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Arlean J. Flanders

Arlean J. Flanders

Arlean J. Flanders age 82, of Spring Valley passed away on Monday February 5, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire.

Arlean was born April 17, 1935 at home in the Township of Eau Galle.  She was the daughter of Stanley and Hazel (DeLong) Hall and grew up in that community.  In her younger years, she helped her parents with the family business, Hall’s Nursery.  Arlean graduated from Elmwood High School in 1953.  Arlean married LaVern Flanders August 14, 1952.  Arlean and LaVern lived in Boardman for a short time before moving to South St. Paul, MN.  During this time, Arlean did in home day care and did sewing and alterations for people.  They later moved to St. Paul Park, MN for about 12 years, before moving to just south of Rock Elm.  Arlean and LaVern operated an antique business from their house and Arlean was an Avon sales representative.  They recently moved to Spring Valley into an assisted living retirement home.

Arlean enjoyed doing craft work, sewing, antiquing.  She was active in the Rock Elm Old Settlers and the Pierce County Historical Society.

Arlean is survived by her husband LaVern, a daughter, Sue (Bob) Deglman of Maiden Rock, three sons, Mark (Robert) of Van Nuys, CA, Craig of Spring Valley, Nate (Jen) of Wilson; nine grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, three step grandchildren; one sister, Arla DeVeau of Temecula, CA, two brothers, Art Hall of Elmwood and Gordon (Jackie) Hall of Oronoco, MN several nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and her son Scott and a daughter-in-law, Debra Flanders

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Friday February 9, 2018 at the Elmwood United Methodist Church with Rev. Michael Weaver officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Hill Cemetery-Rock Elm, rural Elmwood in the spring.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.


  1. Cynthia Schille

    Sorry to hear of Arlean's passing . She was a special lady, so loving and kind. Praying for the family left behind. My condolences to all her loved ones.

  2. Sandy Jerry Carroll

    Sending our prayers and thoughts of comfort for your loss of your Mom , Arlean. We have many fun memories growing up on 11th and Laurel with your family as our neighbors. She was a special lady and we are sorry.

  3. Bruce Jerry

    Here it is 2_14_18 and I just learned of your Mom's passing. Mostly I remember her great laughing and fun spirit. She and your family have always been supporting of the Jerry family. I know you all miss so much.Love and prayers.Bruce

  4. Deanna Dillon (jerry)

    To the family of Arlene. So sorry for the loss of your mom. Sue I'm glad we made the trip to visit your mom and dad. when I was in MN. God bless you & know your comfort comes from the Lord. Your families in my prayers at this difficult time. Deanna an old neighbor

  5. Mary Nielsen

    Sue, I’m sad to see that you lost your mom. I know your heart is heavy. Cherish your memories as she will live forever in you.

  6. Betty DeLong Davison

    I knew Arlean many years, I graduated from High School with her in 1953. My husband Dennis was their best man when they were married in Stillwater, Mn in 1952. My condolances to the family.

  7. Agnes Patterson

    I wanted to come to the visitation, but I got lost. I remember your mom when she lived at Gaylord Nelson apt. building. I couldn't talk to your for awhile, no phone number to talk to her. My condolence to the family.

  8. Reta Sanford

    Arlean was such a special person. I was privileged to have her touch my life in so many great ways. She was a real asset to the Pierce County Historical Association. She excelled in every endeavor she undertook. I am saddened to hear of her passing. My heartfelt sympathy to her family.

  9. Wilma Baskin Heimkes

    I am so sorry for our loss. Arlean was both a classmate and my cousin. My prayers are with her family.
    Wilma Baskin Heimkes

  10. Joanne

    Sympathy to Arlenes family. She was such a sweet lady, with wonderful children. Remember the happy times. God Bless.

  11. dan hince

    We were saddened hearing the news of Arlean passing. I've very fond memories of my childhood spending time with Nate, visiting with her and Lavern. She always had a twinkle in her eyes, a laugh that was infectious, her smile eternal. God bless her and those she loved.

  12. Marilyn Galoff

    I am sorry to hear about Arlean. Your family are in my prayers.

  13. Ginny

    My condolences to the family!
    My mom (Verna Gesche) was an Avon rep. at the same time as Arlean. She enjoyed Arlean. Her warm and happy ways.

  14. Amy Cady

    Craig and family, sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Jeff & Amy

  15. Brenda Kado

    Arleen was such a special, warm, loving generous woman. I enjoyed her smiles and great sense of humor. Even though life was not easy, she did not complain. I am so sorry for your loss and so sorry that I will be out of town and not able to come to the services. God be with you all!!! Brenda

  16. Pamela Fuhrman

    So sorry to hear about your loss of such a wonderful lady. My thoughts and prayers are with all.

  17. Jeanelle Mandelkow

    Sorry for your loss. Met Arlene when she was going door to door selling Avon. She would stop and my parents. We always bought our Christmas tree from Arlene and Toad, until they moved out of Rock Elm. Enjoyed our talks. I am sure that Arlene and my Mom (Delores Hague) is having a nice time catching up. Arlene will always be with you!

  18. Carrie Micko

    May you feel the comforting presence of God as you grieve, and may her memory be for a blessing.

  19. Donna Anderson - Truckenbrod

    My deepest sympathy to the Flanders family ... My many memories of Arlene are something I will never forget ... The nights I stayed over night, cutting my own Christmas tree down, having supper at here house and just visiting with family for hours on end..... May you rest in peace Arlene

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