Arlene, age 85, of Elk River, passed away on August 3, 2017.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Max and Elsie Borasch; sister, Helen Brekke; brother, Gerry Borasch; husband, Frank (Fritz); step-daughter, Linda Dayton; niece, Jane McLaughlin; brother-in-law, Douglas Torvund Sr.
Arlene is survived by sister, Maxine Torvund; nephew, Douglas (Geri) Torvund Jr.; niece, Sherry Sollberger; step-children, Doug Hipsag, Tom (Marlys) Hipsag, Patty (Dick) Pickar, MaryLou Janssen, Diann Haskamp, RuthAnn Hipsag, John Hipsag and Jim (Jodie) Hipsag; 29 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; other family and many friends.
Arlene worked many years at Honeywell and was a dedicated volunteer at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. She loved to bake and watch sports, notably football, baseball, and NASCAR. She loved being surrounded by loved ones, telling stories, and laughing. She brought life to the party.
Special thanks to the staff of Benedictine Health Center in New Brighton and the Elk River Police Department for the care provided to Arlene.
Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at the Church of St Andrew, 566-4th St NW, Elk River, with visitation starting at 9:30 a.m. Visitation also from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, August 7, 2017 at Dare’s Funeral Home, 805 Main St, Elk River. Interment St Andrew’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Arlene’s name may be directed to Ruff Start Rescue, PO Box 129, Princeton, MN 55371.
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