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Henry 'Buck' Knute Arneson Jr

Obituary Date: Monday, June 3, 2013

Henry "Buck" Knute Arneson Jr, passed away due to complications of Alzheimer's on May 21, 2013 in Cumming, Georgia. He was born on May 10, 1931 to Lillian Krone and Henry Knute Arneson. He was a devoted family man and will be missed greatly by his loved ones and friends.

"Buck" lived in many places throughout the US while growing up, however he considered, Thief River Falls, Minnesota his hometown. He was a veteran of the Korean War, earning a Combat Infantry Badge, a Purple Heart, and the Bronze and Silver Stars. In addition, he spent time at the University of Minnesota, and was a member of the Chi Psi Fraternity. He settled in suburban Maryland to raise his family. After a long career as a Budget Director in the Human Resources Department at NASA, he retired to spend time enjoying hobbies such as traveling, reading, boating and spending time with family.

He was a dedicated spouse and father and is survived by his loving wife Sharon Arneson; daughter Keri Arneson Hutchins and son-in-law, Ken Hutchins of Magnolia, Delaware; daughter Linda Arneson of Chester, Maryland; daughter Susan Arneson Maloof and son-in-law, Robert Maloof of Davidsonville, Maryland; and daughter Kristen Arneson Durant and son-in-law, Brian Durant of Cumming, Georgia. In addition, he is survived by 11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, his sister-in-law and brother, Meredith and Jon Arneson; and sister, Candy Arneson, as well as many extended family and friends

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Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA 30040 (770) 886-9899
Funeral Date
06/12/2013 at 12:00AM
Funeral Home
McDonald and Son Funeral Home