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Lelon Arthur

2/9/1940 - 10/29/2023


Lelon Arthur, 83, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2023, at Friendship Haven in Fort Dodge.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at Ewing Funeral Home, 1801 Central Avenue East in Clarion with a brief memorial service at 3:00 PM.

Lelon Merle Arthur, the son of Gaylen and Bertha (Lundy) Arthur, was born February 9, 1940 in Clarion, Iowa.  Lelon grew up and attended school in Clarion.

He knew at a young age that he wanted to work on cars for a living.  He started his career working for Hermie Nelson in Clarion before moving to Emmetsburg where he worked for Ken Krause Motors. He then moved back to Clarion to open his own shop specializing in restoring cars.

He was united in marriage to Carol Ann Draeger in September of 1957.  To this union four daughters were born.  The couple raised their family in Emmetsburg and Clarion.

In his free time, Lelon enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking. He was a fan of Glen Campbell, Westerns, and Patrick Mahomes.  Most of all, Lelon loved being around his family and playing card, board and yard games.

He will be missed for his sense of humor, his tricks and his family man heart.

He is survived by his daughters, Cindy (Jeff) Amspoker of Manson, Shelly (Mike) Mehan of Fort Dodge, Sue (Mark Gargano) Mileham of Fort Dodge and Steve Mileham, and Sherry (Willy) Moore of Wichita, Kansas;  15 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; brother Wayne (Barb) Arthur of Alexander along with many nieces, nephews and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Carol, and siblings Alvin, Eldon, Elmer, Archie, Gail, Leo, Larry and Sadie.