- 50 years old
- Date of birth: Jun 11, 1966
- Place of birth:
Denver, Colorado, United States
- Date of passing: Dec 7, 2016
- Place of passing:
Lakewood, Colorado, United States
|"Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul, there is no separation." Rumi|
This memorial website was created in memory of our brother, Robert Gordon “R.G.” Arneson. He will live forever in our hearts.
Robert Gordon “R.G.” Arneson passed away in his sleep due to complications from diabetes at home on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 in Lakewood, Colorado at the age of 50. R.G. was born June 11, 1966 to Richard Glen Arneson and Nancy Tucker Arneson in Denver, Colorado.
The Arneson family moved to North Platte, Nebraska in 1979. R.G. loved growing up in North Platte, and was often heard saying “Moving to North Platte was one of the best things that ever happened to me.” R.G. was active in many things during his teen years, but his passion was football. R.G. graduated from North Platte High School in 1985, and then went on to The University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity, and was an offensive lineman for the Nebraska Cornhusker football team.
After graduating from UNL in 1990, R.G. had a successful 26 year career in sales, marketing, and customer service. He lived in various cities over the years, including Kansas City, Northern California, North Platte, and for the last eight years, in Denver. His most recent employment was with Taylor of the Rockies.
While living in Northern California, R.G. met and married Jennifer Irene Reed. Their two sons, Reed and Gavin, were the pride and joy of R.G.’s life. Reed is a freshman at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, and Gavin is a senior at Clear Creek High School in Evergreen, Colorado.
R.G. was a man with many friends and admirers, a quick wit and a great sense of humor, and was also known for his straightforward, genuine nature. You always knew how R.G. felt, what he stood for, and he was always up for a conversation on any level concerning just about any subject. There are many people and friends, far and wide, who were influenced in some way by R.G. R.G.’s passions included Cornhusker and college football, furthering his spirituality, the people and history of the state of Nebraska, fine food and dining, entertaining guests in his home, golfing, travel, NASCAR, gardening, and the great outdoors.
R.G. is survived by his sons, Reed Gordon Arneson and Gavin Tucker Arneson, both of Lakewood, Colorado; his father, Richard Glen Arneson of Parker, Colorado; his brother, Tucker Glen Arneson and sister-in-law, Julia Allen Arneson and their daughters, Sara Arneson and Catherine Arneson, all of Fort Collins, Colorado; his sister, Abbie Gail Arneson-Titze, and her daughter Caroline Titze and son Samuel Titze of Mitchell, South Dakota.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Tucker Arneson of Denver, Colorado.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2017 at Faith Mountain Church, 12344 W Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, Colorado 80228.
Following the service, a Remembrance Celebration in honor of R.G. will be held at Baldoria on the Water, 146 Van Gordon Street, in Lakewood from 2:30-5:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, a Memorial Fund has been established to help with the immediate and ongoing needs of the boys. The fund has been set up at SANDHILLS STATE BANK. Donations can be made by mail to the R.G. Arneson Memorial Fund, care of Sandhills State Bank, PO Box 548, Bassett, Nebraska 68714, or in care of Abbie Arneson Titze, 619 McCabe Street, Mitchell, South Dakota 57301. Wire transfers can be initiated by contacting Sandhills State Bank.
"Abbie and family, my mom Sandy Howerter just call to tell me about RG, so sorry to hear of his passing. I remember hanging at Tuck-away when we were kids. She also told me that his son Reed is at Western, what's his major? I'm thinking my daughter may connect with him and tell him his grandma and hers were best friends! Hugs to you all. (On a side note I almost named my son after Tucker, always loved the name!)"
"Abbie and others... Our Deepest condolences on RG's passing. I just wanted to share that he was always a positive spirited co-worker at Taylor, and could always be counted on for a positive spin on work there. Thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys."
"I don't know you or your loved one, but I do understand your pain and my deepest prayers and condolences are with you. God breathed out and R.G. was born; God breathed in and took R.G. home. Blessings upon you and your family to help you through this tragic loss. donna Star"
"I'm sorry for the loss of Mr. Arnson.I didn't know him personally, but by all the loving messages left, it's evident that he was an amazing person. Death is hard for everyone, but it's hardest on our loving heavenly father. He never intended for us to grow old, get sick, or die. He promises to restore our lost loved ones back to us at John 5:28, 29 where it reads "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good to a resurrection of life..." Imagine seeing Mr. Arnson again but this time he's healthier than he's ever been and no one has to worry about getting sick or dieing ever again. This is the hope that our Father in heaven gives us. I hope that these words bring you the comfort and peace that you need at these times."
"Please accept my deepest condolence and prayer for the loss of your beloved brother and friend, R.G. Healing starts with family and friends.. God will give you lasting comfort as he navigate you safely toward your new journeys in your lives. Psalm 73:23, 24"
"So very sorry to see you have lost your brother. Our family remembers your mother, Nancy, as she was a cousin to our mother, Margaret Sherman Peterson. My grandmother was Helen Fiddock Sherman. Uncle Eddie Fiddock was her brother. My mother is now 86 & lives in Gothenburg NE & we saw RG's obit in the N Platte newspaper. Prayers for your Family & God Bless you all."
"Abbie and family. So sorry for your loss. RG was an amazing man. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family."
"Abbie and Family
So sorry to hear about your brother!!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family!!"
"So sorry to hear about R.G. passing. He was an excellent man and a wonderful friend. He'll be missed. Prayers to his family."
"Abbie and families, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. R.G. was an outstanding man and friendly to everyone. Prayers to you all. God Bless."
"Abbie and family. So sorry to hear about RG's passing. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers."
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