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Mary Ann C. Arnzen

Mary Ann C. Arnzen, 90, of Melrose, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, Oct. 3, 2023, at her home in Melrose. A Mass of Christian Burial was Oct. 10 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with the Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery. Mary Ann Catherine Vogel was born July 29, 1933, in Melrose to Joseph C. and Catherine (Poepping) Vogel. She graduated from Melrose High School and worked at the Melrose Hotel and Chick’s Supper Club. She was united in marriage to Elmer Arnzen Nov. 27, 1954, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Melrose. Mary Ann was primarily a homemaker while her children were young but later also worked at Pallansch Grocery. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose, where she served as a volunteer greeter and kitchen helper, was a Christian Mothers member and was a board member and volunteer at the Melrose Historical Society for many years. Mary Ann enjoyed reading, working crossword puzzles, watching sports on TV and feeding the birds. Survivors include her children, Sandy (Mike) Zakrajshek of Sartell, Kenny (Pat) Arnzen of Sauk Centre, Brian Arnzen of Avon and Brenda (Chad) Heitschmidt of Princeton; seven grandchildren Eric, Corey, Morgan, Devin, Kali, Brittany and Dalton; five great-grandchildren Braxton, Jayde, Raegan, Krew and Claire; and brother Tom (Marlene) Vogel of Sartell. Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Arnzen May 11, 2013; parents; son Kevin Arnzen in 1966; granddaughter Angela; brothers and sisters Loretta Kortan, Roman Vogel, Leander Vogel, Warner Vogel, Ervin Vogel, Elmer Vogel, Joseph Vogel, Eugene Vogel and Lorraine Gangl; and infant sister Viola Vogel. Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose. PH-41-1B

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