Joan Kolander, age 81 of Arlington was called to her heavenly home on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at the Belle Plaine Lutheran Home. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 12th at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Arlington with Rev. Matthew Rauh officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Kolden Funeral Home of Arlington is handling the arrangements.
Joan was born on November 3, 1939, to Harold and Regina Bening in Gaylord. After graduation from high school, she married Franklin Kolander on November 9, 1957, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Arlington. They were blessed with two children, a daughter Lynn and a son Kurt. In addition to being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Joan worked at Big Stone/Seneca Foods for many years. She retired from working in their office in 2002. Joan had always enjoyed the outdoors, flowers and working on the yard. Since retirement she has enjoyed cooking, baking (especially cookies), doing embroidery and volunteer work. She was active in her church’s Women’s Mission Society, Married Couples Club and church choir for many years.
She is survived by; daughter Lynn Delohery and husband Patrick of Colorado Springs, Colorado; granddaughter Sara Campbell and husband David and great grandchildren Amelia, Peyton and Parker and granddaughter Anna Ludwig of Colorado Springs, Colorado; son Kurt Kolander and wife Jennifer of Madison, Wisconsin; grandsons Samuel and Jakob Kolander of Madison, Wisconsin; sisters Lois Bening of Brooklyn Center, Janet Hansen and husband David of Arlington and Lori Kosse of Arlington; nephews Eric and Adam Hansen of Arlington; brother-in-law Kenneth Kolander and wife Arline of Appleton, Wisconsin and many other relatives and friends. Joan is preceded in death by her parents, husband Franklin on November 3, 2020 and brother-in-law Don Kosse.
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