Mary Jane Angeline Arens
1932 — 2022
Mary Jane Angeline Arens passed away at Eastwood Senior Living in Mora, Minnesota on August 30th, 2022. She was 90 years old. Mary was born on her family farm near Kingston, Minnesota on June 7th, 1932, to Lydia and Edward Merila. She and her siblings went to school in Kingston. By third grade, Mary was encouraged to speak English instead of Finnish. She graduated from Litchfield High School in 1950. Mary Jane married Robert Arens in 1952. They spent time in Kansas while Bob was in the army and Mary worked in retail during that time. They also lived in Minneapolis for a short time before moving to a farm in Kingston where she was lucky to have spent 67 years. They raised two children,...