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Arlo Gilmore

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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Arlo Gilmore, 97, of Sioux Rapids, formerly of Linn Grove, died Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Sioux Care Center in Sioux Rapids.

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at the First Lutheran Church in Sioux Rapids. Burial took place at Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids.

The Sliefert Funeral Home of Sioux Rapids was in charge of the arrangements.

Arlo Sylvester Gilmore, the son of John and Pearl (Sylvester) Gilmore, was born in Spencer on March 18, 1913. He lived his youth and received his education at Rossie graduating from the Rossie High School.

On March 15, 1940, Arlo was united in marriage to Eleanor Olson at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. This couple was blessed with three sons: Dick, Charles and Gary. The first years of their married life were spent farming in the Rembrandt, Marathon, and Webb vicinities. In 1950, they moved to their farm home, south of Rossie, and resided there until Arlo entered the Sioux Care Center on March 30, 2006. Arlo was truly devoted to the land and his farming vocation. He remained totally committed to his passion for farming until his last breath.

Arlo was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Sioux Rapids. In earlier years, he had done some fishing and he was also a lover of music. He especially enjoyed it when Eleanor would play the piano or organ for him.

Arlo will always hold a very special place in the hearts of his family, which includes his wife of 70 years, Eleanor, of Sioux Rapids; his three sons and their wives: Dick and Connie Gilmore of Linn Grove; Charles and Toni Gilmore of Sioux Rapids; and Gary and Mel Gilmore of Spencer; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; other extended family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Dean; and three sisters: Thelma, Clara and Beulah.

Arlo's family would like to gratefully acknowledge the loving care given to Arlo while he made his home at the Sioux Care Center. They also appreciate the friendship of the residents that he enjoyed so very much. Also, a very special thank you to Pastor Tonna Parsons and Pastor Michael Lopp for their kindness and comforting words during this time.

Blessed be the memory of Arlo Sylvester Gilmore.