Orland H. Arneberg

Orland Arneberg PhotoOrland Harmer Arneberg, age 89, passed away peacefully with his daughter at his side, May 1, 2016 in Galesburg, Illinois.  Born July 27, l926, in Troy, Idaho, Orland was the youngest of two sons of Harry P. and Rosa J. Arneberg.  His older brother, Willis Martin and his parents preceded him in death.

Orland grew up in the home his grandfather built on the homestead farm in Troy.  He attended the Little Bear Ridge School and then Troy High School from which he graduated in 1944.  He was drafted into the Army and was deployed to the Philippines where he spent a little over a year running heavy dirt moving equipment.  Upon returning to Troy in l946 he went back to work on his father’s farm and also worked at various construction jobs.

On October 26, 1947 he married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Jean Danielson.  They made their home across the driveway from Orland’s parents.  Orland and Dorothy had two children, daughter, Jeanne Rosalyn, and son, Jeffrey Arthur. Dorothy worked in a bank in Troy and Moscow until her retirement.  She passed away in 2005 from Alzheimer’s Disease.

Orland helped run a dairy and farmed the land with his brother for a few years.  Orland loved to have various animals on the farm including cows, sheep, a Shetland pony, guinea hens, ducks, chickens, and rabbits.  At one time he had over 100 rabbits that his children helped care for.  After discontinuing the dairy, he owned and operated an excavation and trucking business for many years in Moscow, Idaho and did work in the surrounding area.  Upon retirement he ran and was elected Latah County Road Commissioner.  He worked in that position for many years to follow.

Orland was a hard worker his entire life providing for his family.  He enjoyed boating, camping, and fishing. They spent most weekends at Lake Coeur d’Alene and Chatcolet Lake.  Orland and Dorothy spent several years building their dream lake cabin near Conkling Park on Lake Coeur d’Alene.  They enjoyed entertaining their family and friends there during the summer. Orland and Dorothy also enjoyed dancing and loved to go out with their friends from Troy and Moscow.

Orland was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Moscow.  He was very involved in its renovation through the years. He always enjoyed helping fix things to make sure they looked nice and worked properly.  He always said that growing up on the farm during the Depression years forced him to learn how to make do and fix things yourself.

Orland suffered a fall and then moved into Whitman Senior Living Center in Pullman for about a year and a half.  Then, his daughter moved him to Illinois last month.  His Alzheimer’s was progressing and he suffered greatly from that until his passing.

Orland’s funeral service will be held on Monday, May 9 at 11:00 a.m. at Short’s Funeral Chapel in Moscow. He will be buried at the Moscow Cemetery in Moscow, Idaho next to his wife, Dorothy.

Visitation will be at Short’s Funeral Chapel on Sunday from 1:00 – 6:00 PM and on Monday from 9:00 AM until service time.

Memorials can be made to the Troy Ambulance Fund or The Alzheimer’s Association.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow, and online condolences may be sent to www.shortsfuneralchapel.com.

5 Responses to Orland H. Arneberg

  1. Connie Hall says:

    Orland and Dorothy were good friends that I met at the Methodist Church. Always kind and welcoming with a twinkle in his eye so you knew you were in for good conversation whenever we met. Orland was a wonderful help in all the remodeling projects we did and he never failed to put up his hand whenever there was work to be done. I so enjoyed knowing them both and I will miss his warm and kind smile.

  2. michelle chamberlain says:

    Jeanne and Jeff I am sorry for your loss. I enjoyed your Mom and Dad and would see them often when I lived out on Little Bear Ridge. They were both very kind people. The picture of you and your Dad Jeanne is very special. Take care.

  3. Carol says:

    Jeanne, We were saddened to hear of the loss of your dad. We talked about our dads for many years. I know how deeply you loved your father and will cherish the memories you’ve made together. Being back in Idaho probably brings back a lot of those good times. See you soon. Carol and Dennis Wilson

  4. Carolyn Schulz says:

    Jeanne and Jeff we are sorry to hear about the loss of your father and may he rest in peace. Orland and Leroy Amos were best buddies during World War II and remained friends until their deaths. Our father went to the University of Idaho after the war and on weekends and some holidays our family would go to Troy and stay with your grandparents Rosa and Art. Your grandmother was such an amazing cook and her breakfast always had biscuits and gravy. Orland would take us out to watch the cows being milked and it was so fun playing in the barn. I would take our mother Ruby to visit your parents( after our father’s passing) at the lake and they would have the best time. About two years ago your father surprised me with a call and we had the best visit about all the fun memories we shared. He will be greatly missed and your in our hearts and prayers. Carolyn Schulz and Gary Amos and family.

  5. Donna myers says:

    My husband John W Myers and I were part of the Over the Hill Gang with many wonderful and fun friends from the Troy Bank. Orlando and Dorthy were very special to all of us. They are missed but I have many memories of all our travels. God bless their family

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