Arliene Kalstabakken, 72 of Pine Island, MN passed away peacefully at home with family on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. Arliene was born September 28, 1948 in Milton Township, MN to Archie and Evelyn Ellefson. She married her best friend, Dale Kalstabakken on June 3, 1983 in Stewartville, MN. They raised their then newly combined families in Pine Island, MN. She retired from the Mayo Clinic after 30 years of service.
In later years, Arliene enjoyed spending time with what she treasured most, family. Including adventures with grandchildren and many travel excursions with Dale.
Arliene is survived by her beloved husband Dale; her loving children Jodi (Matt) Hagen, Becky (Mike) Brainard, Dawn (Corey) Lenn, Dean (Chele) Kalstabakken, and Dan Kalstabakken; her grandchildren Mikayla, Mariah, Mackenzie, Caitlyn, Justin, Zach, Matthew, Tristan, and Wyndum; and her siblings Shirley Hoke, Archie Ellefson, and DeDe Ellefson. Arliene also leaves behind many close friends and family whose hearts she has touched.
Arliene was preceded in death by her infant daughter Jolene Lynn Leslie; her siblings Robert Wright, Beverly Robertson, Barbara Widholm, Richard Ellefson; and her parents.
Following her wishes, there will be no funeral ceremony. Her burial will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery – Preston. In lieu of flowers, Memorials are preferred to the Shriners Hospitals for Children at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.
Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences of Arliene may be shared at rochestercremationservicesmn.com