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Evelyn J. Arnesen, 94

Funeral Services for Evelyn J. Arnesen of Warroad, and formerly of Roosevelt (Rocky Point) will be held on Friday, July 5 at 10:00 a.m. at Mount Carmel Lutheran Church north of Roosevelt.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.  Burial will follow at 10:45 at the Arnesen Rocky Point Cemetery.  Lunch and fellowship will be at Rock Harbor Lodge from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. after the services.

Evelyn Jeanette Arnesen was born on February 13, 1919 to Joe and Sena (Agre) Estling in Montevideo, MN.  She was baptized and confirmed at the Baxter Lutheran church in Montevideo.

Evelyn’s family moved to Greenbush for two years in the early 1930’s and then settled north of Roosevelt, MN.  Evelyn graduated from the Warroad High School.  She belonged to Mount Carmel Lutheran Church and this is where she met Lawrence Arnesen at a church function.  They were married in 1947 and have three sons, John, Steven, and Edward.  Evelyn continued to be a member of the Mount Carmel Lutheran Church and was involved in the Ladies Aide group functions.

Evelyn successfully operated the Harbor Lites store at Rocky Point until Arnesen’s Rock Harbor Lodge was built.   During her active years she was the matriarch of all the cabin cleaners.  She and her husband Lawrence operated Rocky Point until they retired in 1977.  

Evelyn was known for her fabulous morning caramel rolls that she baked on a daily basis. Flowers and flower beds were her passion.  She also enjoyed crocheting, oil painting, and collecting antiques.  Some of her creations are still hanging in the cabins at the resort. Evelyn loved entertaining her many friends over the years. She was recognized as the Outstanding Senior Citizen from Lake of the Woods County and was honored at the Minnesota State Fair.

Evelyn passed away on Sunday, June 30 at the Warroad Senior Living Center in the presence of her family.  She was 94 years old.

She is survived by her sons: John (Mary) Arnesen, Steven (Margo) Arnesen, and Edward (Kay) Arnesen; grandchildren Paul (Heather) Arnesen, Mark (Monique) Arnesen, Jodi (Bryan) Rich, Ivy (Sean) Maday, and Christopher Arnesen; great-grandchildren: Eben, Grace, Molly, Micah, Madelynn, Colin, Keller, and Andi Mae; brother Luther, and sister-in-law Laura Coombs.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence; brothers: Caesar, Jay, Ole, and sisters Alice, and Adelyne who died at the age of three.

Blessed be her memory.

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