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Grace Arends Ellsworth MN

April 18, 2014

Grace Arends
Ellsworth MN

Grace Arends Ellsworth MN
Funeral Services for Grace Arends, age 97, of Ellsworth, MN, will be held Thursday, April 17, at 10:30 a.m. at the Dingmann Funeral Home, Adrian, MN
Funeral Services for Grace Arends, age 97, of Ellsworth, MN, will be held Thursday, April 17, at 10:30 a.m. at the Dingmann Funeral Home, Adrian, MN, with Fr. James Seitz officiating. Burial will be in the Grand Prairie Cemetery, Ellsworth, MN. Grace died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne.

Grace was born November 28, 1916, in Lyon County, IA, to Jasper and Nellie (Duin) DeVries. She graduated from Central Lyon High School in 1934. Grace then attended Mt. Pleasant University in Iowa before attending Nettleton College in Sioux Falls, SD. She received her Teaching Degree and taught country school in Iowa.

   Grace married Wallace Arends on December 27, 1944. After their marriage, the couple lived in Ellsworth. Grace worked as a day care provider and a housekeeper.  

  She was a member of Zion Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, word search, polka music, bird watching, the Minnesota Twins and her grand dogs, Cece, Racer, Taffy & Lou.

   Grace is survived by her husband, Wallace Arends, Luverne; two children, Bonnie DeGroot, Ellsworth; and Ronald (Claude) Arends, Magnolia; nine grandchildren, Leon (Khaikham) DeGroot, Troy (Catherin) DeGroot, Amy Benning, Lyla Christianson, Ryan Hofekamp, Toni (Michael) Schettler, Rhonda Arends, Jackalyne (Tim) Hieronimus & Jeralyne Boelman; great grandchildren, Kimberly, Khendra, Ashley, Austin, Amber, Evan, Lexie, Ava, Leah, Hunter, Skylar & Breyer; one great great grandchild, Kaedyn; and one more expecting; and a sister, Margaret “Skipper” Dickman, Boyden, IA.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Linda Lea, in 1983; brother, Jacob DeVries; and a sister, Florence Boumann.

   To view an online obituary, sign a virtual register book, or order flowers, please visit www.dingmannandsons.com


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