Audrey Arends died June 20, 2020 at her home in Montevideo at the age of 74.
Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Anderson - TeBeest Funeral Home in Montevideo with Rev. Robert Knutson officiating. Seating will be limited to the guidelines put in place by the state. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Cemetery.
A public visitation will be held for one hour before the service. If you are not comfortable coming in to pay respects to the family, please drive up to the front door. Masks are encouraged as well as social distancing guidelines to be followed.
Audrey Gayle Arends was born July 18, 1945 at Montevideo, MN the daughter of Bennie and Evelyn (Kuehn) Wig and later Orien Docken. In 1949 her family moved to the Nelson and Evansville area until 1959 when they moved back to Montevideo. She graduated from Montevideo High School in 1963. Audrey later graduated from nurses training in Litchfield. She worked as an LPN at the Montevideo Hospital and later at Luther Haven Nursing Home for over 30 years. She was married to John Arends. They later divorced. She enjoyed spending time with family and especially her grandkids. Audrey also held a special place in her heart for all of the dogs and cats she had in her life over the years. She enjoyed family vacations at the lake, gardening, crocheting and square dancing in Willmar where she once belonged to the Jolly Twirlers. In the fall of 2017, she moved to Brookside Senior Living where she gained many new friendships she cherished. One could often find her playing cards, bingo, dominoes, Farkle, or at movie night and Bible study.
She is survived by her children: Craig (Traci) Arends of Annandale and Kristin (Cory) Johnson of Montevideo; grandchildren: Joseph Arends (Maddie), Benjamin Arends, Gavin Johnson, Rosemary Arends (Alex), Kayla Harwick (Josh), and Aubree Johnson, Leif Skog (Lyndsee), Erica Weitgenant (Chris), and Lucas Skog; great-grandchildren: Kiah, Vale, and Henry; sister, Carol (Ron) Hadrath of Montevideo; brother, Byran (Mary) Wig of Elko; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents: Bennie Wig, Orien Docken and Evelyn Docken.
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