Arnold L. ‘Arnie’ Allamand, 73, of Scotch Grove, passed away March 8, at Mercy Medical Center, Iowa City.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 12, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Anamosa, with Rev. Nick March officiating. Military honors followed Mass, accorded by American Legion Post # 13. The Mass was live-streamed on Kramer Funeral Home Facebook Page and is available to view now.
Arnold was born Sep. 24, 1947, in Anamosa, the son of Lawrence and Erma (Joslin) Allamand. He married Mary Bonert Feb. 8, 1969, at St. Paul Catholic Church, Worthington.
After graduating from Anamosa High School, Arnie served in the US Army from 1966 to 1968 in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Monticello American Legion Post #260 and Anamosa American Legion Post #13. Arnie worked many years in construction until his retirement. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Arnie loved his time with family, especially his granddaughter, Madison.
Arnold is survived by his wife Mary; daughter, Kathy (Jim) Wilgenbusch of Peosta; granddaughter, Madison Wilgenbusch; sister, Roma Joslin of Palmer, Alaska; and in-laws: Patty Bonert of Farley, Ron (Gail) Bonert of Dyersville, Steve (Jane) Bonert of Hopkinton and Denise Allamand of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his son Mark; his parents; parents-in-law, Leo and Rita Bonert; sisters Pamela, Polly VandenBerg, Mary Husmann and Donna Peterman; brothers: Lenny, Everett and Larry; in-laws: Betty and Frosty Smith, Carl Bonert and Jerome Bonert; and a nephew, Corey Bonert.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arnie’s family would like to thank the staff of Above & Beyond for the care and support they gave to him.
Information is available at www.kramerfuneral.com. Cards may be sent to the family in care of Kramer Funeral Home, 700 E Oak St PO Box 791, Monticello, Iowa, 52310.