Finley, Arlene Patricia (Langner)
Died on May 30, 2023 at age 85. She was daughter of Irene Langner (Sprague) and Mike Langner and sister of Kathleen Fike, all deceased. She was born in Minneapolis on July 28, 1937. She spent her youthful summers on Lake Minnetonka (Crystal Bay) and grew up in the Bryn Mar neighborhood. She graduated from Basilica grade school, Holy Angels High Academy (1955), and attended St. Catherine’s University and the U of M. Survived by husband Pat of 64 years, son, Tim (Linda) of Plymouth and grandchildren, Kate, Lauren (Remington), Matt and Jack and great-grandson, Remi, son Michael (Christine Fitz) of Breezy Point, son Patrick (Robin Parmley) of Phoenix and grandchildren Ryan Sydney and Ben, daughter, Colleen Koncilja (Frank) and granddaughter, Kaitlin. Also survived by sister-in-laws, Annette Ashton, Jackie Finley and Carol Finley and brother-in-law, Kevin Finley (Sally) and nephews, Scott and Gregg Fike. Arlene was a member of Our Lady Grace Parish for 59 years. She started the initial funeral guild in 1978 and volunteered in many other ministries. She was a member of St. Frances Xavier Guild, Genesis group and St. Charlie’s bridge group. She had an uncanny memory for people she met. She never forgot a name or face. Arlene loved to read, eat hot fudge ice cream sundaes and play bridge, but her special calling was sending greeting cards to people celebrating birthdays or anniversaries, mourning a loved-one or just brightening the day of a sick friend. We thank everyone for your outpouring of love and support during these last days, especially the wonderful staff at N. C. Little Hospice. Mass of Christian burial at OLG at 10:30 am on Wednesday June 7, 2023 with reviewal one hour before. Burial at St. Mary’s cemetery. Remember Arlene by sending a card to someone today. In lieu of flowers memorials can be sent to Basilica of St. Mary, Holy Angels or Fr. Cassidy Endowment Fund at OLG.