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Donavon Arneson, 80

Donavon Arneson, age 80, of New Richmond, passed away on Thursday, May 22, at his home.

Donavon was born the son of Elmer and Elnora (Swanson) Arneson, on April 16, 1934, in Alden Township, Polk County, Wis. He grew up there, and attended Amery High School, graduating with the class of 1952. He married Janice Dahlberg on Nov. 3, 1956, in Scandia, Minn. Donavon farmed his entire career in Wagon Landing, retiring in 1998.

In 2002, Donavon and Janice moved into New Richmond. He enjoyed going dancing, visiting with friends, and spending time with his family.

He was kind and easy going. He had a special way of encouraging and supporting his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Elnora Arneson; and brother-in-law, Joseph LaMirande.

Donavon is survived by his wife, Janice Arneson; children, Sheryl (Bill) Peterson, Pam Hagen, Brent (Mona) Arneson, Jeff (Kim) Arneson, and Craig (Amy) Arneson; grandchildren, Ryan (Dani) Peterson, Kara (Kevin) Lunsmann, Michele Peterson, Melissa (Brian) Lando, Michael Hagen, Monica (Colt) Melot, Brandon (Jamie) Arneson, Brian Arneson, Kristy Arneson, Collin Arneson, and Carter Arneson; sister, Angela LaMirande; and many more relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 27, at West Immanuel Lutheran Church 447 180th St., Osceola, WI. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, May 26, at the West Immanuel Servant Hall and from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday, at the church. Interment will be in West Immanuel Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.