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Arlene Williamson

March 13, 1932 — November 3, 2014

Arlene Williamson, 82 of Webster died on Monday, November 03, 2014 at Bethesda Home in Webster. Her funeral will be at 10:30 A.M. Friday, November 7, 2014 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Webster, Rev. Daniel Ostercamp will officiate. Burial will be in the Webster Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday 5-7 P.M. and prior to services on Friday at the church. Arlene Joyce Hoines was born on Sunday, March 13, 1932 to Magnus and Constance (Ness) Hoines on the family farm near Langford, South Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed at Falnes Lutheran Church. She attended country school near her home and graduated from Langford High School in 1950. She then attended Northern State Teacher’s College in Aberdeen and received her teaching certificate and taught country schools in the Langford area. On August 21, 1955 she was united in marriage to Richard “Doc” Williamson at Falnes Lutheran Church near Langford. After their marriage the couple lived in Pickstown, Kimball, Bristol and Stickney, South Dakota and Wood Lake, Minnesota where her husband taught school. While in Wood Lake she worked for Control Data Corporation. In 1977 the couple moved to a home near Rush Lake east of Webster. She taught at Webster school for over twenty years until her retirement. Doc passed away in February 2001. After his death she remained in their family home until moving to Webster to Heritage Village in 2005. She entered Bethesda Home in Webster in April 2013. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Webster where she was active in Circle. She enjoyed bird watching, gardening, doing cross-words, playing games and cards. Arlene passed away on Monday, November 3, 2014 at Webster, South Dakota at the age of 82 years, 7 months and 21 days. Survivors include four sons, Steve Williamson of Webster, Kevin (Alice) Williamson of Thomaston, GA, Brian (Marilyn) Williamson of Boyds, MD and Colin (Cindy) Williamson of Rochester, MN; one brother, Adrian (Annette) Hoines of Aberdeen, SD; one sister, Annette (Rodney) Kervin of Cedar Rapids, IA; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, Dale and Magnus and one sister, Ardell.
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