Archive for Thursday, June 1, 2006

George Arneson


June 1, 2006

Service for George Stephen Arneson, 81, Lansing, will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 2, at Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, Leavenworth. Burial with military honors will follow in Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Mr. Arneson died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Leavenworth. He suffered a heart attack while recovering from surgery.

He was born April 3, 1925, in St. Paul, Minn., the son of Oscar and Louvia (Clare) Arneson.

He attended the University of Minnesota, where he received a bachelor of electrical engineering degree. At Minnesota, he was president of the All-University Congress, Phi Gamma Delta and Alpha Phi Omega.

He also attended the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and received Bachelor of Science degree in marine transportation.

Mr. Arneson served honorably in the U.S. Navy and Merchant Marines in World War II, earning citations sailing aboard the S.S. Otis Skinner, S.S. Exiria and S.S. Beta.

He went on to work and Hubbard & Co., Booz Allen & Hamilton and Borg-Warner, all in Chicago, H.K. Porter in Pittsburgh, Wheeling Steel Corp. in West Virginia, The Vendo Co. in Kansas City, Mo., and Dun-Lap Mfg. of Iowa. He finished his career heading and running his own management consultant company, Arneson & Co., in Overland Park and Leawood.

Mr. Arneson was a former member of Second Presbyterian and Colonial Presbyterian churches.

He was active in his community, serving on many boards and organizations, including CASA, the Troop district and council levels of the Boy Scouts and the Salvation Army. He served several terms on the board of directors of the University of Minnesota, the board of trustees at Park College, and he was awarded an Outstanding Alumni citation by the United States Academy.

Mr. Arneson was married to Maria Fernanda Suarez for 23 years.

Survivors include his children, George S. Jr. and Deborah C. Arneson, both of Houston, Dian E. Kelly, Leavenworth, and Frederick O., Scammon; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to the family, sent in care of the funeral home, 707 S. Sixth St., Leavenworth 66048.


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