Arlene Klucas (nee Boelter)
Arlene Klucas, (ne Boelter) passed away peacefully on December 29, 2017 after 93 years of a full life. She now joins her husband, Everett, so they can continue their dance together. Arlene was born in 1924 and grew up in Bismarck, ND. She married Everett in 1946. They moved to Golden Valley and raised five children. Arlene saw everything with an artistic eye. She could make a birch tree appear on a canvas with a palate knife and a little paint. She showed her work in the Uptown Art Fair for 13 years from when that show began. Her oil paintings and some murals are in many homes and buildings. After raising their five children, Arlene and Everett moved to Lower Cullen Lake in Nisswa where they enjoyed their retirement for almost 30 years. In Nisswa, Arlene and Everett became very involved in the American Legion. She loved to entertain, dance, and visit with their many friends. She loved to laugh and had fun with everyone. Preceded in death by her husband, Everett; all but one of her 11 siblings. She will be missed by many including her sister, Bev; her children: Kathy (Terry), Dick (Jonna), Kevin (Karen), Patti, and Steve (Kim); 15 grandchildren: Lisa (Jamie), Sheila (Pat), Leah (Alex), Michelle (Bernie), Alanna (Josh), Lacey (Tony), Amber, Alexa, Ashley (Bruce), Clare (Neil), Tim (Kaycie), Patrick, Michael, Nikki, Jake; 15 great grandchildren: Chelsea (Tulio), Josh (Brandi), Cara, Miranda, Chloe, Justin, Sam, Tori, Spencer, Ryan, Madilyn, Elijah, Serena, Marcy, Chase; and 2 really great grandchildren: Jackson, & Ethan; and many friends. Her funeral will be at Church of the Holy Name, Minneapolis, 55407 on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Internment will be in Nisswa in April along with a memorial celebration of her life. Please send donations to Alzheimer's or Parkinson's research.