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Arlo G. Lindhorst

June 22, 1928 — March 1, 2019

Arlo G. Lindhorst, 90, of Marysville, Kan., died March 1, 2019 at Community Memorial Healthcare in Marysville. Visitation will be Monday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Kinsley Mortuary.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 5 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Marysville.  Rev. Philip Miller will officiate.   The musicians will be Grace Miller and Jenna Fredrickson.  Music will include “Homeward Bound”, “How Great Thou Art”, “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” and “Amazing Grace”. The pallbearers will be Evan Pollman, Blake Pollman, Lane Lindhorst, Brian Robbins, Adam Lindhorst, Matt Lindhorst and James Barr. The honorary pallbearers will be Brittney Barr, Brooke Robbins, Jenna Fredrickson and Abby Fredrickson. Burial will be in the Marysville City Cemetery. Arlo was born on June 22, 1928 on a farm west of Linn, Kansas to George and Lydia (Duensing) Lindhorst.  He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Linn.  In 1946, he graduated from Linn Rural High School.  After graduation, he was a route truck driver for Washington County Co-op Creamery until 1948. He served in the US Air Force from 1948-51. He then moved to Clay Center where he managed W. W. Smith & Sons Furniture & Appliance, later known as Orr’s Furniture City, for ten years. During that time, he met Nila Jean Schwarz of Home, Kan., at a roller-skating party at VFW Club 36.  They married on October 16, 1955 and made their home in Clay Center.  In 1961, Arlo became a financial advisor and later district sales manager with Investors Diversified Service (IDS) where he worked until his retirement in 2000. In 1962, they moved to Washington and then to Marysville in 1963 where they raised their four children.  Together they owned and operated the Marysville Wash & Dry Laundromat for 17 years.  They celebrated 51 years of marriage before Nila’s passing on November 4, 2006. On February 13, 2011, Arlo married the former Pauline Hatesohl of Linn.  Arlo had just celebrated his 90th birthday in June 2018. Arlo was a long-time member of the Lions Club and active member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church where he served as elder and held many elected offices.  He also enjoyed fellowship with the Old Buzzard’s Coffee Club and playing pool at the Senior Citizens Center. He was a man with a positive attitude and a smile for everyone.  He was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  Family was his greatest joy and proudest legacy.  He was a firm believer in keeping healthy and exercising.  He enjoyed visiting with people and didn’t know a stranger. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nila; and sisters, Luella Neill and Ethel Stohs. Survivors include his wife Pauline; children, Alan (Lana) Lindhorst, Wamego, Shelley (Mark) Pollman, Wymore, Neb., Craig (Jan) Lindhorst, Marysville, and Lynette (Ric) Fredrickson, Concordia;  step-sons, Stan (Ann) Hatesohl, Great Bend, Steve (Mary) Hatesohl, Shawnee, Mark (Pamela) Hatesohl, Manhattan, and David (Julie) Hatesohl, Manhattan; brother, Eldred Lindhorst, Cameron, Mo.; nine grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, five step great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. A memorial fund has been established and will be designated later.  Contributions may be sent in care of Kinsley Mortuary. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Arlo G. Lindhorst, please visit our flower store.

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