R.G. Arneson
  • 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 was 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. took place 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.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Wallis Marsh on 8th February 2017

"My twin brother and I met RG on the football field in 9th grade.  We lived in McCook.  The next 3 years of our lives we were in the weight room almost everyday knowing the only way to beat North Platte was to get bigger and faster and stronger because RG Arneson was a Man Mountain.  We lost to North Platte by 1 point our Sr year.  We owe every bit of success we had to RG.  Our desire to compete and earn his respect pushed us 365 days a year.  We had the opportunity to get to know him better in college.  We went to OU but had NU friends that were Delts.  We discussed him a lot over the years.  He is one of the people that I will always envy and admire.  He was so significant to me and my twin brother and we were lucky enough to tell him that.  God Bless to the family."

This tribute was added by HENDRICK POLANCO on 2nd February 2017

"My deepest condolences.  May these few words from the Holy Scriptures bring you comfort in your time of grief...
John 11:32-45
32 And so Mary, when she arrived where Jesus was and caught sight of him, fell at his feet, saying to him: “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33 Jesus, therefore, when he saw her weeping and the Jews that came with her weeping, groaned in the spirit and became troubled; 34 and he said: “Where have YOU laid him?” They said to him: “Lord, come and see.” 35 Jesus gave way to tears. 36 Therefore the Jews began to say: “See, what affection he used to have for him!” 37 But some of them said: “Was not this [man] that opened the eyes of the blind man able to prevent this one from dying?”
38 Hence Jesus, after groaning again within himself, came to the memorial tomb. It was, in fact, a cave, and a stone was lying against it.39 Jesus said: “TAKE the stone away.” Martha, the sister of the deceased, said to him: “Lord, by now he must smell, for it is four days.”40 Jesus said to her: “Did I not tell you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” 41 Therefore they took the stone away. Now Jesus raised his eyes heavenward and said: “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42 True, I knew that you always hear me; but on account of the crowd standing around I spoke, in order that they might believe that you sent me forth.” 43 And when he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice: “Laz´a·rus, come on out!” 44The [man] that had been dead came out with his feet and hands bound with wrappings, and his countenance was bound about with a cloth. Jesus said to them: “Loose him and let him go.”
45 Therefore many of the Jews that had come to Mary and that beheld what he did put faith in him;
Please go to the following link for more information regarding the Hope expressed in this passage

This tribute was added by Susan Welsh on 6th January 2017

"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!)"

This tribute was added by Roger Fuhrman on 5th January 2017

"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."

This tribute was added by donna star on 31st December 2016

"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"

This tribute was added by R. F., on 30th December 2016

"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"

This tribute was added by Connie Bockus on 26th December 2016

"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."

This tribute was added by Wynette Loyd on 20th December 2016

"Abbie and family.  So sorry for your loss.  RG was an amazing man.  Thoughts and prayers to you and your family."

This tribute was added by Tracy Refior on 20th December 2016

"Abbie and Family

So sorry to hear about your brother!!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family!!"

This tribute was added by Melinda Tyler on 19th December 2016

"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."

This tribute was added by Michelle Thompson on 17th December 2016

"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."

This tribute was added by Peggy Oltmans on 16th December 2016

"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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