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Janet Arstein

Jan 16, 2015


Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2014 at Valle Lutheran Church in Rolette for Janet May Arstein, 82, Rolette, who died Thursday, Jan. 8 at home.

Burial will be in the spring at Willow Creek Lutheran Cemetery in Overly.

Janet was born May 5, 1932 in Rolette, a daughter of Peter & Nora (Iverson) Teigen. After graduating from Rolette High School, she attended Minot State Teacher’s College, where she received a one-year diploma. She then began teaching in a one-room school in South Valley Township, Rolette County. She moved onto teaching in Overly. She then became a music teacher and an elementary school principal. On Oct. 25, 1955 she married Alvin Arstein at Valle Lutheran Church in Rolette. In the mid-1980s she received a Masters of Education degree from Tri-College.

She was a member of Valle Lutheran Church, where she also served as choir director and Sunday School superintendent. She was also a 4-H leader, and was involved in many school activities.

She is survived by her husband; children, Diane Arstein, Rolette; Richard Arstein, Rolette; JoAnn Freeman, Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada; five grandchildren; brother, Ole Teigen, Cottage Grove, Minn.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Robert Teigen; sisters, Eleanor Storm and Lorraine Shinn; granddaughter, Anna Noel Arstein.

Rev. Don Short officiated. Music was provided by Lavonne Ivey, organist, and the congregation.

Casketbearers were Jaya, Jonah and Siri Freeman and David and Emma Arstein.

Arrangements by Niewoehner Funeral Home of Rugby.

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