Arlan was called home to be with his Lord October 14, 2020, at Oakbrook nursing home in Thorp.
Arlan was born Dec. 13, 1938, in the township of Mayville to Frank and Mildred (Neitzel) Hamm. He attended Brady Grade School and Dorchester high school. He went to heavy equipment school in Pennsylvania. He also attended Lay School of Ministry of northwest Synod of WI.
Arlan was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran in Curtiss, he served as the council president,Sundayschoolteacher,andconfirmation leader for many years. He also served as the village president, and the town of Hoard treasurer. Arlan worked as a carpenter at Pathfinder Spencer and Liberty Homes of Dorchester. Then he farmed west of Curtiss on Romadka Ave. until 1993. He also drove delivery truck for Curtiss Metal Connection and Marge’s Flowers.
His passion was growing flowers, cooking and helping everyone out. He enjoyed playing dartball with friends, playing cards with Aunt Hannah, and watching WWF wrestling with his nephews Kris and Kenny. He loved eating popcorn and laughing.
Arlan is survived by a brother, Gary (June) Hamm of Curtiss; a sister, Donna (Duane) Schmidt of Stanley; and many nieces and nephews: Sherry Looker and family of Rochester, Minn., Julie Fink and family Rochester, Minn., Jeff (Lois) Fischer and family of Colby, David (Reshell) Fischer of Jim Falls, Kristin Schmidt and family of Abbotsford, Janet (Tony) Schmidt and family of Chippewa Falls and Rev. Kenneth (Sarah) Schmidt and family of Stanley; and 16 great nieces and nephews and many cousins.
Arlan was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Judy Klemke and husband Larry.
A private service will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran in Curtiss on October 24, 2020, at 11 a.m. Family and friends can watch the service live on the funeral home’s Facebook page or after service anytime on Facebook or the website. Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home of Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.
A Celebration of Life will be at a later date because of covid.
Heartfelt thanks to the staff at Oakbrook Home for their care and love for Arlan these past four years. Dementia is a tough disease to deal with.
Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com.
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