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Arlayne Hermann, 80

Arlayne Roxanne Hermann, age 80, of Watertown, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at New Perspective in Waconia.

She was born Nov. 28, 1936, in Minneapolis, the daughter of Ruben and Mary (Eastman) Falk.

Arlayne grew up in Mora, and graduated from Mora High School.

She was united in marriage to John L. Hermann June 9, 1956, at Brunswick Lutheran Church in Brunswick by the Rev. Collins. To this union, two children were born, Jeri and Greg.

The couple made their home in Minneapolis until 1968, when they purchased a small farm in rural Watertown.

Arlayne was very active at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown, participating in choir, Altar Guild, Ladies Circle, and Bible study groups.

She worked part time for the Carver County News in Watertown.

Arlayne was very musical, and particularly enjoyed singing. She looked forward to gatherings with her high school friends, especially their reunions. She also enjoyed trips to the casino, and playing bridge, and Skip Bo.

Family was very important to Arlayne, and she cherished every moment spent with family members, attending as many of her family’s activities as possible.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruben and Mary Falk; husband John Hermann; and sister Judy Hemak.

Arlayne is survived by her loving family: daughter Jeri Dwyer of Englewood, CO; son Greg Hermann of Zimmerman; grandchildren Katie Dwyer (fiancé Gregory Nolan), Kelly Dwyer, Jacque Hermann (fiancée: Erich Saul), and John Hermann; brother and sister-in-law Doug and Kathy Falk; brother-in-law John Hemak; sisters-in-law Ellen Kelly and Shirley Smolinski; as well as other relatives and many friends.

A memorial service took place Monday, Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Jeffrey Engholm officiating. There was a gathering of family and friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.

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