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Arnold John Litka

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

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Arnold John Litka
Services for Arnold John Litka, 95, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Sutherland. Rev. LeRoy Riemer will officiate the service.

Interment will take place at Waterman Cemetery in Sutherland.

Arnold passed away July 31, 2009 at the Sutherland Care Center.

Arnold John Litka, the son of Henry J. Litka and Annie (Jebsen) Litka, was born Dec. 7, 1913, in Grant Township, O'Brien County, near Sutherland.

Arnold attended Sutherland High School where he enjoyed playing football and baseball. He actively participated in the Bethel Lutheran church youth group and local 4-H club. After graduation he began farming the family farm near Sutherland until leaving the farm at the age of 90. He married Verda Irene Skow of Graettinger, on Aug. 21, 1949. Arnold and Verda raised three children, Mark, Deeann, and Dennis. He was a faithful member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Sutherland and an avid supporter of the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church camp at Okoboji.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Verda; an infant daughter, Barbara; his parents; and sisters, Rosella and Clara.

Arnold is survived by his three children: Mark and his wife, Brenda of Dubuque, Deeann Goeser and her husband, Denis f Omaha, Neb., and Dennis and his wife, Sharon of Sutherland; five grandchildren; and one sister, Leona Plautz.

Warner Funeral Home of Sutherland is in charge of arrangements.