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Vera (Williams) Arneson

April 14, 1927 — August 8, 2023

Burnsville, Minnesota

Vera (Williams) Arneson

 

Vera Marie (Williams) Arneson, age 96 of Burnsville, passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at M Health Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville, Minnesota.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 22 at St. Alexius Catholic Church in West Union with Rev. Mark Botzet officiating. Inurnment will be held in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Vera Marie (Williams) Arneson was born on April 14, 1927, in West Union, Minnesota to John and Margaret Williams. She grew up on a farm in West Union Township and attended country school through the eighth grade. Vera graduated from Osakis High School in 1944. After graduation, she moved to Minneapolis and worked at the Federal Reserve Bank.

Vera married Leonard Arneson on December 2, 1950. They bought a home in Coon Rapids, had a daughter, Jan, and Vera worked at the First State Bank of Coon Rapids, where she eventually became an assistant vice president. After more than 20 years in banking, Vera decided to become a Realtor and continued in this career until her retirement. Following retirement, Vera enjoyed traveling, volunteering at the Church of the Epiphany in Coon Rapids, and spending time with family and friends. She was well known for her sharp sense of humor and her devotion to her loved ones.

Vera passed away peacefully with her daughter at her side on August 8, 2023. She is survived by her daughter, Jan (Gerry) Abraham; grandson, Daniel (Ashley) Abraham; brother, Robert (Bernie) Williams; and many nieces and nephews.

Vera was preceded in death by her parents, John and Margaret; sisters, Elizabeth and Dorothy; brother, George; niece, Stefanie Willliams; and nephew, Charles Imdieke.

Memorials are preferred to reiserrelief.org or Reiser Relief, Inc., P.O. Box 48096, Coon Rapids, MN 55448.

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Visitation

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am

Saint Alexius Catholic Church

11 Oak St, West Union, MN 56389

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Memorial Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am

Saint Alexius Catholic Church

11 Oak St, West Union, MN 56389

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