February 25, 2012 in Obituaries

Obituary: Kringle, Arleigh Leland


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Arleigh Leland
(Age 93)

Arleigh, our dear Dad, was amazing! Faithfulness was his hallmark. Arleigh peacefully went home to be with the Lord he loved and served on February 20, 2012. Arleigh was reared in Webster, WI by Norwegian parents. At age 12 he met Vivian, a vivacious Irish girl, and he told his Grandmother, “I’m going to marry Vivian some day!” That promise became reality, and Arleigh and Vivian were married in 1944 and moved to Spokane, Washington. Vivian preceded him to glory in 2009. Arleigh will be greatly missed by his children: Ken and Iva Kringle, Bonnie and Tom Kopp, Connie and Geoff Griffith, and Shelley and Rich Paulsen. Their daughter, Kathie, and son-in-law, Hampton Keathley, have also preceded him to glory. Arleigh has 22 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at Heritage Funeral Home, 508 N. Government Way, on Saturday, March 17, 2012, at 1:00 PM as family and friends gather to celebrate the life of this humble, hard-working man of God. He will be missed!

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