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ONSAGER, Arnold Irving --- 1920-2011

HAGEN, ONSAGER, OLSON, WARD, MILLER, PARKER, CARSBURG

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Date: 3/23/2011 at 13:55:21

Arnold Onsager

Arnold I. Onsager, 91, of Waukon died Sunday, February 6, 2011 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 11 at 1 p.m. at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon, with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial with Military Rites will be at Old West Paint Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, February 10 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.
Arnold Irving Onsager was born January 19, 1920 on the family farm in Glenwood Township, Allamakee County, the son of Albert and Ida (Hagen) Onsager. He attended the Lee Country School in rural Waukon. Prior to serving in the Army he was a farmhand. Arnold served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945, during which time he was a Rifleman and Dog Handler. He served in Hawaii, Christmas Island and Palmyre Island.
April 7, 1946 he married Josephine Olson at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Waukon. They farmed prior to Arnold working for 30 years at the Waukon Creamery, retiring in 1985. During retirement he did part-time maintenance work at South Crest. Arnold enjoyed fishing, woodworking, taking the car for a spin, reading and helping Josie in the kitchen.
Survivors include his wife, Josephine Onsager of Waukon; four children, Elaine (Robert) Ward of Decorah, Sharon (Tom) Miller of Winfield, Ron (Tamie) Onsager of Decorah and Arnie (Sherri) Onsager of Waukon; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Gloria Parker; two brothers, Norman and Oscar Onsager; and two sisters, Martha Carlsburg and Ethel Onsager.
Honorary casketbearers are Michelle Campbell, Elizabeth and Lindsay Miller, Jasmine, Stacie and Tina Onsager, Jennifer Rude and Catina Ward. Casketbearers are Nathan and Nick Onsager, Brandon Rude, and James, Joseph and Kevin Ward.

Waukon Standard, February 9, 2011


 

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