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Diane M. Franzeen, 66, rural Arlington

9/24/2020

Diane M. Franzeen, age 66, of rural Arlington, passed away at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia on Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Funeral services were held at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Arlington at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19.
Visitation was held at the Kolden Funeral Home in Arlington from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18.
COVID-19 guidelines were respected at both the church and funeral home. There was limited capacity and facial masks were required.
Interment followed the funeral service at Arlington Public Cemetery.
Diane was born to Robert and Mildred (Carlson) Weckwerth in Gaylord on May 13, 1954. She was a 1972 graduate of the Arlington-Green Isle High School. On April 28, 1973, Diane married Donnie Ehlers at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Arlington. Donnie passed away suddenly on Dec. 5, 1991. Diane married Wayne Franzeen also at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Arlington on Dec. 13, 1997.  Diane’s life-long occupation and passion was agriculture. She served on the boards of UFC, Western Co-op and Southern Minnesota Directors for over 20 years. Diane also served as a committee member of Cenex Harvest States.
Diane is survived by her husband, Wayne Franzeen; son, Darren (Darcy) Ehlers; daughter, Denise Ehlers; mother, Mildred Weckwerth; brother, Curtis (Lori) Weckwerth; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Sandy (Vernon) Binger, Linda (Randy) Kramer, Marie (Matt) LeFebvre,     Marsha (Willard) Kruse, Wendell Ehlers, and Marlys (Don) Wacker; as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Diane is preceded in death by her father, Robert Weck-werth; husband, Donnie Ehlers; and brother, Jeffrey Weckwerth.

 

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Allie J. Weber, 88, Arlington

9/24/2020

Allie J. Weber, age 88, of Arlington, passed away at  his home in Arlington on Tuesday, Sept. 15.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Arlington at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18. Due to COVID restrictions, the service was private, but the family invited all to follow the funeral procession from St. Mary’s Catholic Church to St. Thomas Cemetery, Jessenland.
Allie was born to Aloysius and Anne (Madden) Weber in Jessenland Township on Dec. 1, 1931. He attended the Silver Lake Country School in Jessenland Township through eighth grade and graduated from Arlington High School in 1950. In 1954, he was drafted into the United States Army and drove jeep for the Army commanders in Germany. On Nov. 3, 1956, he married Geraldine Gildea at St. Helena Catholic Church in Minneapolis. Allie and his family lived and farmed in Jessenland until retiring and moving to Arlington in 2005.  He was a long-time member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, Jessenland, and most recently, St. Mary’s in Arlington. He belonged to the Knights of Columbus and served as a Grand Knight.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, telling Irish stories, visiting with friends and relatives, and attending the Jessenland Irish Festivals.
Allie is survived by his wife, Geraldine; children, John of  Barstow, California, Ann (Stephen) Wiener of St. Louis Park, Nancy Helm of Edina, Mary (Rick) Marconi of Naples, Florida, Janet (Steve) Geib of Arlington, and Peter (Shannon) Weber of Henderson; and daughter-in-law, Bonnie Weber of Henderson. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  
He is preceded in death by his son, Brian, and his parents, Aloysius and Anne Weber. 

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