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Arnold Eugene Dodge

July 25, 1929 - August 15, 2021
Arnold Eugene Dodge

Arnold Eugene Dodge

Born: July 25, 1929
Died: August 15, 2021
Age: 92

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Arnold Eugene Dodge, the son of Walter and Vina (Anderson) Dodge, was born July 25, 1929 in Langdon, Iowa.  His childhood years were spent the Langdon area, where he attended and graduated from Spencer High School in 1948 and attended Iowa State University for one year.  After his schooling he entered the U.S. Army and served during the Korean Conflict reaching the rank of Corporal until his honorable discharge in 1954.

     Arnold married Marlene Brawner in Gillett Grove, Iowa on June 13, 1954.  Following their marriage, they farmed near Langdon, where they raised 3 boys.  Arnold coached his boys in baseball where he was on the Little League Board and was an avid Twins fan making many trips to Minneapolis to attend games.  He was also an avid Iowa State Cyclone fan. He moved to Spencer, Iowa in 1962 and worked for CD Farm Service for 31 years, until his retirement in 1992.  After his retirement, he drove a school bus for Spencer Schools. Marlene passed away on December 26, 1993.

     He married Ardyce Smith Ruehle on October 29, 1995 in Everly, Iowa.  They wintered in Donna, Texas for 22 years.  Arnold was an active member of the Langdon Methodist Church.  He was also a past member of the Y’s Men service club and enjoyed golf, volleyball and photography.  He also enjoyed his travels over the years to Alaska, Germany Hawaii and Jamaica

     Arnold passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021                    at the age of 92.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his 1st wife, Marlene in 1993; his son, Curtis Dodge, two brothers: Flavius and twin brother, Arthur Dodge; a sister, Marion Stanley & a step daughter-in-law, Linda Ruehle.

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Ardyce of Spencer; two sons: Brad Dodge and Danny (Ann) Dodge all of Spencer; four stepchildren: Mark  Ruehle of Jesup, IA, Brian (Pat) Ruehle of Hazel Green, WI, Jon (Dawn) Ruehle of Cherokee, IA and Elizabeth “Beth” (Eddie) Gotte of Seguin, TX; 6 grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; 8 step great grandchidren;  one step great great grandchild; a sister-in-law, Ruth Dodge of Longmont, CO; other relatives and friends.


Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Thursday, August 19, 2021 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer
Pastor Deb Mechler
Tony Dodge
Ryan Dodge
Luke Dodge
Josh Dodge
James Ruehle
Matt Ruehle
Kyle Ruehle
Visitation will begin 5:00 P.M., Wednesday, August 18, with the family present from 5 to 7:00 P.M., Wednesday Evening at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
"In The Garden"
"I Am Thine, O Lord"

Fairview Cemetery
Rural Langdon, Iowa
A military flag presentation will be conducted by the Spencer American Legion at the cemetery

A lunch and time of fellowship will be held following the graveside services at the BenTena Room at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer.


Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 9:15 AM
“We were so sorry to learn of Arnie's passing. We were neighbors on Fairview Ave. for many years. Good times!”
- Jim & Twyla Rowley
Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 9:01 AM
“He will be missed by so many. Buddy and I have such fond memories of our time together in Big Valley. ”
- Linda and Buddy Robertson
Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM
“Danny, Ann, Brad and families we extend our sympathy!”
- Ed and Susan Umscheid
Friday, August 20, 2021 at 7:32 AM
“So sorry to hear about Arnold. I am Eleanor Daniel’s daughter and would sit beside in church sometimes. Prayers for your family. ”
- Georgia Dohrman
Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 1:00 PM
“We were so sorry to hear of your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family”
- Steve and Barb Meyer
Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 9:55 AM
“Danny, Brad, Luke and the entire Dodge Family, very sorry for your loss. Hard to remember back to those days but can't help but smile when I see CD Farm Service mentioned where your Dad/Grandpa worked with my Uncle Jim and Amos Armstrong and that crew. Good times. Take care until we meet again.

R.I.P. Arnie Dodge”
- Tony "Sloey"Lowe
Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 9:55 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss Ardie, but Arnie is now home with his Savior. You are all in our prayers.”
- Fred and Phyllis Mueller
Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 9:55 AM
“My condolences with the passing of Arnold. He was a very nice man and coach with always an encouraging word for his baseball kids. Someone so special will never be forgotten.”
- tracy nielsen
Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 8:21 AM
“We are sorry for your loss of Arnie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God Bless and watch over your families. Mike and Mary Monroe ”
- Mike and Mary Monroe
Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 7:32 AM
“Ardyce, Danny, Brad
My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow and I've shared a few good cries with you this week. I loved Uncle "Tony". My strongest memory was his quick, infectious laugh. He saw the best in life and was a genuinely GOOD man. He was a light in this world & now he's with family all around...Walter, Vina, Marion, Flavius, Dad, Marlene & Curt. ”
- Debra Dodge
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 3:05 PM
“I am so sorry to hear of Arnie’s passing. My sympathy to your families. ”
- Deb Wilcox
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 12:39 PM
“I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing! What a great guy he was, and a great friend to my parents! He will surely be missed!”
- Jann Arends
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 7:33 PM
“Our sympathy to the Dodge family. Arnie was such a great man. So thoughtful and considerate. He always had a good story and laugh. He had a good life. Cherish the memories and celebrate his life. God will give you comfort and peace.”
- Lee and Nancy Ketcham
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 6:36 PM
“So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all!! ”
- The Yeagers
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 5:49 PM
“Danny & Ann. So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. I remember him from the early days of him working & delivering fuel to my folks farm. He was blessed to have such a long full life. May he Rest In Peace. 🙏. Jeanni”
- Jeanni Demers
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 5:49 PM
“To the entire Dodge family, We are so sorry for your loss. Arnie was a Great man & he will be missed. May God wrap His comforting arms around you all during this time of grief. God Bless You All. Sincerely, Monty & Monica Dammann ”
- Monty Dammann
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 5:49 PM
“My heart goes out to all of you,
Danny and Anne I am so very sorry of your loss.
My God give you peace in your hearts.

- Rhonda Olson
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 9:04 AM
“To Brad, Danny and the entire Dodge family my deepest sympathy and condolences on the passing of your dad, Arthur. I remember him during our younger days of playing ball and your dad coaching and his compassion and caring for you and the team. I know you all will miss him very much but God will help you deal with your loss. Lean on him as he will provide you and your family great comfort. ”
- Jan Johnson
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 7:40 AM
“My heart goes out to the family.He will be so missed. He is in god's hands now. I will miss seeing him. May god put his arms around you during the time 🙏”
- Lori Oviatt
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 7:40 AM
“Danny, Brad & Family,
Thinking of you on the passing of your Dad. He lived a long life & you have great memories to help you through this difficult time.
Vickie Nissen”
- Vickie Nissen
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 7:39 AM
“Dear Ruehle Family-please accept my sympathy. I have thought of you many times since our days together at HLP. I hope you find peace in the memories you share.”
- Laura Hanna
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