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M. Arlene Killion, 80

Aug 17, 2009

Blue Earth — M. Arlene Killion, age 80, of Blue Earth, formerly of Easton, died Aug. 9, 2009, at United Hospital, Blue Earth. Funeral services were held Aug. 13, 2009, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth. Rev. Mark McNea officiated. Burial was in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery, Easton. Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service assisted the family with the arrangements.

Arlene was born March 4, 1929, at rural Easton, the daughter of Louis and Rose (Nienhaus) Killion.

She was raised and educated in Bricelyn where she was a 1947 graduate of Bricelyn High School. She attended Mankato Commercial College and began working as a bookkeeper at the Martin Co. National Bank in Fairmont. She worked at the bank for 33 years before retiring in 1994. Arlene enjoyed tending her flower gardens and traveling across the country on bus tours. She was strong in her faith and enjoyed time spent with family and friends.

She is survived by her brothers, Leo Killion of Blue Earth and Lawrence (Alice) Killion of Mankato, her sister, Sister Eleanor Killion of Hawaii, her nephews, Patrick Killion of Roscoe, Ill, and Kevin Killion of North Mankato, her nieces, Lori Ross of St. Louis Park and Michelle Killion of Mankato.

Arlene was preceded in death by her parents.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com