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Arlene Carpenter

April 23, 1926 - May 09, 2020

Funeral Service - Monday

May 18, 2020
- 10:00 AM with a visitation one hour prior.

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


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Arlene Carpenter

April 23, 1926 - May 09, 2020


Arlene L. Carpenter, 94, Fargo, ND passed away on May 9, 2020 at Bethany Retirement Living in Fargo. She was born on April 23, 1926 near Breckenridge, MN to Otto and Esther (Martens) Miller. She attended grade and high school in Breckenridge, graduating in 1944.

Arlene worked at Uncle Jim’s Café and Anderson Grocery in Breckenridge. In 1954, she was united in marriage to Harold D. Carpenter of Oriska, ND. The couple lived in Breckenridge and Wahpeton, ND moving to Fingal, ND in 1962 where she worked for Puhr Mercantile until moving to Fargo in 1979. Harold passed away in 1984. She worked for a time at Gate City Bank, Fanny Farmer Candy Shop and New Horizon’s Manor in Fargo.

She is survived by her daughter, Marlene (Mark) Erickson, West St. Paul, MN; three grandchildren, Rachel Erickson, Timothy (Lacey Kirchoff) Erickson, and Emily Erickson; one great-grandson, Fergus Erickson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and sisters, Lorraine Rasmussen and El’Louise Conlon.

There will be funeral service at 10:00 AM on Monday, May 18, 2020 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with a visitation one hour prior.
Burial at Memory Gardens in Valley City, ND.


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12 responses to “Arlene Carpenter”

  1. Alice and Brian Strand says:

    Arlene was a wonderful Aunt, a very wise and spunky woman and I enjoyed her sense of humor. We have many good memories with her, some are recent and some are decades ago. She had a Blessed life and was loved by us. Now she is reunited in spirit with her husband Uncle Harold and her two sisters Lorraine & El’Louise as well as so many other family members that have passed away. She was talking about all of them the last few times we visited her in the nursing homes. May she rest in peace. Our sincere condolences to Marlene, Mark, & Aunt Arlene’s grandchildren. She was a special lady that was very loved. We will miss her so much.

  2. Tom and Bev Parkins says:

    Lovingly thought of and a always a big part of our lives. Rest in Peace

  3. Elden Rasmussen says:

    Aleen was a fine Aunt Always had a smile Witty and good advice You enjoy The Times I have spent with her Will miss your Christmas card in all things She writes about that she has done over the year

  4. Cindy parrish-sage.niece.mike. Jim nancy says:

    I was baby sitter by aunt Arlene when my mom was working at JCPenney we put puzzels together on the back porch.i as in the 6th grade I always thought aunt Arlene was a cold fish until she made a trip out to see us.then I made a video with her and my mom and then I found out who she really
    Was a warm,funny,and loving person. We all send our condolences to Marlene and Mark and family.

  5. Peg Buchholz says:

    Marlene, so very sorry for the loss of your mother. It was always a pleasure to visit with her. Thoughts and prayers are with you

  6. Patty (Morth) Paula says:

    Dear Marlene, Mark, and family, We are so sorry to hear of your dear Mom’s passing. I have such wonderful memories of playing cards and games at your house with your dear Mom and Dad – they were always so kind to me and I am grateful to have known them. May your dear Mom rest in peace. Sending you hugs. Patty (Morth) and Frank Paula

  7. Janice Plecity says:

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother.

    Janice Plecity and family

  8. Ann Williams says:

    So sorry to hear about your mom, Marlene. I remember she was always nice to the Windish kids. Prayers are with you and your family.

  9. Linda Erickson says:

    I have many wonderful memories of Arlene and the times our families spent together. I was saddened to hear Arlene passed away, my thoughts are with you Marlene and your family.

  10. Karen Brown says:

    Marlene….so very sorry for your loss. You were always there to support your mom. She is an angel watching over you now. Take care dear friend.

  11. Mike and Kathy DuBord says:

    Marlene and family: Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. We are so sorry to learn of her passing away. Take care 🙏

  12. Paul and Katie says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you lay to rest your beloved mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. We hope you take solace in knowing she is now in a better place.

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