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|Arlo Clayton Ireland
October 31, 1927–April 23, 2012
|Arlo C. Ireland, 84, of Wyoming, Iowa, died Monday morning April 23, 2012, at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Monticello, Iowa.
A celebration of his life was held at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, Iowa. Visitation was held prior to the service from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Burial will be at the Wyoming, Iowa Cemetery at a later date.
Arlo Clayton Ireland was born on October 21, 1927, in Delmar, Iowa, to Albert and Hazel (Ward) Ireland. He grew up in the Delmar area and graduated from Delmar High School in 1945, and Iowa State University in 1960.
He was a veteran of the U. S. Army receiving an honorable discharge. He married Gladys Elizabeth Jorgensen on February 1, 1953 in Delmar, Iowa.
After his honorable discharge they lived in Ames while he went to school and then they moved to Monticello where they farmed from 1961 to 1966.
In 1970 Arlo began working as a millwright in the foundry at John Deere in Silvis, Illinois, retiring in 1991.
Arlo was a member of the Wyoming United Methodist Church, Wyoming American Legion Post #259, and the Maquoketa Masonic Helion Lodge #36 AF & AM. Arlo enjoyed tinkering in his shop. He loved fixing things and working with his hands. In his earlier years he had his pilot's license and owned a small aircraft.
Arlo is survived by his wife, Gladys Ireland of Wyoming; children, Wade (Kathy) Ireland of Cedar Rapids, Kevin (Cindy) Ireland of Ely, Sandra (Randy) Antons of Anamosa, Lisa (Jerry) Burns of Marion, and Joni (Lenni) Miller of Onslow; a daughter-in-law, Carol Ireland of Cedar Rapids; sisters, Clarice (Darrell) Kaestner of Newhall, and Lucille Smith of Gold, Oregon; twelve grandchildren, Nick, Eric, Matt, Tony, Jared, Ben, Brice, Cole, Grant, Tabitha, Sara and Lindsay; two great-grandchildren, Grace and Madeline; two step-grandchildren, Reggie and Amy; and two step-great-grandchildren, Camryn and Calen. He was preceded in death by his parents and two children, Lynette in 1966 and Steven in 2008.
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