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Arlene Johnson

Feb. 16, 1930-Sept. 7, 2010

Arlene J. Johnson, 80, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.

Funeral services for Arlene were held Friday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. in Emmanuel Nursing Home Chapel. Interment was at Strandvick Cemetery, rural Lake Park.

Arlene J. Johnson was born to Henry and Florence (Erickson) Johnson on February 16, 1930 in rural Lake Park. She attended country school at District 50 near Lake Park until 1940, when she moved to Detroit Lakes. She graduated in 1948 from Holmes High School in Detroit Lakes.

Arlene started her working career as a nurse's aide at St. Mary's Hospital, where she stayed until 1952. That year, Arlene moved to Minneapolis, where she worked for St. Louis Park Medical Center and the Medical Arts Building as a medical assistant. She moved back to Detroit Lakes in 1980.

Arlene enjoyed reading, watching her favorite singer, Daniel O'Donnell and visiting with her friends.

Surviving Arlene are her friends Jean (Patricia) Bollig of Detroit Lakes and all the wonderful residents and staff at Emmanuel Nursing Home.

Preceding her in death were her parents and infant twin brother Arlen.