Arlene B. Buranen, age 92, of Annandale, died Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the Annandale Care Center knowing she was loved deeply.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Annandale with Rev. Dave Nelson officiating. Burial will follow at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Cemetery, French Lake. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.
Arlene Beatrice Walberg was born December 16, 1926 to Gustav and Amanda (Opsahl) Walberg at home near French Lake, Minnesota. Arlene grew up on the family farm and attended school in Annandale. On April 20, 1946 Arlene was united in marriage to Walter “Wally” Robert Buranen in Minneapolis. They made their home in Minneapolis until 1995. During this time, Arlene was a factory worker for Northwest Automatics for 32 years. In addition to her job outside the home, Arlene strived to provide a loving home for their 5 children. In 1995, Arlene and Wally moved to Kimball. Upon Wally’s death in 2007, Arlene relocated to Annandale. Arlene enjoyed creating embroidery projects, and music, whether it be listening to polka music, playing the accordion, or dancing. While she will fondly be remembered as a wonderful cook and baker, her family will always treasure the love she gave them.
Arlene is survived by her children, Sharon (Tim) Sullivan of Minnetonka, Bruce (Tammy) of Annandale, Jerry (Sheila) of Princeton, Jim (Tami) of Maple Lake, and Deb (Kevin) Palmer of Minnetrista; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; siblings, Elsie (Ed) Sund of Silverdale, WA and Gladys Peterson of Cokato; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and dear friends. Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, Wally; parents, Gustav and Amanda Opsahl; sisters, Pearl Fobbe, Celeste Lange, and Bernice Johnson; and brothers, Milton, Alden, Ernold, John, Clifford, and Russell Walberg.
Arlene’s grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Orma Lou Jacobsma will provide music for the service. Arrangements entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.
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