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Winnifred Ryan Arimond
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Winnifred Ryan Arimond

Born: May 09, 1920
Died: January 04, 2013

Arimond, Winnifred Ryan
On Friday January 4th, 2013 at the age of 92 Winnifred passed away peacefully at the Benedictine Health Center on the Saint Scholastica college campus in Duluth. Winnifred is survived by her three children which include: George and Beth Arimond (La Crosse, WI) and their son Mark, Sheila Arimond and Joel Cassingham (Hibbing, MN) and their two children Katy and Patrick, and Tim and Anne Arimond (Saint Louis Park, MN) and their three children David, Richard, Jean and husband John Fitzer. Winnifred is also survived by her sisters, Frances Kozarek (twin sister) and Mary Kay O’Connell. She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond G. Arimond and her parents Dr. William and Julia Ryan of Duluth, MN.

Winnie was born in Duluth on May 9, 1920, attended Morgan Park high school, and graduated from Saint Scholastica College in 1943. In her early years she worked as a social worker with Girl Scouts of America and then Catholic Charities. On August 24, 1946 she married Ray after which they moved to Pine City where they raised their three children. In March 2001 she and Ray returned to the St. Scholastica college campus to live at Westwood Senior Living Apartments.

Her home was always a place of respite and fun for friends, neighbors and travelers alike. The Arimond home was always open and there was always-delicious sweet rolls or apple pie to be had. Over the 56 years they lived in the Pine City home, good-time stories, laughter and occasional sad stories were shared by one and all. It was simply a place where everyone looked forward to spending time. But, you had to be prepared for her Irish heritage because she could spin an entertaining story or two herself. Her stories brought comfort or laughter to many.

Those of us who knew her best will always remember most the heartfelt words of endearment she shared with whomever she met. Her words were always so sincere that it just made you feel ‘Warm-all-over’. You might say her words of encouragement were the ultimate portrayal of the meaning of the word ‘Friend.’

A visitation service will be held Monday, January 7th at the Dougherty Funeral Home from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm with rosary at 6:30 pm. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday January 8th at Benedictine Health Center Chapel at 10:00 am, and the burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are preferred and can be sent to Benedictine Health Center, 935 Kenwood Ave., Duluth, MN 55811 or Saint Scholastica Monastery, 1001 Kenwood Ave., Duluth, MN 55811.

Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home 218 727 3555

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