Name: Clara Elaine ARNESON
Birth: 3 OCT 1900 in Benson, Minnesota
Death: 23 SEP 1979 in Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota
Burial: 26 SEP 1979 St. Pauli Cemetery, Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Change Date: 17 JAN 2008
Obituary in Thief River Falls Times on 26 Sep 1979: ?Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Stene, 78, of this city were held today (Wednesday) at 2 pm at Zion Lutheran Church. Mrs. Stene died Sunday evening at Northwestern hospital. Rev. Richard Larson officated at the services. Jerry Joringdal was the organist and Faye Shaw, the soloist. Interment was in the St. Pauli cemetery, rural Thief River Falls, with the Green Funeral home in charge of arrangements. Honorary pallbearers were Gust Gustafson, Melvin Torkelson, Anton Torkelson, Chester Swanson, Arnold Helgeland, and Oscar Odegaard. Serving as active pallbearers were Steve Swanson, Richard Houston, Jim Thune, David Thune, Peter Thune, and Bruce Thune.
Mrs. Stene, the former Clara Elaine Arneson, was born October 3, 1900 at Benson to Henry and Mary Arneson. As a young child, she moved with the family to Smiley township, Pennington county. There she attended school and grew to womanhood. On July 9, 1920, she was united in marriage to Ole Thune. They farmed in Smiley township until his death on April 30, 1941.
On January 11, 1944, she married Melvin Stene. The couple farmed in Smiley township until 1948, when they moved into Thief River Falls. Since Stene?s death on August 19, 1975, Mrs. Stene had been a resident of Oakland Park Nursing Home.
She is survived by one daughter, Beverly Houston, Thief River Falls; a son, Russell Thune, Bismarck, ND; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. In addition to both husbands and her parents, she as preceded in death by one son, a daughter, one grandson, six sisters and one brother.?
Father: Henry ARNESON b: 26 MAR 1861 in Norway
Mother: Bertha Mary b: ABT 1873 in Wisconsin
Melvin STENE b: 30 NOV 1906 in Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota c: in St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
11 JAN 1944
in St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
- Note: at parsonage in St. Hilaire
Ole G. THUNE b: 10 SEP 1891 in Smiley Township, Pennington County, Minnesota
9 JUL 1920
in Thief River Falls, Minnesota
- Harvey Perry THUNE b: 18 APR 1921 in Smiley Township, Pennington County, Minnesota c: 17 APR 1921 in St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
- Russell Myren THUNE b: 29 SEP 1922 in Smiley Township, Minnesota c: 22 OCT 1922 in St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
- Beverly Ann THUNE b: 28 JUN 1929 in Smiley Township, Minnesota c: 28 AUG 1929 in St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
- Darlene June THUNE b: 12 JUN 1935 in Pennington County, Minnesota