Ruth E. Arneson, Janesville, WI

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

May 22, 1946 - March 17, 2017

Ruth E. Arneson, 90, of Janesville, went home to be with the Lord on, March 17, 2017, at Evansville Manor. Ruth was born in Newark Township, Rock County, the youngest of ten children of Lewis and Ida (Olmstead) Heyerdahl. She graduated from Orfordville High School. Ruth married Melvin C. Arneson on May 22, 1946, at First Lutheran Church in Janesville. Together they owned and operated the Arneson Appliance Store in Orfordville, and later in Brodhead for many years. An Orfordville resident for most of her life, she and Melvin moved to Janesville in 2007. She was a member of Faith Community Church. She loved bowling, traveling and spending winters in Florida which is something she and her husband did for 20 years.

Survivors include her husband of over 71 years, Melvin; one son, Kim (Julie) of Janesville; six grandchildren: Lindsay (Jim), Nick (Sheila), Brittany (Josh), Courtney (Ron), Jordan, and Jessica; numerous great-grandchildren: including Livia, Jacob, Harmony and Malakai.

In addition to her parents; she was preceded in death by three sisters: Inez, Mildred, and Helen; and six brothers: Lyman, Lawrence, Hans, Ernest, Clarence and Arthur.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Henke-Clarson Funeral Home, 1010 N. Wright Rd., Janesville. Burial will be in Luther Valley Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Henke-Clarson Funeral Home.

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