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Mary Arens

d. November 3, 2016

Mary Lynne (Fraser) Arens, age 67, of Austin, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully in her sleep on November 3, 2016 at her home. Mary was born May 18, 1949 in Austin to Kenneth and Marian (Laufle) Fraser. She graduated from Pacelli High School in 1967. On January 20, 1968, Mary was united in marriage to her best friend, Terry Arens. They raised three wonderful children together. Mary discovered her passion and fulfilled a lifelong dream of owning a garden center. It showcased her love of flowers, family, laughter, and friendship. Mary approached every adventure with childlike wonder, excitement, and enthusiasm. Whether it be creating magical holidays or singing karaoke together, her family was her universe. Survivors include her husband, Terry Arens, Austin, MN; daughter, Julie Arens (Brian Anderson), Adams, MN; son, Daniel (Tammy) Arens, Faribault, MN; daughter, Sarah Arens (B. Zamora), Albert Lea, MN; sister, Jean Fraser, Austin, MN; five grandchildren, Nick and Amanda Arens, Arielle, Lukas, and Joshua Anderson. Mary has been reunited with her parents, Kenneth and Marian; eldest sister, Joan (Fraser) Hagelund; brothers, Gary and Richard Fraser; nephew, Gary Blanchfield. A Celebration of Life for Mary will be held from 1-4 pm on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Mayer Funeral Home. There will be a CCW rosary at 1 pm. Condolences may be left online at

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Saturday, November 12 2016
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mayer Funeral Home
600 2nd Street NW P.O. Box 27
Austin MN 55912

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