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Arnold Henry Wibben

July 18, 1927 — January 21, 2020

George, IA 

     Arnold Wibben age 92 of George, Iowa died Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley, IA.

     Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 25th at the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in George, IA, with Reverend John Pea officiating.

     Burial will follow in the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery of George, with military honors by Jack Sauter American Legion Post 404.

     Visitation will be Friday, January 24th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of George, IA.

     In lieu of flowers family prefer memorials, which will be directed to Ebenezer Presbyterian Church or Sheldon Christian School.

     Arnold Henry Wibben was born July 18, 1927 at his home northwest of George, Iowa the son of Henry and Kathryn (Stueven) Wibben. He attended country school through the 8th grade. Arnold was drafted into the United States Army in 1952 and served his country in the Korean War being honorably discharged in August of 1954. When he returned home, he farmed and worked at Sudenga Industry.

     Arnold was united in marriage to Eleanor Klaassen on June 24, 1959 at the First Presbyterian Church in Sibley, Iowa. They lived and farmed northwest of George until moving into town in 1993.

     He was a member of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in George where he served as a Trustee. Arnold also was a member of the American Legion Post 404 in George.

     We will miss our time with grandpa; celebrating birthdays, holidays, and eating Chinese food. We appreciated how hard he worked, his love for farming, enjoying time at home with family, being a proud military veteran, a good and helpful neighbor, and worshiping with their Ebenezer Church family. We are thankful he is at peace, home with the Lord.

     Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Eleanor; one son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Marla of Sheldon, IA; three grandchildren, Carter, Evan, Ella; one sister, Berdeen Ackerman of Sibley, IA; also, many nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

     Arnold was preceded in death by his son, Timothy; his parents; one sister, Doris Willemssen; and two brothers-in-law, Marvin Willemssen and Marlyn Ackerman.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, January 24, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Jurrens Funeral Home of George

300 East Dakota Avenue, George, IA 51237

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Ebenezer Presbyterian Church

300 East Iowa Avenue, George, IA 51237

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