Arlaine Franzmeier

Arlaine O. Franzmeier, age 67, of Coates, MN died May 19, 2012 in Farmington. Arlaine was born June 12, 1944 in Augusta, GA to Gustave and Anne (Pelach) Olson. She married Roger W. Franzmeier in St. Paul on June 22, 1968.

Arlaine was a retired flight attendant who dedicated her life to children with disabilities and after retirement established Agape Acres, a therapeutic horseback riding facility.

Preceded in death by her parents and husband Roger, Arlaine is survived by her two sons Craig Lee (Michelle) and Corlin Roger “Cory” Franzmeier, all of Coates; granddaughters Lokella and Maddie; brother Gene (Betty) Olson of Plymouth, twin sister Elaine (Dwayne) Sprute of Apple Valley, and sister Linda (Mark) Maines of Alto, MI; also nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Service, officiated by Rev. Paul Harrington was held 10:30 AM Thursday, 5/24/12 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd., Apple Valley, MN 55124. Interment followed in St. John’s Cemetery – Rich Valley, Rosemount. Visitation was held 4-8 PM Wednesday at the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, 201 E. Seventh St., Hastings and 1 hour prior to the service at church.

Arrangements were handled by CATURIA-SMIDT FUNERAL HOME Hastings, 651-437-9419.

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