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Cynthia Arens Obituary – 5/13/2023


Cynthia Sue Arens, 66, of Kingston, MN, died Saturday, May 13, 2023, at her residence.

A memorial service will take place Monday, May 22, 2023, at 11 a.m. at the Ostmark Lutheran Church in rural Watkins, MN, with Rev. Joe Midthun officiating the service at the church.

There will be a time to gather with the family Sunday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel, MN, and one hour prior to the service Monday, May 22 at the Ostmark Lutheran Church in rural Watkins.

Cynthia Sue (Myllykangas) Arens, the daughter of Gordon and Lillian Myllykangas, was born Feb. 26, 1957, in Litchfield, MN.

Cynthia was baptized and confirmed at the Kingston Apostolic Lutheran Church.

Cynthia graduated from Kimball High School in 1975. She later attended Ridgewater Technical College, obtaining her associate degree in 2019 while working full-time at Hutchinson Technology as a process specialist.

She worked at HTI for 35 years and chose to further her education for growth within their company, where she gained many wonderful friendships.

Cynthia was united in marriage to Keith Arens Dec. 13, 1975, at the Kingston Apostolic Lutheran Church.

Together, they made their home in Kingston until 1981, when they moved to a farm north of Kingston, where they have since lived. Cynthia was also a member of the Kingston American Legion Auxiliary.

Cynthia enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her two grandsons. She loved horses and the outdoors. Growing up, she would much rather be out on the farm working with her dad than doing anything indoors.

Cynthia was a people person, and she enjoyed talking and getting to know people. She could often be found bowling, traveling, camping, or playing darts with friends before her health made it hard to do so. Her family and her friends will miss her dearly.

Cynthia is survived by her husband, Keith Arens of Kingston; children, Nicholas Arens of Kingston, Chilsea (Trevor) Dietman of South Haven, MN, and Robert Arens (fiancé, Molly Hurrle) of Mayer, MN; two grandchildren, Bryson Dietman and Hudson Dietman; siblings, Connie (Steve) Rossman of Fairhaven, MN, Denise (Douglas) Bollman of Dassel, Debbie (Jim) Lammersen of Kimball, MN, and Daniel (Nicole) Myllykangas of South Haven; sister-in-law, Linda Parson of Mora, MN, along with many nieces and nephews.

Cynthia was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Lillian Myllykangas; mother and father-in-law, Robert and Mary Jane Arens; brother-in-law, Terry Parson; niece, Jennifer Rossman; and nephews, Pat Rossman and Sam Rossman.

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