Arlene Westby March resident of the month

Arlene was born February 5, 1933 in Winneshiek county to Joseph and Lillian Carlsborg. She has one younger brother, Lester who lives in Ames. Arlene attended Rocksvold country school by Decorah and went to Waukon for her high school years and graduated in 1952.  Arlene met Roger Westby at Rocksvold school.  Roger went into the Navy after school and Arlene worked in Winona, MN as a school secretary. They were married May 24, 1953.  They moved to Waterloo and Roger worked at Rath Packing. In 1953 they began to farm and in 1963 purchased the farm outside of Decorah. Her son, Brian, now lives on this farm. Arlene has had several jobs over the years including secretarial, farm wife, laundry department at Aase Haugen and cooking at the Cow Palace.

She is the proud mom of five children: Diane, Brenda, Karen, Brian and Renee. Arlene stated the kids were all really busy with 4H when they were in school. She now has 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Roger passed away December 2011. Arlene was living in Wellington Place Assisted Living before moving to the nursing facility in 2018.

Congratulations on being resident of the month Arlene. We are proud you are part of the Wellington family!