Audrey M. Sickmann, age 92 of Arlington passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at the Arlington Good Samaritan Society. A funeral service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 14th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Arlington with Deacon Tim Dolan officiating. A visitation will occur one hour prior to the service time at the church on Monday and interment will take place in the church cemetery. Kolden Funeral Home of Arlington is assisting the family with arrangements.
Audrey Mae Sickmann was born on March 4, 1927 in Minneapolis to Arthur “Frenchie” and Rosetta (Bauer) Morisette. She grew up in Henderson and was a graduate of Henderson High School. On September 8, 1946 she married Reuben Sickmann at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Henderson. Audrey was a homemaker and was socially active in the community as well as an officer, organizer, leader and member of many organizations, especially those having to do with St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Sibley County. At age 52 she began working at the Arlington Enterprise and was a dedicated employee for 25 years before she retired. Audrey loved her family and was always very proud of all their achievements and successes. In her middle years, she loved playing cards, driving around the countryside of Arlington and Henderson, and fishing with Reuben. They were able to travel to many national destinations. In her later years she travelled internationally with her sisters. Audrey was an avid reader and writer, loved classical and most all music, her French heritage, and varied outings including dining out. Throughout Audrey’s life, her friends, family, and the beauty of nature (including birds and flowers), art, decorating, clothing, etc. were paramount and gave her great joy!
Audrey is survived by her children and spouses: Renee (Dan) Jaroscak of Coon Rapids, Sandy (Joe) Monahan of Burnsville and Mark (Colleen) Sickmann of Big Lake; grandchildren: Danielle (Adam) Gutzmer, Natasha (Nate) Streit, Meghan (Jeff) Kinate, Michael (Julie) Monahan, Michaela (Cody) Berra, Micah (Anna) Sickmann and Kodie Sickmann; great grandchildren: Helena, Theo, Emmie, Brody, Taylor, Nathan and Luca; sisters:Doreen Smith, Yvonne Knutson and Rosalie (Gene) Grazzini.
Audrey is preceded in death by her parents and parents-in-law, husband; Reuben, siblings; Lloyd, Art and baby Morisette.
Blessed be her memory.
If you choose, Audrey’s favored charities were; MN Landscape Arboretum and DeMontreville Carmelites, Lake Elmo, MN.