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Arlene Mary
Zurn (Paul)

September 8, 1935 – September 21, 2020

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Obituary for Arlene Mary Zurn (Paul)

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Arlene M. Zurn (nee Paul)
Age 85 - beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Arlene was born on September 8, 1935, to Alfred Dietrich Paul and Agnes Antonia Paul. Arlene grew up on the east side of St Paul, Minnesota with three sisters (Anita Lindbom, Andrea Smith, and Arvilla Lang) and two brothers (Al Paul and Arnold Paul). As a graduate of Harding High School, class of 1953, she went on to work at 3M. Arlene and Robert Anthony Zurn (Bob) married in 1957. She devoted herself to raising their family of eight children. They built a life together in White Bear Lake and later in Vadnais Heights, MN. She was a wonderful mother, even earning a ‘homemaker of the week’ award in the White Bear Press in 1975. As the kids grew older, she worked as a waitress/hostess at North Oaks Golf Club. After the kids all moved on, Arlene took several jobs in clerical positions at various firms around White Bear Lake. She continued to practice her Catholic faith and volunteer at St. Mary of the Lake Church. Where she really shined was around her kids and grandkids. After retiring, she then dedicated her time to help raise and care for her grandchildren along with spending time “up at da lake” in Merrifield, MN, where she and Bob bought a lake cabin years before. Arlene was always quick with a charming laugh and a welcoming smile. When you met Arlene, you couldn't help but love her. Nobody ever heard her speak an unkind word toward others. A phrase she would often repeat sums up what she valued, “Be nice, be kind, be sweet, be fine!” Arlene was more concerned about others' comfort and happiness than her own so when she began her struggle with dementia in 2016 it was especially hard for her. In 2018, Arlene moved to join the Homestead at Maplewood as a memory-care resident. After her recent battle with pneumonia and sepsis on September 21, 2020, her mind and body are at peace.
Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Anthony Zurn in 1993.
Arlene is survived by:
Cheryl Schistad (Olaf) - Line Birgitta (great grandchildren - Nora, Mina, Emil) Darryl Zurn (Hiroko Nagai) - Hannah, Kent
Nancy Zurn - Steve, Evan, Beatrice, Cedric
Mary Zurn (Larry Imperiale) - Jade (great grandchildren - Simon, Ruby)
Rob Zurn (Sharon) - Kyler, Noah
Lynda Zurn (Scott Mertz) - Kaylin, Abbey
Julie Zurn-Pfaffendorf (Bil) - Will, Ava
Scott Zurn - Aidan, Chloe, Gavin, Grayson
Memorials may be sent to St. Mary of the Lake Church or the Red Cross.

Visitation 2-4PM on Sunday, September 27 and prior to Mass from 9-10:30AM on Tuesday, September 29, both at Mueller Memorial, 4738 Bald Eagle Ave., White Bear Lake. Mass of Christian Burial 11AM on Tuesday, September 29 at St. Mary of the Lake Church, 4741 Bald Eagle Ave., White Bear Lake. Due to Covid guidelines, Mass is restricted to 100 people including family members. Masks are required at all events. Private family burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
If you are unable to attend services or do not feel comfortable attending services, any memorials or cards may be sent to the funeral home; attn: family of Arlene Zurn.

First Visitation

When Sunday, September 27th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location
Mueller Memorial of White Bear Lake
Address
4738 Bald Eagle Ave
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Additional Information Masks are required.

Second Visitation

When Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am
Location
Mueller Memorial of White Bear Lake
Address
4738 Bald Eagle Ave
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Additional Information Masks are required.

Mass of Christian Burial Information

When
Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 11:00am
Officiating
Father Ralph Talbot
Location
St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church
Address
4741 Bald Eagle Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN 55110-3199
Service Extra Info
Due to Covid guidelines, Mass is restricted to 100 people including family members. Masks are required.

Interment Information

Location
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Address
7601 34th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55450
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