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Arlen Lee Dostal

Arlen Lee Dostal, age 73 of rural Lester Prairie, died early Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004 at his residence.

He was born July 17, 1931 in Silver Lake, the son of Frank and Anna Komer Dostal.

Arlen and Grace M. Kosek were joined in holy marriage Aug. 27, 1952 in Glencoe. God blessed their marriage with four children.

Arlen was employed for 39 years at Lester’s Building Systems. Following his retirement, he fixed bicycles.

He enjoyed John Deere tractors and working with wood.

Arlen is survived by his loving wife, Grace M. Dostal; children: Debra (Jerry) Strauss, and Sherry Paschke and fiance Darryl Kieser, all of Winsted; and Kim Dostal of Montevideo and fiance Sandy Johnson; four grandchildren: Matt Strauss, Dena (Bill) Fiske, Brian Paschke, and Nicholas (Amanda) Dostal; and a great-grandchild, Megan Benecke.

He is further survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Tom (Bev) Kosek of Norwood/Young America, Mike (Diane) Kosek of Waconia, Mary Ann (Ronald) Vanderlinde of Norwood/Young America, and Barb (Wayne) Quast of Winsted; other relatives and friends.

Arlen was preceded in death by a daughter, Roxanna Blankenhagen; and by his parents, Frank and Anna Dostal.

A memorial service took place Monday, Dec. 20 at 1 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, with the Rev. Gerald L. Boldt officiating.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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