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Lawrence ARNESON

Male 1921 - 2014  (92 years)


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  • Name Lawrence ARNESON 
    Born 12 Aug 1921  Shoshone County, Idaha Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 15 Oct 1921  Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • ELCA records of Trinity Lutheran in Coeur d’Alene
    Died 29 Apr 2014  Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens, Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Lawrence (Larry) Arneson, 92, passed away April 29, 2014, at Clearwater Valley Health and Rehab in Orofino.

      Larry was born to Adolf and Laura (Nigard) Arneson on Aug. 12, 1921, in East Fork Pine Creek, Kellogg, Idaho. He grew up in Kellogg until graduating from high school. Larry's father one day said, "I guess we should go to Moscow and enroll you in college." Larry argued that the family could not afford to send him to college, but his father told him not to worry, they would find a way. This always stayed with Larry.

      Larry enrolled at the University of Idaho and pursued a degree in forestry. He loved the outdoors and working with the land. He was an active member of the 1941 summer camp, along with Frank Dillion, Dick Campana and Bob Stillinger.

      In March 1943, he was called away from UI and into service, stationed at the U.S. Army special training camp in Laramie, Wyo. There, he met and later married his wife, Eleanor. Larry and Eleanor married on a three-day pass in Kentucky in 1944. During World War II, Larry served his country in the European theater with distinction in the 285th Engineering Battalion with a rank of sergeant, acting as a foreman construction engineer. After the war, Larry and Eleanor returned to Moscow, where he then finished his degree.

      In 1948, Larry went to work for Potlatch Corporation, where he worked for 371/2 half years. He spent that career as a forest engineer responsible for the transportation system in the Headquarters region. They lived and made their home at Headquarters from 1948 to 1975, and then moved to Kamiah. Eleanor passed away in 1999. Larry later married Anne Graft of Kamiah in 2010.
      Larry was a life member of the American Legion and member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5407 in Kamiah. Always remembering his father's words, Larry was a proud UI alumni, member of their Gold Circle Gift Society and sponsor of the Lawrence and Eleanor Arneson College of Natural Resources Scholarship, doing for others what his father did for him.

      Larry is survived by his wife, Anne Arneson of Kamiah; sons Robert Arneson of Beaverton, Ore., Alan Arneson of Orofino, Mark and Jan Arneson of Maryville, Ill., Dennis and Debbie Arneson of Woodstock, Ga.; daughter Connie and Tony Nelson of Shelby, N.C.; stepdaughter Arlene Thomas; niece Gayle of Spangle, Wash.; seven grandchildren, Jay, Cory, Libby, Dennette, Deyna, Bryon and Tara; and three great-grandchildren.

      Larry was preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanor Arneson; parents Norman and Laura Arneson; and sister Norma Cooke.
      There will be a graveside funeral service at 10 a.m. Monday at the Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens cemetery in Lewiston.
    Person ID I29746  Don Carlson's Tree
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2019 

    Father Adolph Norman ARNESON,   b. 18 Feb 1890, Oslo, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1965, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Laura NYGAARD,   b. 23 Sep 1886, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1952, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaha Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Family ID F20662  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eleanor Alice WELTY,   b. 30 Jan 1922, Page County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1999, Nez Perce County, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1944  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F20663  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart