George E. Arneson, 87, Havre resident and former resident of Spokane, Wash., died Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at the Care & Comfort Home of Havre.
His graveside service was scheduled for noon today at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Spokane.
George was born Feb 2, 1919 in Grand Rapids, Minn., to Edward and Gurine (Olson) Arneson. He joined the Army in 1942 and served in World War II. He received a double purple heart and the bronze star. He was a P.O.W. in the war. He was honorably discharged in 1946. He married Evelyn Medo Sept. 22, 1943. George was recalled for the Korean conflict and was honorably discharged again in 1953.
George worked for the Great Northern Railway and the Burlington Northern Railway for 43 years in the maintenance-of-way department.
George was very active in many activities and enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and square dancing. He was a member of the Lions Club. George was a devoted family man.
George was preceded in death by his parents, and son, Ron Arneson.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Evelyn Arneson, of Havre; daughters, Diane (Don) Gladden of Fullerton, Calif., and Georgene Arneson of Havre; and son, Don (Yvonne) Arneson of Kalispell.
Memorial contributions in George's honor may be made to a hospice organization of one's choice.
Services were entrusted to Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.