Arlene Oslund, 91, of Cambridge, passed away peacefully into the loving arms of Jesus on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
She was born Dec. 18, 1927, in Anoka County, Minnesota, to E. Edwin and Lillie (Sederberg) Oslund. Arlene grew up on the home farm in Anoka County and attended the nearby country school. She graduated from Cambridge High School in 1947. After high school, she moved to Minneapolis and worked for IDS, retiring in the late 1980s after 40 years of dedicated service. After retiring, she purchased a home in Cambridge where she lived until a few months before her death.
Arlene was an active longtime member of the Oxford Baptist Church, now Country Roads Baptist Church. She taught Sunday School for 40 years, enjoyed the ladies coffee group and loved participating in church activities. Each Sunday she looked forward to taking her friends out for lunch after church and would always run into someone she knew at the restaurant.
Arlene will forever be remembered for her kind and generous heart and willingness to help anyone in need. Each summer she sent her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews to Trout Lake Camp where she often volunteered her time as well. She expressed generosity frequently to her church, her friends and especially her family whom she always treasured. Arlene was also a thoughtful daughter providing wonderful care to her aging mother for years and years.
Arlene was preceded in death by her parents and brother Sid Oslund. Arlene is survived by her loving sister, Frances Hegna, and nieces and nephews Mike (Jackie) Oslund, Steve (Patti) Oslund, Dan (Brenda) Oslund, Jerry (Emily) Oslund, David (Cindy) Oslund, Randy Oslund (Pam Streed), Brad Oslund (Sharon Grundberg), Tom (Laurie) Hegna, Mary (Gary) Johnson, Becky (Steve) Kollman, and their families.
A Memorial Service was held at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2019, at Country Roads Baptist Church in rural Stacy. A private interment was in Fridsborg Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the Country Roads Baptist Church and Trout Lake Camp. Online condolences at www.carlsonlillemoen.com. Arrangements were with the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge.