ARLENE T. (CHAVIE) KEILEN KATH

 

 

   Arlene T. (Chavie) Keilen Kath, age 78 of Farmington and formerly Faribault died on Thursday, March 27, 2008 at Trinity Care Center, Farmington.
   Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Divine Mercy Catholic Church at Sacred Heart, Faribault on Monday, March 31, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. with the Reverend Michael Kaluza officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Faribault.
   Visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. with a prayer service at 4:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at church for one hour prior to the service on Monday.
   Arlene Theresa was born February 6, 1930 in Faribault to Vincent and Cecelia (Caron) Chavie. She was married to George Keilen and they were divorced. Later she married Harold Kath and he preceded her in death on March 26, 1991. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary both of Farmington. She worked for Peerless Plastics in Farmington for 23 years. Arlene loved to sew, was an avid garage-saler, enjoyed bingo and cards, loved to cook (baked beans) and to laugh and tell jokes.
   She is survived by her children, Sandy (and Jim) Hennan of Waterville; David Keilen of Rosemount, Doug Keilen of Farmington and Jeanne Keilen of Mora; six grandchildren, Angela (and Toddy) Hammer, Stephanie (and Michael) Wynn, Justin Keilen, Sheila Keilen, Thomas Dircks and Chrystal Dircks; four great grandchildren, Samantha and Ross Hammer, Nevaeh Dircks and Jackson Wynn; and five siblings, Francis Chavie of Faribault, Lorraine Walters of Houston TX, Marion (Francis) McHugo of Faribault, Ray (Brenda) Chavie of Faribault and Alice (Gene) Glende of Faribault.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; two brothers in infancy, LaVerne and Wilford; sisters, Louise (Gare) Kubinski and Elaine Peterson; and three grandchildren, Eric Keilen, Jason Keilen and Jamisen Hammer.

 


Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below


Name:
Levana Warner
Email:
lewarner@hotmail.com
Date:
Tuesday April 01, 2008

Memories

I met Arlene at Trinity where I am a nursing assistant. Arlene was a very special person to me, more than just a patient or a resident. Even when I didn't work on her wing I made time to visit with her, to share a hug, a kiss, a smile and a laugh. She always referred to me as her baby or daughter and I loved and respected her like a mother. Arlene had a quick sense of humor and I can still hear her laughing. She loved to talk about cooking, crafts and especially her family. She was so proud of all her children. I always liked to go in her room and see the flowers, I think from Doug, on a regular basis. During her time at Trinity I observed a very wonderful, loving, caring family whose faces will be missed at the home. Arlene was such a crafty lady and one of the things that I have to remind me of her are the pumpkin head dolls that she made for halloween. On occassion, I would bring my children, Vince (7) and Bella (5), to visit with her and she gave those as gifts to the kids. They were so excited to have them and everyone that saw them wanted one. I say with a heavy heart that she will be missed dearly by many but I know that she is finally at peace. My thoughts are with her family and friends. With love, Levana Warner


Name:
Sandy Glau
Email:
sglau@stmichael-farmington.org
Date:
Monday March 31, 2008

Memories

To Arlene's Family: I didn't know Arlene very well at all but I know she was ministered to by parishioners from St. Michael's and All Saint's Church in Lakeville - and Father Dennis from St. Michael's (Farmington) had anointed Arlene in December. I stopped to pray with Arlene and Sandy and Doug the day she died. I was so surprised when I returned to the nursing home the next day to find that her room was empty. I had hoped to get to the visitation and/or funeral for Arlene but circumstances prevented me from doing so. Therefore, I'd just like the family of Arlene to know you are in my thoughts and prayers these days as you mourn the loss of Arlene! I read an obituary that was in the Bolt Funeral Home website and learned a lot about Arlene! She sounded like a quite the gal -- with her sewing, garage-sale-ing, cooking (I'd love to eat her baked beans), her joking and laughing! Blessings and peace to each of you! Sandy Glau/St. Michael's/Farmington


Name:
Connie Hennan
Email:
chennan1234@msn.com
Date:
Monday March 31, 2008

Memories

Let your sorrow's be filled with her memories.Know that the sun will shine forever,the star's will be brighter,the grass will be greener and the flower's will alway's be blooming.Heaven has a new Angel.....I will truly miss her.She alway's made me feel welcomed and part of her family.So now as you say goodbye,it's not forever as you will be alway's close to her and she will be in your heart's forever more. Love you all Connie