Arlene Sathre, age 83, of Dassel, died Saturday, April 30, 2016, at the Hutchinson Medical Center.
She was born Feb. 24, 1933, in Cokato, the daughter of Albert and Lydia (Bendix) Eastling. Arlene grew up in Dassel, where she was baptized, and later confirmed in the Christian faith.
She helped her father at the Log Cabin Restaurant in Dassel, and during the summer spent her time working as a corn detasseler.
Arlene graduated from Dassel High School in 1951.
After graduation, she worked for the US Department of Agriculture in Minneapolis.
Arlene was united in marriage to Gordon Sathre Sept. 22, 1952, at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Dassel. The couple made their home in Dassel before moving to Braham, where they co-managed a poultry farm for Minnesota Hatchery. This last September, they celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary.
Arlene enjoyed holidays and special events with her family and friends. She was a wonderful cook, and spent many hours baking. She had lovingly crocheted numerous afghans and ornaments for her family and friends, and loved to attend craft shows, where she would sell her handcrafted items.
She is survived by her husband, Gordon Sathre of Dassel; children, Debra (Ronald) Hebeisen of Cambridge, Kevin Sathre of Chaska, and Terri (Rob) Schmidt of Fair Oaks, CA; eight grandchildren, Daniel (Rita) Hebeisen, Angela Hebeisen, Stephanie Sathre, Benjamin Sathre, Amanda Sathre, Jaclyn Schmidt, Jocelyn Schmidt, and Garrett Schmidt; two great-grandchildren, Autumn Hebeisen and Sierra Hebeisen; and close family friends, Darrin, Sandy and Ashley Krohn.
Arlene was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Lydia Eastling; and her sister, Shirley Fremo.
A memorial service took place Thursday, May 5 at 1 p.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Dassel with Pastor Douglas Pierce officiating. Interment of the urn followed at the Dassel Community Cemetery.
There was a time to gather with the family one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.
The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel handled the arrangements.