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Emmons Lutheran Church
Wednesday January 2nd, 2019
12:30pm - 1:30pm

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Funeral Service

Emmons Lutheran Church
Wednesday January 2nd, 2019

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Arnold Clifford Troe

Funeral services for Arnold C. Troe, age 82, of Emmons, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Emmons Lutheran Church.  Rev. David Schafer will officiate. Military honors will be accorded by the Emmons American Legion.  Interment will be at Oaklawn Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.


Arnold died Monday, December 24, 2018 at his home.


Arnold Clifford Troe was born on November 6, 1936 in Silver Lake Township, Iowa, the son of Arthur and Cora (Johnson) Troe.  A lifelong resident of Emmons, Arnold graduated from Emmons High School.  He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Hawaii.  On June 15, 1963, Arnold was united in marriage to Joan Marlene (Bauer) Olson at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea.  He was an active member of Emmons Lutheran Church and always enjoyed going to Rushford to pick up the lefse for lutefisk dinners.  He was also a member of the Eagles and the American Legion, where he held office as Freeborn County Commander, District Commander, and Department appointments, including involvement with the Children in Youth Program.  He attended many meetings and conventions with his cohorts and always had a great time.  Arnold enjoyed golfing and teaching all three of his grandsons to golf at an early age as well as traveling, including many trips to Florida and Branson, a special trip to Hawaii with Joan, and a 2014 Norway trip with Steve Sprenger. He loved having coffee downtown every day and spending time with family.  For any family get together, Arnold would say “I’ll bring the ham!”


Arnold is survived by his daughter, Deanna; grandsons, Aaron (Kendra), Seth (Erica), and Matt (Carrie); great-grandchildren, Hannah, Chloe, Avery, Orlan, Brooke, Kora, Isaiah, Eve, Abel, Tyler, and one more in about one month; great-great-grandchildren, Jayce and Everly; sister, Violet Kvale; sister-in-law, Bonnie Troe; and many nieces and nephews.


Arnold was preceded in death by his wife, Joan; parents, Arthur and Cora; brother, Kenneth; sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Herb Leonhardi; brother-in-law, Vernell Kvale; son-in-law, Jim Larson; and three grandbabies.

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He was a good neighbor! Loved running into him a chatting. You will be missed!

Ilda Reyerson Jan 3 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Arnold Troe

Lori Skallerud Dec 31 2018 12:00 AM

Arnie. Will be missed by me at the next and all other American Legion Family event. He always had a smile and was a very dedicated American Legion Member. So very glad I was fortunate enough to make his acquaintance

Donna Arends Dec 29 2018 12:00 AM

Sad to hear. I lived in Emmons years ago and worked at the Cafe. Arnie would always come in and ask for Sanka. He was one of the regulars that was always nice to me!

Melanie Wild (Helland) Dec 28 2018 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to Arnie' s family. Arnie was a great guy, and did a lot for Emmons. He will be missed.

Laurel Yost Dec 28 2018 12:00 AM

Arnie... I enjoyed serving under you and with you . I will miss you...

Brian medinnus Dec 28 2018 12:00 AM

We wii miss you Uncle Arnie.

Elaine Nolan Dec 27 2018 12:00 AM

I have known Arnie for a long time, but have seen more of him in recent years. I always enjoyed our visits and it was fun to be around him. He will certainly be missed!

Mary Franzen Dec 27 2018 12:00 AM

We will miss you uncle Arnold.

Barb Troe Dec 27 2018 12:00 AM

Sympathy to all his family.

Edie Shaw Dec 27 2018 12:00 AM

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