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Keith R. Arnson

August 23, 1960 November 11, 2014
Keith R. Arnson
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Keith R. Arnson, 54, passed away November 11, 2014 at home peacefully after a battle with a brief illness. He will be deeply missed by his wife, Bonnie; son, Kevin (Victoria) Olmstead; granddaughters, Shana, Jessica and Mya; grandson, Ean; and great-grandson, Leo; father, Kenneth (Peg) Arnson; sisters, Mary Nylund, Lynn (Don) Hurst, Patti Waseen, Carol (Tom) Johnson; brother-in-law, Dennis (Elizabeth) Bowen; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He is preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Dennis (May) Boss; paternal grandparents, Clifford (Velma) Arnson; and mother, Judy Ray.
Keith was born August 23, 1960 in Duluth, MN - he grew up in Cloquet, MN. After high school he joined the U.S. Army, 2nd Armor Division, 17th Engineer Battalion, Alpha Company, Fort Hood, TX. He served two tours in Germany.
For many years he was employed at Clark Companies, Edgerton, WI as a drywaller and recently after moving to Frederic, WI he worked at Beaudry and the Frederic Liquor Store.
Keith was a gentle soul that loved to laugh and tell corny jokes, ride trikes (three wheeled motorcycles), work in the garden, work on crafts with his wife and spend time with his family and friends. Keith and Bonnie founded the Southern Wisconsin Chapter of the Brothers of the Third Wheel (BTW). The chapter, with the help of its members, donated to many local charities and benefits. Keith believed in paying it forward and he would always lend a helping hand to anyone that needed it. He genuinely touched the hearts of anyone that met him.
A Celebration of Keiths life will be held on Tuesday, November 18 at Rowe Funeral Home (101 Cedar St., Frederic, WI 54837) with a gathering of family and friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. followed by the service at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ralph Thompson officiating.
An online guestbook is available at www.rowefh.com or www.wicremationcenter.com . Refer to these websites for updated information.
Arrangements are entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic, 715-327-4475 and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown, 715-825-5550.

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