Arlee Dailey

Funeral services were held for Arlee Dailey, age 70, of Wadena on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Motley Free Methodist Church in Motley, with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. 

Pallbearers were John Elifritz, Jr., Kim Elifritz, Donald “Butch” Pavlacky, Jr., Scott Pavlacky, James Dailey, Jr. and Brett Dailey. Honorary pallbearers were Arlee’s grandchildren: Elizabeth Harrison, Brittany Harrison, Joel Harrison, Thane Dailey, Mason Dailey and Adaly Dailey.  

Arlee will be laid to rest in Poplar Cemetery, Oylen.

Arlee J. Dailey was born February 9, 1948 in Staples to the late Frank and Dorothy (Haman) Pavlacky. Arlee graduated from Staples High School with the class of 1966. On February 11, 1967 Arlee was united in marriage to Russell Lee Dailey, Sr. in Oylen. Their marriage was blessed with four children. Arlee and Russell made their home in Oylen where they farmed and milked dairy cows for 42 years. Arlee was employed with Sandy Beach Resort on Gull Lake from 2005 - 2011.

Russell passed away March 31, 2009. Since November of 2011 Arlee has made her home in Wadena where she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and attending their events. She enjoyed all Minnesota Sports, reading, crossword puzzles and visiting a casino every now and again. Arlee was an amazing wife and mother, she loved all with unconditional love. 

Arlee passed away January 15, 2019 surrounded by her loving family at St. Cloud Hospital.  She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. 

Preceding Arlee in death were her parents; husband; siblings: Marlo, Howard, Donald and Larry.

Arlee is survived by her children: Russell Jr. “Tuff” (Missy) Dailey of Wadena; Wade Dailey of Sebeka; Jamey Harrison of Wadena; Preston (Lacey) Dailey of Wadena; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; siblings: Dick (Geri) Pavlacky of Pillager; Malcolm “Shorty” (Joanne) Pavlacky of St. Cloud; Gerrie Elifritz of Princeton; many other relatives and a host of friends.

Arrangements provided by Karvonen Funeral Service of Wadena  

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