Arlo Arthur Grubb was born March 9, 1931, on the family farm northeast of Kingsley in Henry Township, to Henry and Estella (Davis) Grubb. He attended country school near his home for eight years, then was needed to help his father on the farm.
Arlo was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean War. He served his country from October 1952 until his honorable discharge July 13, 1954. Upon being discharged from the service, Arlo returned home to the family farm until the farm was sold in February 1984.
Arlo was united in marriage to Audrey J. Rimmer on July 29, 1969 at the Kingsley United Methodist Church. They continued to live on the "home place" and farmed while Arlo attended WITC receiving his GED on March 10, 1970.
After graduation, Arlo became a welder for Missouri Valley Steel and later went to work for Gross McCoy Implement in Marcus. In June of 1975, Arlo began his 20 year career with the City of Kingsley, retiring in 1995.
During a blizzard Jan. 10, 1975, Arlo and Audrey moved to Kingsley.
Arlo and Audrey enjoyed traveling to 49 of the 50 states. They enjoyed traveling and spending time with the notorious group who called themselves the "Rimmer, Party of 8." Arlo was a longtime member of the Kingsley United Methodist Church and served over 30 years on the Kingsley Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a 50-year member of the American Legion Nash Post 140.
Left to cherish his memory are his son, Lauren and Patty Grubb of Kingsley, and their children, Lisa and Paul Niebuhr (Elias, Elisabeth, and Evan) of Le Mars, Laura and Dierk Breytspraak of Kingsley (Kyle Grubb), Tom and Melissa Grubb of Kingsley (Aaron), and Jerry and Amy Grubb (Austin and Jonathan), all of Kingsley; his son, Lyle Grubb of Marathon and his children, Robert of Albert City, Jean and Dennis Richter of Rapid City, S.D., William and Kim, also of Albert City. He will also be remembered by his brother-in-law, Ken and Hope Rimmer of Spirit Lake; a sister-in-law, Maroldine Grabe of Kingsley; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Estella (Davis) Grubb; his wife, Audrey on Oct. 19, 2010; two brothers, Lowell and Arvin Grubb; and four sisters, Lois Cuthrell Kowalski, Avis Campbell, Nona Ideker, and Nola Heeney.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church in Kingsley, with the Rev. Roger Kurtenbach officiating. Interment with military honors provided by the American Legion Nash Post 140 will be in the Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be after 5 p.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Kingsley, followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service Wednesday evening at the church. Visitation will continue Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until service time.
Pallbearers will be Tom Grubb, Jerry Grubb, Dierk Breytspraak, Paul Niebuhr, Elias Niebuhr, and Kyle Grubb. Honorary casket bearers will be past and present members of the Kingsley Volunteer Fire Department.
Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars.
Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.