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Elaine O. Arnold, 89, of Detroit Lakes, MN. died Saturday, October 5 at Essentia-Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. There will be a celebration of Elaine's life at 11:00am Wednesday, October 9 in the Trinity Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes.
Elaine Ovedia Dahlberg Arnold was born July 7, 1930 to Arthur and Christine (Id) Dahlberg in their rural home near Audubon, Minnesota. She attended rural school #21 and graduated from Lake Park High School class of 1948.
She then attended a one-year teachers’ training course at Moorhead State University. During her summers, she worked at Swanson’s Grocery in Audubon, Itasca State Park and J.C. Penney’s in Detroit Lakes. She taught in two elementary rural schools in Ottertail County.
In 1955 she married Robert Andrew Arnold. To this union, two children were born; Robert Wayne and Tammy Layn. They owned and operated Courtesy Cab 1960-1969, Detroit Lakes Ambulance 1961-1967 and Lake Region Travel Service 1965-1979 and managed the Greyhound Bus Depot 1966-1975.
In 1963 she was awarded a distinguished service award from the Detroit Lakes Jaycees for tutoring four war brides to get their U.S. citizenship.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert, son Bobby and brothers Arden and Lloyd.
Survivors: Tammy (Ali) Aminian, two grandchildren; Trissa (David) Melnychenko and Manuchehr.