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Arlene H. Clare LAKE CITY -- The funeral for Arlene H. Clare will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Lake City, with Revs. Scott Carmichael and Dennis Valleau co-officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Clare, 77, of Lake City, a former longtime hardware and furniture store employee, died Thursday (Sept. 23, 2004) at Lake City Nursing Home-Mayo Health System.

Arlene H. Aitken was born on Oct. 12, 1926, in Lake City and graduated from Lake City High School in 1944. On June 26, 1946, she married Orvil Clare. She started working for Peterson Grocery in 1945, continued working for Peterson-Sheehan Hardware and Furniture Store for 45 years and assisted at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Anderson-Peterson Chapel for a few years. Mrs. Clare was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and its ladies aid, the American Legion and VFW auxiliaries, Lake City Association of Senior Citizens and Women's International Bowling Congress. She was inducted into the Lake City Bowling Hall of Fame in 2004.

Survivors include two sisters, Lois Haglund of Pine Island and Ruth Mitchell (Virgil Siewert) of Red Wing. She was preceded in death by her husband in May 1966 and by two brothers and a sister.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Anderson-Peterson Chapel in Lake City and an hour before the service Monday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice.

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