Arlene E. Ludovissie, 75, of Staples, passed away peacefully and went to be with the Lord on Friday morning, October 2, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital, with her loving family at her side. A Celebration of Arlene’s Life will be held from to 5-7 PM, Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Ted & Gens in Aldrich. Interment will be at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples.
Arlene Elizabeth Bonifas was born on June 2, 1945 in St. Paul, MN, daughter of Arnold and Elizabeth (Heier) Bonifas. Arlene grew up and received her education at Columbia Heights, graduating from High School there in 1963. She was united in marriage with David Ludovissie on February 22, 1967 in Staples. They spent a year in Germany and then lived in the Staples-Wadena Area.
Arlene worked as a receptionist at Resch Tile and Carpet in Staples for many years and also owned and operated her own cleaning business, A Helping Hand, in Staples. Arlene loved socializing, watching movies, decorating, and watching her grandkids events. She was a nurturing mother and a supportive friend.
She is survived by her four children: Dawn (Brian) Meech of Fergus Falls, MN, Paul (Stephanie) Ludovissie of Paducah, KY, Raye (Rebecca) Ludovissie of Verndale, MN, and Lynn (Kurt) Radmacher of Albertville, MN; thirteen grandchildren: Jordan, Chantel, Alexis, Matthew, Ceri, Hallie, Austin, Reagen, Megan, Nolan, Jaxon, Cole and Zoe; two great-grandchildren: Dax and Brooks; a brother: Ray (Linda) Bonifas of Ramsey, MN. Arlene was preceded in death by her parents: Arnold and Elizabeth Bonifas.
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