Funeral services for Arnold Martin Kuester, 91, of Prescott Valley, Ariz., will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 30, 2007, at Immanual Lutheran Church in Prescott Valley.
Arnold passed away Monday, April 23, 2007, at Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott.
Arnold was born on May 10, 1915, in Fairfax, Minn., the sixth of 10 children in the family of Edmund and Hattie Kuester. During his high school years, he played baseball and football at Wartburg College in Waverly. He served in the US. Army and was discharged as a captain in the spring of 1946. He received his undergraduate education from Wartburg College, his postgraduate education from Drake University and served several school districts by teaching, coaching and administration as superintendent. He married Myrna Rose Stevenson on May 21, 1949. He was an educator in the state of Iowa for 32 years. He retired on Aug. 1, 1977, and moved to Prescott Valley. Arnold was an active member of the Lions Club and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edmund and Hattie Kuester, seven brothers; one sister; and his wife, Myrna.
Arnold is survived by his two daughters: Lynnette Ness of Prescott Valley and Jeanne Severance and her husband, Hal of Garrison, N.D.; son, Charles Kuester and wife, Inez of Royal; and six grandchildren.