Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 11th, at 10:30 a.m. at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee. Rev. Duane Queen and Rev. Ethan Sayler officiated. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. There was a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. at the Church on Tuesday. Military rites at the cemetery were conducted by L.A. Wescott Post #2253 of the V.F.W.
Visitation was held on Monday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee with the family present from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial be made to the Cherokee County 4-H Youth Program and the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church Restoration Fund.
Arnold was born Jan. 20, 1922 at Cherokee to August and Edith (Ackerlund) Berglund. He rode his horse to country school in Sheridan Township. He entered the U.S. Army in 1942 and served in the South Pacific during WW II, primarily in New Guinea. He was honorably discharged in February of 1946 with the rank of Corporal. He was married to Evelyn Weinreich on May 21, 1943 in Plymouth County. Arnie farmed in Tilden and Grand Meadow Township. He was a longtime Little League Coach. He was a 4-H leader of the Grand Meadow Future Feeders for over 35 years, served on the Marcus Fair Board, and received the Iowa State Fair Alumni Award in 1977. He was inducted into the Cherokee County 4-H Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Iowa State 4-H Hall of Fame in 2004 for volunteer service and leadership. He loved farming and was devoted to his wife and his family. He wanted all his grandchildren to go to college and was very proud of them. He was a longtime member and Elder of the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed traveling, especially to the Glacier National Park, the Canadian Rockies and to Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Robert in 1970, two brothers Glen and Kenneth Berglund, a grandson Brian Robert Whyte in 1988.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, four children and their spouses: Jane Whyte and her husband Scott of Goldfield, Iowa; Tom Berglund of Sioux City; Jill Freed and her husband Lance of Paullina; Dan Berglund and his wife Lori of Storm Lake; eight grandchildren: Heather (Kurt) Johnson, Heidi (Cameron) Gregg, Preston Freed, Natalie (Carl) Anderson, Chris Freed, Lauren Berglund, Seth Berglund and Cobe Berglund; 2 great grandchildren: Calvin and Chloe Gregg; two sisters: Florence Bierman of Marcus; Mary Ann Miller and her husband Marvin "Wally" Miller Sr. of Cherokee; several nieces and nephews.