In Memoriam
Arnold L. Tonsfeldt

Arnold L. Tonsfeldt, 88, of Dana, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2010, at his home. Arnold's wishes were to be cremated. A memorial service was held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 18, 2010, at Carson - Stapp Funeral Home in Ogden. Rev. Stephen Ude officiated. Burial will be at Maas Cemetery, rural Ogden, at a later date.

Arnold LuVerne Tonsfeldt was born on February 19, 1921, in rural Ogden, Iowa, the son of Hans Jacob and Lizzie (Kuhl) Tonsfeldt. He graduated from the Boxholm High School. Following his education, Arnold farmed with his brother, Emil, northwest of Ogden. On August 3, 1941, Arnold was united in marriage to Edra L. Morey at her parent's home in Grand Junction by Rev. E.H. Widman. The couple lived and farmed in Amaqua Township northwest of Ogden for 12 years. In 1952, the couple bought a farm east of Dana where they lived for the remainder of their lives. Edra passed away on December 17, 2003.

Arnold belonged to Zion Lutheran Church in Ogden and was a former member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Dana. His enjoyed his cats, gardening, farming, and taking care of his livestock.

Survivors include three sons, Martin (Cindy) Tonsfeldt of Ogden, Iowa, Merrill "Jake" Tonsfeldt (Diane) of Blue Springs, Missouri, and Paul (Mary) Tonsfeldt of Grand Junction, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Jill, Michelle, Joshua, Justin, Sylvia, Travis, and Tara; and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Edra L. Tonsfeldt; three brothers, Emil, Otto, and Carl Tonsfeldt; and one sister, Elsie Heldt.

Memorials may be left to the Grand Junction Fire & Rescue Department. Originally published The Ogden Reporter 2010


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