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Fern M. Arndt, 93

Fern M. Arndt, of Osceola, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family at her home on Wednesday, May 14, at the age of 93.

Fern was born July 8, 1920, at Nye, Wis., to Ernest and Lillian Norlander. She graduated from Osceola High School in 1938. She worked several clerical jobs in the Twin Cities. On Feb. 18, 1950, she married James Arndt at West Immanuel Lutheran. She then farmed alongside Jim on the farm and was a homemaker. In her free time she enjoyed cooking, fancywork/needlework, flower gardening, travel, shopping and especially her family.

Fern was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jim; son-in-law Bruce Cole; brother, Warren Norlander; and sister, DeLoris Norlander.

She is survived by her sons, Craig (Anne) and Brent (Carol); daughters Shelley Cole and Denise (Chuck) Hutchings; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, and Duane and Gary Norlander.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in East Farmington.Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, May 16, at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in East Farmington. Interment will in Oak Grove Cemetery, Oseola.

Arrangements by the Grandstrand Funeral Home.