ARLANE MARY LINDEMANN was born on September 21, 1922, to George and Sarah (Wartner) Peters on a farm in Ash Lake Township near Lake Benton, Minnesota. She was baptized and later confirmed at St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Lake Benton. She attended country school at District #4. On December 23, 1941, Arlane married Elmer Petersen in Lake Benton and this union was blessed with two children, Karen and Ron. The couple farmed in Diamond Lake Township of Lincoln County, Minnesota until Elmer’s death on November 19, 1976. In 1977, she moved into Lake Benton, and on August 8, 1978, Arlane married Bill Lindemann. Bill preceded her in death in 1988. On Thursday, July 25, 2019, Arlane passed away peacefully at the Divine Providence Healthcare Center in Ivanhoe, Minnesota at the age of 96 years, 10 months, and four days.
Arlane was a member of Diamond Lake Lutheran church, which later was a part of Grace Lutheran Church in Lake Benton where she was a member of the ladies’ circle. She belonged to Diamond Lake Knitting Club and played short-stop on the Diamond Lake softball team. She liked to garden, and always helped Elmer milk cows when they were farming. Many of her family members will treasure the handmade afghans gifted to them by Arlane.
Arlane is remembered by her children, Karen (David) Duus of Tyler, Minnesota and Ronald (Caren) Petersen of Lake Benton; step-sons, Ron and Richard Lindemann; five grandchildren, Jodi Haag, Nicole Petersen, Jeremy Duus, Angie Winter, and Zoe Petersen; 23 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Vonnie (Dick) Walker of Chico, California; brother, George (Nancy) Peters of Tyler; and many other friends and relatives. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Elmer Petersen and Bill Lindemann; two grandsons, Daniel Duus and Guy Petersen; step-son, Bob Lindemann and sister, Lorraine Krog.