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Arlene Earle, 90

Mrs. Earle, 90, of Rochester, died Thursday Oct. 31, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester.

The memorial service for Arlene M. Earle will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home, with Rev. Scott Jorgenson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Arlene was born March 24, 1923, in Red Wing, Minn., to John and Lydia (Nagel) Marks. Arlene was raised in Red Wing, but spent most of her adult life in Rochester. On June 15, 1946, she married Harry Earle in Red Wing, and they later separated.

Arlene worked for Red Wing Shoes in Red Wing, and for Holsom Thrift Shop in Rochester. She enjoyed going to Treasure Island, playing cards twice a week with Emily, Martha, and Loretta in Granger, weekly dominos at the Smith's, 500 at the Pelnar's, and Yatzee with the family.

Arlene traveled extensively and especially enjoyed a trip to Hawaii on her 81st birthday. The day before she turned 81, she climbed to the top of Diamond Head. April 20th Arlene celebrated her 90th birthday, and over 100 guests attended it. Arlene was our rock and best friend.

Survivors include her sister, Verneil Gale, of Red Wing; and her daughter, Sharon Earle, and her three son's Mark, Gary, and Jeff Earle all of Rochester. Arlene is also survived by her grandchildren Heidi (Jeff) Hanf of Rochester, and Michael Earle of Eagan, Minn.; as well as her great-grandchildren Alana, and Austin Hanf.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and daughter-in-law Julie (Mark) Earle.

Macken Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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