Arlene Doris Oien – 89. Fargo North Dakota died on Saturday March 14, 2020 at Bethany on 42nd Fargo.
Arlene Oien was born on November 8, 1930 in Nome, North Dakota to Rudolph and Martha (Trapp) Koslofsky, the eighth of nine children. She grew up and farmed in Nome-Fingal area and graduated from Valley City High School in 1948 and Dakota Business College in 1950. Arlene married Gustave Hans Oien on April 30, 1955 in Valley City, ND. They made their home in Moorhead and then Minneapolis MN for a short period of time. In 1960 they moved to Harvey, ND were Arlene had a long career as the business manager for Albrecht Lumber and Trucking. In 2001 they moved to Fargo, ND.
Arlene loved to watch her grandkids play in all sorts of activities and when she was not doing that, she was an avid Bridge player.
Arlene is survived by her three children, Steve (Marlene) Oien, Sunrise Beach, MO; Susan (Alan) Bigwood, Cavalier, ND; and Scott (Beth) Oien Fargo, ND; grandchildren Michael, Christopher, Austin, Christian, Noah, Nicholas, and Parker, sister-in-law Shirley Koslofsky, several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by son Michael John Oien; husband Gus Oien and her eight brothers and sisters: Erna Herk, Herman Koslofsky, Louise Loberg, Oscar Koslofsky, Ferdinand Koslofsky, Elda Pommerer, Ruth Pederson, and Mavis Koslofsky.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Visitation: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from10 AM until 11 AM at West Funeral Home, West Fargo.
Funeral Service: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 11 AM at West Funeral Home, West Fargo, ND.
Burial: At a later date at Sunnyside Cemetery, Harvey, ND.
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