Arlene A. “Olsen” Bosek

Arlene Adelle “Olsen” Bosek was born to Ann Louise Dahlke and Clifford Charles Olsen on June 28, 1938 in Alexandria, MN. She was united in marriage to John W Bosek on June 22, 1959. To this union, the couple was blessed with six children. In her lifetime, she enjoyed riding horse, snowmobiling, playing softball, volleyball, horseshoeing, fishing and hunting. She always had a passion for reading “Louis L’Amour and Zane Grey” and spending time outdoors at the lake. Right up to her death she continued to play golf and spend time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. With great pride, she was employed as a Radiologic Technologist through the Douglas County Hospital and Alexandria Clinic for over 50 years. She spent countless hours helping with the professional snowmobilers (being referred to as Ma Bosek) or fixing a meal for the Brandon/Evansville Boys Baseball team after a home game. She would go above and beyond to help others whenever she could. All the rewards bestowed upon her over the years was cherished through helping others and “paying it forward”. She accomplished this with all her volunteer work in the different organizations she belonged to over the years. Arlene was a member of the First Lutheran Church, Eagles Auxiliary, Legion, Viking Sportsmen, Relay for Life, VFW Auxillary, Lions Club, Douglas County 4-H, Boy and Girl Scouts, MN Deer Hunters, Fergus Falls Veterans Home, Carlos Sportsman’s Club, Douglas County Hospital and others. Two of her favorite things were the annual “Senior Fishing Day” each July which she was in charge of, and her Senior Companions that she helped each week. She received the Douglas County Elks “Outstanding Senior Citizen Award” in 2014 and the Sertoma “Service to Mankind Award” in 2009. Arlene helped make this world a better place for all she did while she was here. Arlene died on Saturday, August 5, 2017, in a car accident at the age of 79. She is survived by her husband; John W. Bosek of Alexandria; her daughters, Kathleen (Daryl) Rittenour and Deborah (Charles) Revering of Fergus Falls; sons, John C. Bosek of Garfield, James D. (Julie) Bosek of Garfield, Tom Bosek of Alexandria, and Jeff S. (Karen) Bosek of Carlos; grandchildren, Michael (Susan) Rittenour, Thomas (Jessica) Rittenour, Darin (Kristy) Rittenour, Cameron Rittenour, CalieAnn (Matthew) Anderson, Makayla (Reed) Christensen, Samantha (Rory) Beckman, Charles Revering, Daniel Revering, KayCee (Anthony) Sanborn, Tasha Bosek, Crystal (Josh) Guetter, O’Ryan Bosek, Anakin Bosek, Thomas Bosek Jr, Trey Bosek, Teryn Bosek, Ashley Kruse, Kaisa Bosek, and Ryker Bosek; great-grandchildren, Hunter and Jack Rittenour, Avery Rittenour, Connor and Nolan Anderson, Korie, Andrea, and Rhett Christenson, Payton Beckman, Madaline, Sawyer, Weslee Sanborn, and two more on the way. Arlene is preceded by death by parents Clifford and Ann; sister, Patricia Olsen; brother, A.C. “Arnie” Olsen; and grandson, Cory Rittenour. A Funeral Service will be held 11:00 AM on Friday, August 11, 2017, at First Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Visitation will be held from 5-8 PM with a time of sharing at 7:00 PM on Thursday, August 10, 2017, at the Anderson Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Interment will be at Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria. In lieu of flowers she would request that you contribute to her favorite charities: Ronald McDonald House: 850 2nd St SW, Rochester, MN 55902 (507) 282-3955; American Cancer Society: 3721 23rd St S Suite 102, St. Cloud, MN 56301 (320)255-0220 in memory of Arlene Bosek

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