Arnold Troe, 1936-2018

Published 1:00 am Saturday, December 29, 2018

Funeral services for Arnold C. Troe, 82, of Emmons will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Emmons Lutheran Church. The Rev. David Schafer will officiate. Military honors will be accorded by Emmons American Legion. Interment will be at Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church Wednesday. Online condolences are welcome at

Arnold Troe

Arnold died Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, at his home.

Arnold Clifford Troe was born Nov. 6, 1936, in Silver Lake Township, Iowa, the son of Arthur and Cora (Johnson) Troe. A lifelong resident of Emmons, Arnold graduated from Emmons High School. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Hawaii.

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On June 15, 1963, Arnold was united in marriage to Joan Marlene (Bauer) Olson at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. He was an active member of Emmons Lutheran Church and always enjoyed going to Rushford to pick up the lefse for lutefisk dinners. He was also a member of the Eagles and the American Legion, where he held office as Freeborn County commander, district commander and department appointments, including involvement with the Children in Youth program. He attended many meetings and conventions with his cohorts and always had a great time.

Arnold enjoyed golfing and teaching all three of his grandsons to golf at an early age, as well as traveling, including many trips to Florida and Branson, a special trip to Hawaii with Joan and a 2014 Norway trip with Steve Sprenger. He loved having coffee downtown every day and spending time with family. For any family get-together, Arnold would say “I’ll bring the ham!”

Arnold is survived by his daughter, Deanna; grandsons Aaron (Kendra), Seth (Erica) and Matt (Carrie); great-grandchildren Hannah, Chloe, Avery, Orlan, Brooke, Kora, Isaiah, Eve, Abel, Tyler and one more in about one month; great-great-grandchildren Jayce and Everly; sister, Violet Kvale; sister-in-law, Bonnie Troe; and many nieces and nephews.

Arnold was preceded in death by his wife, Joan; parents Arthur and Cora; brother, Kenneth; sister and brother-in-law Ruth and Herb Leonhardi; brother-in-law, Vernell Kvale; son-in-law, Jim Larson; and three grandbabies.