August 23, 1933 ~ December 23, 2021
Arlene Anderson (Jendro) was born on August 23, 1933, to Anne and Peter Jendro in Little Falls, MN. Her parents and her moved to Peak, ND where her parents worked for Northern Pacific and they lived in a boxcar. She went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 23, 2021, with her two daughters holding her hands and two daughters and two sons on the phone saying our goodbyes.
Arlene grew up in Valley City and went to St. Catherine’s School. On December 7, 1950, she married George Anderson. In 1954 they moved to Fargo. They later divorced, and Arlene raised her six children.
Arlene worked in the food industry; starting as a cook at St. Luke’s Hospital and later finding her true gift in sales. She was a Sales Associate at Continental Big Red and last at Food Services of America. Arlene moved to Big McDonald Lake in 1990. After retirement she did volunteer driving to bring people to their doctor’s appointments. She later moved to Parkview Terrace in Moorhead, MN where she spent the remainder of her retirement years.
Arlene was a member of St. Frances de Sales Church in Moorhead and member of Fraternal Order of Eagles in Wahpeton since 1971.
Arlene loved people and she could talk with anyone. She loved the life on the lake with boat rides, fishing, great neighbors and being able to share that life with her kids and grandchildren. Two grandsons have a saying that “what happens at grandma’s, stays at grandma’s.”
Arlene is survived by her children: Betty Nohr (Jim) Denver; Yvonne Ralph (Richard) Moorhead; Sandi Gramm (Doug) Fargo; Mark Anderson (Becky) Denver; Mary Bacak (Dewey) Farmington; Scott Anderson (Debbie) Fargo. Arlene was blessed with 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Arlene was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Donovan Anderson.
A graveyard service for Arlene will be held at a later date.
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