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Arlene Seminary

August 02, 1932 - August 11, 2018

Memorial Service -Friday

August 17, 2018
- 10:30am

Holy Spirit Catholic Church


Boulger Funeral Home

Arlene Seminary

August 02, 1932 - August 11, 2018


Arlene Seminary, age 86, of Fargo, passed away peacefully on August 11, 2018 at Rosewood on Broadway in Fargo. Arlene Sauer was born on August 2, 1932 to Jim and Rose (Sautner) Sauer in Bismarck, ND. She was raised in Grafton, ND, where she graduated from high school in 1950.

Arlene was married to Jim Seminary on June 2, 1951. He passed away in 1999.

She is survived by six children – Diane (Marc) Nicolet of Reno, NV; Michael (Deb) Seminary of Bismarck; Paul (Jacqui) Seminary of Fargo; John (Jennifer Lynn) Seminary of Springboro, OH; Sarah (Martin) Sieh of Hastings, MN; and Jennifer (Chad) Stark of Fargo. Also surviving are her 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, and beloved brother, James (Sharon) Sauer of South Pasadena, CA.

Arlene was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and daughter Anne Catherine.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice of the Red River Valley and the John P. Smith Foundation at Holy Spirit Church.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM Friday, August 17, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fargo. Burial will follow at the Holy Cross North Cemetery.


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22 responses to “Arlene Seminary”

  1. MaryAnn Armbrust says:

    I loved Arlene….I love her kids today. Arlene was a remarkable friend. When you have a friend like Arlene you don’t need many. She has left all of us with wonderful memories. One of my favorite memories, said by Arlene, “Great Shape pay me to NOT wear their clothes”.

  2. Renee Bernardy Buckman says:

    So sorry for your loss, sending prayers.

  3. Bev Denny says:

    John, my prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  4. kathy a yohe says:

    I am so sad to hear about Arlene. She was one of a kind and a great lady. I am sad that I cannot attend the funeral as I will be out of town, but please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers Jennifer.God bless the memory of your dear mother.

  5. Betty Hellerud says:

    She was a good friend and support during some difficult times. She was also funny and a gracious lady who loved her family.

  6. Trish Dunn Halbasch says:

    Diane and Mike…so sorry for your loss. I have some fun memories of your mom. Remember when we went to Night of the living dead at the drive-in Diane? We spent the night at your house and your mom came in to your room and scared the &@$? out of us, laughing so hard at us!! She was always so nice and easy to talk too. Hugs coming your way. Trish Dunn

  7. Linda Grosz says:

    Thoughts and prayers to your family at this sad time.

  8. Sherry Johnson says:

    Arlene may you rest in piece. You will always be a member of our “little friends” group. I looked up to you and knew I could come to you for an honest and caring answer with any concerns that I had. You were a true mentor and true friend. To the family, I will keep you in my prayers.

  9. Larry Thompson says:

    Chad sorry for your family’s loss.

  10. Louis Hoglund says:

    On behalf of the Hoglund family, we want to send our sympathies. We remember Arlene so well as a neighbor at the lake–and a neighbor in north Fargo. Our late mother Iris always spoke so fondly of Arlene, and Jim, during their time spent at Turtle Lake. She was a very dear soul, and our family is privileged to have her as a neighbor all of those years.

  11. Susan Hanson says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Arlene. I have a lot of great childhood memories of her and all our Holy Spirit functions. Prayers to you and your family Jen

  12. Cynthia Herfindahl says:

    Paul and family,
    Sorry to read that you Mother passed. . .
    Paul, you did a Lovely job on her Urn, such
    a loving son you are. Peace.

  13. Kathy Sornsin Boucher says:

    To the Seminary siblings: a dear, kind, fun-loving woman has left us and we are sad, yet happy for her as she is now with Jim again! I have fond memories of years ago, working on various Shanley projects with them. Always there, willing to help with various projects. And also remember her singing, especially “Bill Bailey”…..what a voice! My sympathies to all of you on the death of your Mom.
    Kathy Sornsin Boucher

  14. Margaret Fitzgerald says:

    Dear Deb and Mike,

    I am sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  15. Tom and Mary Pat Woodmansee says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Mike and your entire family one the loss of your mother. Hopefully you all will remain strong.

  16. Jess Bodelson says:

    Mrs. Sem, as we always referred to her, was a truly kind and generous person. She was funny and a pretty dang good singer too. Heaven is getting a good one and earth has lost a good one.

  17. Patty Neuharth says:

    Sarah, Jennifer and family,
    So many fond memories of your Mom from days at Shanley and Holy Spirit. She had a SMILE for everyone. I will not be able to attend Arlene’s funeral as I am out of town. You all remain in my heart and prayers always. RIP Good and Faithful Servant of the Lord.❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻

  18. Mike Sweeney says:

    My mom, Carol, was good friends with Arlene and Jim. I’m very sorry for your loss.

  19. Jack McDonald says:

    Mike & Deb: So sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose a parent. She appears to have been a remarkable woman – well respected and well liked by all. We’ll remember her in our prayers. .

  20. Tim and Robin Williams says:

    May arms of angels surround your entire family and give you peace.
    Arlene was a wonderful woman, that always left her presence known. The memories she made for her family and friends, are truly forever gifts. Love is eternal. Our Sympathies, Tim and Robin Williams

  21. LuAnn Wise says:

    Thinking of you Sarah and all your family. Mom’s are very special and I am so sorry for your loss.

  22. Mark Noah says:

    I am sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a good friend to my parents John and Mary Noah and to the Noah family. You’re in my prayers.

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