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Arlene Katherine Snoeyenbos

  • Written by Mary Gerdes
  • Published in Obituaries

Arlene Katherine Snoeyenbos, 78, of Pigeon Falls and formerly of Arcadia, passed away
on Saturday, August 3, 2019, at the Pigeon Falls Health Care Center under the care of St.
Croix Hospice.

Arlene was born in Lamberton, MN on October 14, 1940, to Ervin and Lola (Larson)
Kretsch. After graduating from high school, Arlene married Douglas Johnson on
September 21, 1959, in Iowa and then moved to Arcadia. He preceded her in death on
December 21, 1986. She then married Gary Snoeyenbos in June of 1988. Gary
preceded her in death on August 10, 1998. Arlene worked as a manager for Associated
Bank until her retirement. She was active with the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce and
served on the Fransiscan-Skemp/St. Joseph’s Hospital and Arcadia Library Boards. She
was also a member of the Arcadia Lioness, and enjoyed completing crossword puzzles in
her spare time.
Arlene is survived by her daughter, Dawn (Steve Becker) Johnson of Winona; son, Brad
Johnson of Texas; granddaughter, Shannon Johnson Anderegg; grandson, Jacob
Johnson; brothers: Michael (Susan) Simon of Athens, GA, Donald (Rosie) Kretsch of
Hutchinson, MN, Jim (Carol) Kretsch of Lamberton, MN, and Tom Simon of Faribault,
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands: Douglas and Gary; and a sister,
Mary Jane Detlefson.
A memorial service to celebrate Arlene’s life is planned for 2 p.m. on Saturday, August
17, 2019, at the Wozney-Killian Funeral Home, Arcadia with Celebrant Sherry Reck-
Haines officiating. Family and friends are welcome for visitation beginning at 1 p.m.
until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Arcadia Public
Cemetery. To express condolences to her family online, please visit


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