Alton Myron "Bud" Arneson, Janesville, WI (1924-2014)

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

November 25, 1924 - August 18, 2014

Alton Myron “Bud” Arneson, 89, of Janesville, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital. He was born on Nov. 25, 1924, in Gary, IN, the son of Albert and Rose (Watkins) Arneson. He was a life-long Janesville resident. He entered the U. S. Navy in 1943, and served as a fire control man 3rd class aboard the USS Princeton when it sank in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. .He graduated with the Janesville High School Class of 1945, in absentia while serving in the Navy. Bud married Lillian Butler on June 7, 1947, at First Lutheran Church in Janesville. He was in the meat business all of his life and was the owner of Johnstown Food Center for 45 years until retiring in 2013. Bud enjoyed spending time with his family at the cottage on the lake, hunting, fishing, Friday night fish fries with his wife, Lil, bowling and experimenting with new recipes for his sausage and jerky. He was a member of the Moose Lodge #197, Elk’s Lodge #254, Kienow-Hilt V. F. W. Post #1621 and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Bud always got a laugh while with family and friends breaking into an old navy song, “Barnacle Bill the Sailor”.

Survivors include his wife, Lillian; three sons, Mike (Carol), Dale (Kris), Mark (Diana); grandchildren: Jon (Lorie) Arneson, Julie Arneson, Kristin (Chris) Mahr, Brett Arneson, Kirk (Amanda) Arneson and Katherine (B.J.) Forde; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Harriet Splinter and Bea Hanson; a and brother-in-law, Dick Messner. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters: Lila (Herman) Buehl, Gilbert (Vi) Hanson, Victor Hanson, Sherman (Mary Ann) Arneson and Darlene Messner.

Bud will be sadly missed by his loving wife, his family and friends, and his beloved dog, Princess.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH, 700 N. Wright Road, Janesville, with Pastor Steven Ekblad officiating. Visitation will be from 10 until 11 a.m. Thursday at the CHURCH. Burial will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park with military rites by Kienow-Hilt V.F.W. Post # 1621. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Home Health United Hospice or Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. The family is being assisted by HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME.

A special thank you to Home Health United, especially Rachael, Melissa, Tina and Tayla for all of your support

and to St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital for the wonderful care

Bud received while a patient there.


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