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Renae Groff-Arneson, 44
Renae C. Groff-Arneson, age 44, of Waverly, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2012, at The University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis.

She was born June 30, 1967, in Willmar, the daughter of Ray and Nancy Kumerow Groff. Renae was baptized at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar July 23, 1967. She was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith Nov. 7, 1982, at Vinje Lutheran Church.

Renae graduated from Willmar High School in 1985.

She was joined in holy marriage to Steve Arneson April 29, 2006.

Renae currently was employed at Dura Supreme in Howard Lake.

She enjoyed the out-of-doors, especially time spent camping, fishing, hunting, boating, riding motorcycles, and snowmobiling. She also was a great cook and was fond of spending time with her nieces and nephews.

Renae is survived by her loving husband, Steve; her cat, “Skittles;” her parents, Ray and Nancy Groff of Willmar; a brother, Charles (Lisa) Groff of Spicer; her mother-in-law, Mary Arneson of Hutchinson; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert (Michelle) Arneson of Belle Plaine; nieces; nephews; aunts; uncles; special cousins; and many caring friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents; and by a sister-in-law.

Funeral services took place Tuesday, March 27 at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo with Pastors Ted Vanderpan and Luke Schmidt officiating. There was visitation at the church one hour prior to the services. Interment was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Renae’s nephews, Andy and Robby Arneson, Bobby Hayden, and Alex and Evan Groff, and brother-in-law Rob Arneson.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com.