Funeral services for Arlo Nash, 79, of rural Perkins County, SD will be Friday, July 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Hettinger, ND. Rev. Paul Lindt will officiate and burial will follow at the Hettinger Cemetery. Visitations will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the United Methodist Church and from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 on Friday afternoon. A Gathering of Family and Friends will be on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church.
Arlo unexpectedly passed away where he loved to be, at his home west of Lodgepole, SD on Monday morning, July 14, 2014. Arlo Nash was born the eleventh child of Ed and Sophie (Iverson) Nash on February 25, 1935, at home in Glendo Township of Perkins County, SD. Arlo was baptized at the Glendo Methodist Church as an infant and received his education at the Glendo rural school. At an early age he was mentored and employed by Kelly and Carol Swanson and has always felt blessed that he and Phyllis were able to purchase their place in 1966 where they have resided ever since. Prior to purchasing the farm he worked for Ed Cornella of Skelly Oil and Gordon and Gudrun Romness. On July 22, 1961, he was united in marriage to Phyllis Englehart of Bison, SD, to this union Arvera and Forrest were born. Arlo and Phyllis and children attended the Bethany United Methodist Church until its closing May of 1993. Arlo was actively involved in his church and community, serving on several boards. After retirement Arlo enjoyed driving tractor for neighbors Don & Dave Nash and Leo Strid.
Blessed for having shared in his life are his wife, Phyllis; his children, Arvera (Mike) McQuistion, Ft. Pierre, SD and Forrest (Angel) Nash, Manning, ND; special niece, Mardell (Ron) Bucklin of Sisseton, SD; his grandchildren, Zach and Ally McQuistion, Kate Soreide, Jake (Jillian) Soreide, Dan (Jesse) Soreide, Ricky (Hannah) Scull and Nathan Scull and 6 1/2 great grandchildren; his sisters, Yvonne Hendricks, Hettinger, ND and Thelma Drolc, Miles City, MT. Arlo is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Nan Nash, Mary Nash, Lela Mae Englehart, Lucille Stoeser, Edith Kok, and Faye Schell and brothers-in-law Dean Englehart and Llewellyn (Karen) Englehart and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arlo was preceded in death by his parents; step father, George Sankey; five brothers, Ervin, Lloyd, Ernie, Jim and Claude Nash and three sisters, Clara Shong, Flora Ellingson and Dorothy Beld.
Arlo will be dearly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. Arlo lived what he believed – that life is as simple, and yet difficult, as treating others as you wish to be treated.
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A memorial in Arlo’s name will be established by his family.