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Arthur P. Branstad

July 31, 1911 August 11, 2008
Arthur P. Branstad
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Arthur P. Branstad was born July 31, 1911 to Anna (Thorsen) and Edward Branstad in Leland, IA. Art and his brother, Wilfred, relocated with their parents to Clam Falls, WI, where the family farm was purchased. Art married Genevieve Kendrick on February 11, 1933, and took over operating the family farm until 1942. They then moved to Frederic where Art took a brief job at the Frederic bakery. Later he became the Manager of the Stella Cheese Creamery in Milltown where he worked for 19 years. And in 1961, Art opened the Sears Catalog Store in Frederic and operated it until he retired in 1974. Art & Genevieve (“Babe”) continued to live in Frederic raising two sons. They were long-standing members of the Assembly of God Church in Siren, WI, where Art led the activities of the church’s Sunday school. In 2001, he became a resident of the Capeside Cove Nursing Home in Siren, WI. After it’s closing in 2007, Art was transferred to the Ambassador Nursing Home in New Hope, MN. Art enjoyed travel, golfing, sporting events of all types and Bible study. Art peacefully passed away in his sleep on August, 11, 2008, at the age of 97. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother and survived by his sons, Lowell and wife Bonnie and David and wife Ann; 5 grandchildren, Cindy Olson, Randy Branstad, Dwayne Branstad, Tara Branstad and Rachel Branstad; 9 great grandchildren and 3 great, great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, August 15th, at Siren Assembly of God Church in Siren, WI. Music was provided by soloist, Sarah Cavalier, and special music by Rev. Craig Jorgenson. Interment was in Maple Grove Cemetery in Frederic, WI. Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic, WI, was entrusted with arrangements. For information call: 715-327-4475

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