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Arlene Malecki, 77, of Battle Lake died Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota.
Arlene Carole Malecki was born on February 17, 1941, in St. Anthony, Minnesota, the daughter of Andrew and Irene (Anderson) Moen. She attended school in St. Anthony and then continued her education in Battle Lake, graduating from Battle Lake High School in 1959.
Arlene and Chester Malecki were married on June 16, 1962, in Chicago, Illinois. After their marriage they lived in Chicago where she was employed at Harris Bank, and later was a homemaker raising her children, Michael and Michele. In 1974, they moved to Battle Lake, where they purchased Moen Inn and operated the restaurant for eleven years. After selling the restaurant, Arlene managed the Battle Lake Liquor Store for six years. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and she loved giving hugs to everyone she met. Arlene was a long-time member of TOPS.
She is survived by her husband, Chet; daughter, Michele (Doug) Zweerink of Hastings; special family friend, Judy Lankow of Battle Lake; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, Bryan (Jill) Malecki, Addison, Mason and Hudson, Gavin Malecki and Connor, Amberlyne Malecki, Jordan (Kayla) Zweerink and Jameson and Samantha (Ethan) Post; brother, Fred (Jackie) Moen of Isanti; and by numerous relatives and friends. Arlene was preceded in death by her son, Michael Malecki; parents, Andrew and Irene Moen; step-mother, Edie Moen; and brother, Jack Moen.
Memorial Service: 11 AM, Friday, May 4, 2018, at First Lutheran Church, in Battle Lake.
Visitation: Thursday from 5 to 7 PM, with a 7 PM Prayer Service, at Glende-Nilson Funeral Home in Battle Lake and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Clergy: Rev. Jim Gronbeck
Interment: First Lutheran Cemetery in Battle Lake.
Funeral Home: Glende-Nilson of Battle Lake