Arlene D. Johnstone

My dear wife Arlene D. Johnstone, who started her journey to the Lord's house on January 6 1951, ended the journey on February 5 of this year after a long illness.

She is missed by her husband Craig, children Jill and Brent and daughter in-law Stephanie, grandchildren Dylan, Brysen, Cory, Adam and Maleah. Arlene is also survived by sisters Judy Otte, Cathy Hagen, Elizabeth Bekken and brother Ed Otte (Laurie).

Arlene was born to Gene and Dorothy Otte of White Bear Lake and lived in and around WBL all her life. She worked her first job at Johnstone’s Dairy and Grocery where she met her future husband Craig. They married June 5, 1970. In the next 48 years, they were blessed with two children and many, many more blessings. Arlene was a very quiet, thoughtful, loving person who was steadfast in her faith in the Lord. She was a true friend to many. I wish to thank all of our friends who through the good times and tough times stood by us and the many prayers they offered for the healing of my beautiful wife.

In accordance with Arlene’s and my plans made many years ago and knowing how precious the 13 weekends of summer are, we made plans to have a Celebration of Life during the week. The Celebration of Life will be held 4:30-9 p.m. Thursday, June 13 in the Garden Room at Jimmy's Convention Center, 3565 Labore Road, Vadnais Heights. We invite all who know Arlene to come celebrate her new Chapter in everlasting life.

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