Arleen Crowe, 1922-2015

Published 9:48 am Friday, December 4, 2015

Memorial services for Arleen Crowe, 93, formerly of Albert Lea, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Our Father’s House in Albert Lea. Interment will take place at a later date.

Arleen Crowe

Arleen Crowe

Arline (Arleen “Honey”) Marjorie Hanson was born July 12, 1922, in Albert Lea and went home to her Savior Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Hartley, Iowa, at the age of 93.

Arleen was the youngest of three daughters of Eli and Josephine (Rickheim) Hanson of Albert Lea, and was followed by one brother. Her early years were spent in Albert Lea where she attended school, graduating in 1942.

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On May 9, 1948, Arleen wed Ronald Crowe of Hartland and they were married 62 years. Together they lived on an acreage just outside of Albert Lea where they raised two daughters, Pamela and Diane. Arleen was — for the most part — a homemaker. After Ron’s retirement, he and Arleen lived in Arlington, Texas; Hartland; and Springfield, Missouri.  Arleen moved to Spencer, Iowa, after Ron’s death. The final year of her life was spent under the care of Hartley Community Health Center in Hartley.

Arleen loved family camping trips, mostly travelling to the western states and San Diego, California, to visit Pam.  She enjoyed entertaining and decorating her home, especially for Christmas. She enjoyed Strauss waltzes and her dream was to go to Vienna and see the Alps.

In appearance she was a small, frail woman but she stood strong in her Lord and her faith. She was born again (John 3:3) and Holy Spirit filled (Acts 2:4) in the 1970s and she walked with her Lord faithfully. She was a member of Our Fathers House in Albert Lea and the many beautiful banners exhibited there were created and stitched by her, reflecting her love and her skill.

Left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Pamela Nielsen of Springfield and Diane (Jack) Wilcox of Spencer; two grandchildren, Lisa (Daniel) Ewoldt and Brandon Wilcox, of Spencer; two great-grandchildren,  Dalton and Paige, of Spencer; sister-in-law, Norma Robinson, of Edina; sister- and brother-in-law Barbara (Joe) Solberg of Albert Lea; sister-in-law, Jane Crowe, of Albert Lea; brother- and sister-in-law Wayne (Nancy) Crowe of Grove City; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald, on Oct. 22, 2010; parents Eli and Josephine Hanson; sisters Evelyn and her husband, Norman Hendrickson, and Erlys and her husband, Raymond Jenson; brother, Donald, and his wife, Eva Mae Hanson; son-in-law, Vernon Nielsen; brothers-in-law Wesley Crowe, Sheldon Swenson and James Robinson; sister-in-law, Eunice, and her husband, Mervin Wegner, plus many other well-loved relatives and friends.

Turner Jenness Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Please go to for further information.