Michael Eugene Arneson, SR, 62 of Stanley, died Saturday, July
22nd at his home under the care of St. Joseph's Hospice. He
was born on May 10, 1955 at Victory Memorial Hospital to the
late Alvin and Donna (Nerdrum) Arneson. He grew up in the
Stanley area and attended Stanley-Boyd Schools. He was united
in marriage to Kathryn Sczypioroski. Together they had three
children and remained lifelong friends.
In Mike’s younger years he enjoyed working with his Dad on his
hobby farm milking cows and later raising feeder pigs. He later
moved onto the farm and continued to raise animals including
goats and chickens; along with his pet dogs. He worked with his
uncle doing upholstery work for a short time and then worked at
the Stanley Corporation. Mike worked as an Iron Worker with his
Dad trying for his journeyman’s but before time was completed
his dad became ill and passed away. He wanted more so he
went on to be a construction worker helping to build homes.
Later he went to school and became a Truck Driver for H.O.
Wolding. Mike also drove truck delivering loads for Welded Co.
and Precision CO on the pipeline. In later years he purchased a
bar in Owen-Mike’s Place. He also cut and sold firewood. There
were no jobs he could not do. Mike also could overhaul a motor
and fix machines. He definitely stayed “busy.”
Mike enjoyed gardening, cooking, fishing, country music, sitting
around the camp fire with family and friends and was always
willing to help a friend. May you have peace!
He is survived by his three children, Tammy (Mark Anderson)
Samplawski of Stanley, Michael (Samantha Salo) Arneson, JR of
Iron River, MI and Amy (Tom) Schumacher of Menomonie, five
grandsons, Christopher (Katelynn) Samplawski, Jacob
Samplawski, Austin Mahal, Corbin Schumacher, Dredyn Arneson
and one great grandson, Bentley Samplawski, his sisters,
Debbie (John) Pace of Champlin, MN, Dawn (Dan) Manier of
Stanley, Diane (Doug) Walters of Cadott, Darlene (Mike) Schmitt
of Boyd and Denise (Jeff) Klopp of Fall Creek and his aunts,
uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mike is preceded in death
by his parents Alvin and Donna Arneson, his paternal
grandparents, Alfred and Rose (Anderson) Arneson and his
maternal grandparents, Harley and Nora (Brandtness) Nerdrum.
A funeral service will be at NOON on Wednesday, July 26th at
Our Savior's Lutheran Church-Stanley with Pastor Kenneth
Schmidt officiating. Visitation will be from 10AM until time of
service Wednesday at the church. Burial will take place at a later
date in Evergreen Cemetery-Stanley.