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April 12, 1927 - February 24, 2015

Elizabeth M. “Liz” Von Arx passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24th, at Caledonia Care and Rehab Center. She was born on April 12, 1927, to Theodore and Madelle (Taylor) Fregin. She attended St. John’s Grade School, and graduated from Aquinas High School.

She married George A. Von Arx on April 19, 1949. They lived in Caledonia, where she worked as a legal secretary for William Von Arx. She was known for her gardening, sewing and cooking. Liz enjoyed fishing, winemaking and traveling, visiting Israel, England, Switzerland, New York, and going on several cruises.

She is survived by her children, Victoria (Albin Zak) Von Arx, of Niskayuna NY; Deborah (Roger Lacher) Von Arx, of Winona MN; George (Nancy) Von Arx, of Holmen WI; Ellen Von Arx-Roland, of Winona MN; Michael Von Arx, of Prior Lake MN; grandchildren, Jessie (Paul)Howe, Lisa(Rod) Hudson, James Waters, John Waters, Aaron (Karrie) Lacher, Kevin (Britt) Von Arx, Elsa Lacher and Mike Von Arx; great-grandchildren Katie and Tom Howe, Sam, Gabe and Skyler Waters and Colette Lacher; sisters, Frannie (Francis) Von Arx, of Hokah, MN; Theodora “Teddy” Von Arx, of Caledonia MN; and V. Susan Sanford, of Northport AL; sisters-in-law, Betty Von Arx, Rita Von Arx, Marguerite Sheehan, Delores Benz, Rita Hayes; many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her husband, George, who passed away in 1986; a son, Anthony “Tony” Von Arx; her daughter-in-law, Carol Von Arx; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Richard Sanford, Alfred (Evelyn) Von Arx, Otto (Marge) Von Arx, Paul Von Arx, Bernice (Don) Cavanaugh, Walter Von Arx, Les Sheehan, Jake (Jean) Von Arx, Helen (Bill) Hoskins, Joe (Phyllis) Von Arx, Don Benz, Bill Hayes, and William Von Arx.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with burial in Calvary Cemetery, both in Caledonia. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. McCormick Funeral Home is assisting the family.

The family requests memorials for St. Mary’s School.

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