Arlene C. Serio, 77, of rural Preston, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at her home.

She was born on June 13, 1935, in Cicero, Ill., the daughter of Ed and LaVern (Zola) Kaminsky. She graduated from Morton High School in Cicero in 1953. After graduation she worked for General Motors.

On Nov. 23, 1957, she married August Serio in Cicero. The couple resided in Cicero and after 25 years of marriage they decided to move from Illinois to Winona County, Minn., when they purchased a dairy farm. After 20 years of farming they moved to the Preston area.

Mrs. Serio was a member of St. Columban Catholic Church. She loved gardening, her Dalmatians and caring for her three sons.

She is survived by her husband, August; three sons, August (Teresa) of West Chicago, Ill., Chris (Becky) of Fredrick, Md., and Andrew (Jenny) of rural Preston; five grandchildren, Joseph, Diana and Catherine of West Chicago, Ill., and Gianna and Kaelynn of Fredrick, Md.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A mass of Christian burial was held on Monday at St. Columban Catholic Church in Preston with the Rev. Patrick Arens officiating. Burial was in Carimona Cemetery, in rural Preston.

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