Memorial services will be held Thursday, August 26th, at 10:30 a.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Dr. Delmar Carlson and Pastor Homer Dobson will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. There will be military rites at graveside by the Cleghorn American Legion and L. A. Wescott Post #2253 of the VFW. There will be no visitation. On line condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com
Arnold was born April 29, 1923 at Cleghorn to George and Edna (Slaubaugh) Dobson. He graduated from Cleghorn High School in 1941. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Army in the Pacific. He was married to Irene Ludvigson on March 14, 1946 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He operated a blacksmith shop in Cleghorn for 15 years and then was a rural mail carrier in the Cleghorn area for 28 years, retiring in January of 1988. The couple lived in Cleghorn most of their married life, moving to Cherokee in 2006. Arnold was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, a 60 year member of the Cleghorn Lions Club, and a lifetime member of the American Legion. He enjoyed wintering in Arizona and playing golf.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a baby, LaDonna, at birth; a brother, John Dobson; a brother-in-law, Joseph Sins; and a nephew,Gary Dobson.
He is survived by his wife, Irene; one son and one daughter, Larry Dobson and his wife Kyra of Peoria, Arizona and Diane Kurtz and her husband Michael of Clarinda; four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; a sister, Evangeline Sins of Cherokee; two brothers, Homer Dobson and his wife Betty of Tracy, Minnesota and Vaughn Dobson and his wife Louise of Sun City, Arizona; a sister-in-law, Darlene Dobson of Cherokee; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.