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Arlene Janes-Carlson, 75

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Arlene Janes-Carlson, 75

Arlene (Lykken) Janes-Carlson, 75, Alexandria, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at home under hospice care after a yearlong battle with cancer.

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Arlene was born in Fargo, ND on February 13, 1938. She graduated from Kindred High School and continued on at State Teachers College in Valley City, ND.

Arlene was married to Damian Janes on October 6, 1962. They were married for almost 40 years. Arlene found love again after Damian passed away. She married Gary Carlson on April 15, 2005.

Arlene worked for the Specialist-Internal Medicine for 25 years. She was also a director for Mary Kay Cosmetics and had a thriving business for over 30 years. She enjoyed socializing, gardening, cooking and being a grandmother. She was also actively involved in Newcomers Club, Alexandria Garden Club and the Alexandria United Methodist Church.

Arlene is survived by her husband, Gary; daughters, Michelle (Rik) Schmidt, Beth (Shawn) Hostad; stepchildren, Jerry (Ronele) Janes, Mike (Karin) Janes, Bruce (Patty) Janes, Mark (Debra) Carlson, Heidi Carlson, Juli (Dan) Holst, Eric (Karla) Carlson; grandchildren, Brianna, Shyanne, Gabe, Caleb, Zoe, Colene, Brian, Nikkole, Alysha, Kyle, Adam, Amy, Sam, Hannah, Abbi, Noah, August and Josie; great-grandchildren, Kendal and Nathan; and brother, Richard (Marilyn) Lykken.

Arlene was preceded in death by her parents, Rudolph and Lorraine Lykken; first husband, Damian Janes; and granddaughter, Ann Marie Janes.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 31 at Alexandria United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be given to the Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota or Alexandria Hospice.

Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.

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