Arlene M. Lewin, age 82, of Stewart, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Funeral Service will be Friday, April 4, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart.
Interment in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Stewart.
Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart, and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the Church on Friday.
Memorials preferred to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and American Diabetes Association.
Arlene May Friauf Lewin was born December 3, 1931, in Glencoe, Minnesota, to Arthur and Grace (Sustacek) Friauf. She was baptized and confirmed at the Church of Peace in Glencoe. Arlene attended grade school at District 22 for eight years, missing only 1 ½ days of school. She attended high school in Glencoe, and graduated in 1949. Arlene worked at the Glencoe Bakery, and also at the old Lake Marion Ballroom and Hotel.
On June 13, 1950, Arlene was united in marriage to Leonard Lewin at the Church of Peace in Glencoe. Together they owned and operated Leonard’s Place for 33 years when Leonard suddenly passed away on June 5, 1983. Arlene continued the business until 1990, for a total of 40 years in operation. Following her retirement in 1990, she worked at Green Acres for ten years.
Arlene and Leonard were blessed with one daughter, Brenda Joy. Brenda passed away in April of 1993, leaving Arlene a grandson, Adam Lee Landin.
Arlene was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart, and taught release time. Arlene loved being with people, baking, and doing crafts. She had many pen pals, and enjoyed receiving and writing cards and letters to people in England, Australia, and throughout the United States. Arlene was a faithful member of the Stewart American Legion Auxiliary for 32 years. She had also been active in TOPS Club, Red Cross, P.O.L.K.A. Club of America, and the Imp. Club of Stewart. She also belonged to The Lodge, and holds a 75-year pin and 50-year pin. She enjoyed traveling, taking vacations to Alaska, Germany, Greenland, Austria, Ireland, her homeland Czechoslovakia, and to various areas in the United States. She loved old-time music, especially her Wendinger boys. She was honored as the Grand Marshall during the Stewart summer celebration in June of 1990. Arlene loved her family, and her friendships were everywhere. Her Church was important to her. “Faith and Friends” is what kept her going, she always said.
On Monday morning, March 31, 2014, Arlene passed away at the Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care, having reached the age of 82 years, 3 months, 28 days. Blessed be her memory.
Arlene is survived by her:
Grandson, Adam Lee Landin, of Fargo, North Dakota;
Son-in-law, Kim Landin, and his Wife, Debra Marquardt-Landin, of Waconia;
Step-grandson, Matthew Landin;
Sister, Joyce Frey, of Alexandria;
Brother, Donald (Marlys) Friauf, of Glencoe;
Brothers-in-law: LeRoy (Sylvia) Lewin of Glencoe, Lawrence Lewin of Osakis, and Lowell Lewin of Hopkins;
Sisters-in-law: Lorraine Briese of Hutchinson, LaVerna Martin of Gibbon, and Alice Friauf of Glencoe;
many Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, other relatives, and a host of friends across this great country.
Arlene was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband Leonard Lewin, Daughter Brenda Joy Landin, Brother Thomas Friauf, and Niece Sandra Schmidt.