Arleen R. Schnorenberg, 98

Published 7:01 am Sunday, October 18, 2015



Arleen R. (Havens) Schnorenberg, 98, of Rose Creek, Minnesota (oldest resident of Rose Creek), died on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, at Adams Health Care Center.

Arleen was born June 16, 1917, in Eldon, Iowa to Jesse and Mary (Rowland) Havens. She lived in Elk River, Brownsdale and then to Austin, Minnesota. Arleen graduated from Austin High School in 1936; being one of the last surviving members of her class.

She worked for the Geo. A. Hormel Co. main office until she married Melvin P. Schnorenberg of Rose Creek on Nov. 11, 1939, at Queen of Angels Church in Austin. They made their home in Austin until October 1945 then moved to rural Rose Creek. In October 1952 they bought a home in the city of Rose Creek where they raised their three children.

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Arleen was a member of the St. Peter’s Catholic Church, choir, Rosary Society, Rose Creek Literary Club, card clubs, Rose Creek P.T.A. working with children who needed help with reading problems, an active member of the Austin Artist Series contacting people to join the series. She also was city clerk for Rose Creek for 12 years.

Survivors include her son, Richard (Helen) Schnorenberg of Lawler, Iowa; daughter, Linda (Timothy) O’Gorman of Hastings, Minnesota; son-in-law, Lawrence Kent of Rancho Cordova, California; grandchildren: Lori (Randy) Shatek of Lawler, Iowa, Jake O’Gorman (Fannie) of Portland, Oregon, Alex Kent of Sacramento, California; great-grandsons: Nathan, Brandon, Tyler, Colin Shatek of Lawler, Iowa, Miles O’Gorman of Portland, Oregon; great-granddaughter, Ellie O’Gorman of Portland, Oregon; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Arleen is preceded in death by her parents; husband Melvin in 2000; daughter Julie Kent in 2010; and grandson Michael Schnorenberg in 1995; sisters, Mona Bistodeau Morrisette, Margaret Zacharda; brothers John Rowland, and Jesse H. Havens.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Rose Creek with Father Swaminatha Pothireddy officiating. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the church only. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Rose Creek.

Mayer Funeral Home is entrusted with Arleen’s arrangements.