Blue Earth Arnold C. Mensing, age 88, of Blue Earth, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth. Funeral Services were held on May 9, 2013, at St. John's Lutheran Church in rural Elmore. The Rev. Dale Kohrs officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth.
Arnold was born June 14, 1924, in rural Blue Earth, the son of Herman H. and Frieda M. (Martin) Mensing. He was raised in the Blue Earth area where he attended Jo Daviess Township country school. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Blue Earth. Arnold served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII in Italy and Africa. He earned several service awards and medals. He returned home in December of 1945 and was later married to Beatrice I. Kienitz on July 28, 1946, at St. John's Lutheran Church in rural Elmore. The couple farmed for many years where Arnold specialized in Dairy. He was a longtime member of St. John's Lutheran Church where he held several church board positions, he served on the Elmore School Board, was a longtime member of the Blue Earth American Legion Post 89 and VFW Post 4580, and served various Dairy and Farm boards. Arnold was a 4-H leader and an avid fisherman. He enjoyed several fishing trips up North with family and friends.
Arnold is survived by his wife, Beatrice Mensing, of Blue Earth; his sons, Mark (Irene) Mensing, of Blue Earth, and Philip (Corrine) Mensing, of Elmore; daughter, Brenda (Tim) Bauer, of Fargo, N.D.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Arnold C. Mensing
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Karen Jean Mensing; sisters, Eleanor Ehrich, and Frances Abraham; brother, Ralph Mensing; and a grandson, Danny Mensing.
Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy are preferred in the form of donations to United Hands Hospice or a charity of the donor's choice.
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