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Arnold Ennen

August 29, 1929 — January 17, 2020

Arnold Ennen

Arnold Lloyd Ennen, age 90, of Herman, MN passed away Friday, January 17, 2020.

Celebration of Arnold’s life and interment will be held in summer of 2020.

Arnold was born to Peter and Nola (Blood) Ennen on August 29, 1929 near Herman. He graduated in 1947 from Herman High School and served in the United States Army.

On July 6, 1951, Arnold and Janice Benson were married at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Norcross, MN. They resided and farmed first near Norcross and since 1960 at the Ennen farm near Herman. Arnold had many business ventures besides farming. He was a mechanic, well-driller, township assessor, road maintainer and did cat and scraper demolition work. Arnold was an opportunistic inventor, often fabricating his own equipment to complete a task. He also planted hundreds of trees and shared many volunteer trees with family and friends.

Arnold is survived by his wife, Janice; four children: Chuck Ennen, Hoffman, MN; Marilu (Bruce) Person, Hillsboro, ND; Dale (Jeanne) Ennen, Donnelly, MN; Amy (Gregg) Monson, Hawley, MN. Also surviving are four grandsons: Dan (Katie) Ennen; Brian (Laura) Ennen; Peter (Carrie Holly) Monson; and Daley (Emily) Monson; one step-granddaughter Tammy (Diep) Doan; six great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren; one sister Evelyn Arnold, Billings, MT; Janice’s sister Karen (Mike) Mehok, Minneapolis, MN; and several nieces and nephews.

Arnold was preceded in death by his parents and Janice’s parents, Harry and Fern Benson; brother-in-law Bob Arnold; and sister-in-law Ardelle Veldhouse and her husband Duane.


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