Mary Ellen Arnesen, 88, of Roseville, died May 5.

She played a good game of bridge; was a founding member of a book club, which started in 1965 and continues to this day; and enjoyed lake life at Pelican Lake. She was an avid University of Minnesota Gopher sports fan, dating back to the first Gopher football game that she attended in 1942.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Peter Arnesen Jr. She is survived by three sons, Peter

(Lori), Paul and Terry; along with eight grandchildren.

Her memorial service was held June 5 at United Church of Christ, Falcon Heights.

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