Arlys Elaine Haus 92, Bismarck, passed away on September 1, 2023 with her three children at her side in her home at Edgewood Village.
A funeral will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 9 at Parkway Funeral Service, 2230 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck.
Visitation will be held from 5:00-6:00 PM Friday, September 8, at Parkway Funeral Service. A time for sharing memories will begin at 6:00 PM.
A private burial will be on September 11 at the North Dakota Veteran’s Cemetery, Mandan.
Arlys was born in Harlow, ND on October 22, 1930. She graduated from Leeds High School and Interstate Business College, Fargo. Arlys was married to Herbert Haus on April 14, 1951 and was happily married for 52 years until Herb passed away in 2003. Together they raised three children.
Arlys was a stay-at-home mom until 1964, when her and Herb opened the Avis-Rent-A-Car franchise in the old Bismarck airport. Starting with one car and a clipboard, she successfully guided the company for 52 years. In 1979 her son Dan, after leaving the Army, came home to help run the business with Mom and Dad. After Dad passed away, Dan became an integral part of running the business with Mom at his side until the company was sold in 2016. While she loved the interaction with the customers and employees, she cherished her family, especially her grandchildren. In 1973, they became one of the early residents to live directly on the Missouri River. The home quickly became the center attraction for all the family and close friends. Holidays were her favorite, as her children and grandchildren and their spouses would gather in her home at one time. She was soft and caring to all. Over her 92 years she earned quiet respect from everyone she knew. Always with a smile, she was kind and considerate, and showed deep appreciation and gratitude to others. She was proud of her Norwegian heritage and thoroughly enjoyed a trip to Norway in 2006 with her daughter Julie. Another trip to Okinawa in 1978 to visit son Ron while he was in the Air Force was also a highlight in her life. She also enjoyed traveling throughout the country and the Caribbean for annual Avis conventions. These gatherings with other franchise owners lead to long lasting friendships over the years. Arlys loved cards, playing games, having coffee and good conversation with everyone. She has been a proud member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church since 1960.
Arlys is survived by her children, Ronald (Debra) Haus, Granbury TX, Daniel (Jacalyn) Haus, Mandan, and Julie (Ben) Lenzen, Beulah; six grandchildren, Kelli Haus, Jesse (Sara)Haus, Traci (Lance) Anderson, Kristi (Casey) Carlson, Sasha (Chad) Myers, and Ross (Lisa) Lenzen; and 14 great grandchildren, Josh, Walker, Camille, Ella, Bennett, Nolan, Annika, Ava, Nora, Ella, Lucas, Bentley, Parker, and Morgan. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Raymond (LiJeng) Haus, and several nieces and nephews.
Welcoming Arlys in Heaven include her husband, Herb; her parents, Carl and Agnes Lysne; her in-laws, Edward and Sophia Haus; her brother, Curtis (Janet) Lysne; sisters-in-law, LaVerne (Wally) Pfeiffer, Rita Wood, and Aiko Haus; nephew, Rick Lysne; grandson, Ben Lenzen Jr; and many very special friends.
In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial to Good Shepheard Lutheran Church, ND Veteran’s Cemetery or her last home, Edgewood Village Memory Care.
The family wishes to thank the superb staff at Edgewood Memory care for their love and care for the last two years. You had truly become part of our family.