in Africa.

Diann Bratlie Dec 29 2020 12:00 AM

Marlene & I were roommates in seminary. She had a passion to learn & a heart as big as all outdoors. We kept in touch for many years. I am very saddened for the loss of my friend. My prayers go out to her family.

Rachel Wolf Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

Condolences to family and friends. Marlene was my high school classmate and a church friend growing up. She was a very good person.

Dale Inglis Dec 3 2020 12:00 AM

Marlene's Family, Marlene was a servant-a servant for her LORD and a great servant to Faith in Action. She loved talking people to and from their appointments. And she loved to help with our Community Christmas Dinner. May you all find comfort in stories and memories shared. Our deepest sympathy, Don & Michelle Murray

Michelle Murray Dec 1 2020 12:00 AM

she was a wonderful friend to myself and my family rest in peace

Janelle Chaput Dec 1 2020 12:00 AM

Marlene was my classmate. My sincere sympathy to her family.

Doreen E Thorlakson Nov 30 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of Marlenes death may she Rest In Peace. You know she is home with the lord

Spence Clairmont Nov 30 2020 12:00 AM