Arlene Frondal

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Arlene L. Frondal, 73, of Albert Lea, Minn., died on April 28, 2008 at the Albert Lea Medical Center.

Arlene was born Dec. 3, 1934 in Albert Lea to Melvin and Lila (Larson) Sorenson. She grew up in the Albert Lea area. Arlene graduated from high school and the Albert Lea Vo-Tech.

After her marriage to Stanley Frondal on Sept. 17, 1955 at Salem Lutheran Church in Albert Lea, they moved to rural Oakland, Minn., then to Blooming Prairie, Minn., and back to Oakland and then Albert Lea in 1998. Arlene was a member of Oakland Lutheran Church, where she had been the church secretary for many years. She was also active in the ladies circles and had been secretary treasurer for the church council.

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Arlene had worked for Wilson and Company, was active in tax preparing for 35 years, the last 20 years working for Hill Larson Walth and Benda. While living in Blooming Prairie from 1979-1986, they owned the Big T Family Restaurant. Arlene enjoyed collecting Barbie Dolls, Coca Cola memorabilia, banks, deer figurines and deer pictures.

Arlene is survived by her husband Stanley Frondal, Albert Lea; mother, Lila Sorenson, Albert Lea; children, Debra (Dan) Leimbek Malmo, Minn., Bruce Frondal, Dodge Center, Minn., Pamela (Rick) Hoverson, Albert Lea, Minn. and Steven (Lisa) Frondal, Oakland, Minn.; grandchildren, Zach and Sarah Hoverson, and Tammy and Justin Frondal; sister, Carol (Jim) Wendel, Albert Lea; brother, Roger (Mary) Sorenson, Hawaii; sisters-in-law: Fern and Walter Wangen, Oakland, and Adeline Cochlin, Austin; many nieces and nephews.

Arlene is preceded in death by her father, Melvin Sorenson; mother and father-in-law, Ella and Knute Frondal; brothers-in-law, Mike Cochlin and Arnold Frondal.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, at Oakland Lutheran Church rural Oakland. Pastor Bob Berthold will officiate. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea and one hour before the service at the church.