COLBY, Kan. -- Arlo Vinton Edwards, 92, died Friday (March 4, 2005) at Prairie Senior Living Complex in Colby, Kan.
He was born Jan. 2, 1913, to James Frank and Fannie Mabel (Bird) Edwards in Atwood. He attended high school in Atwood. For several years he worked in the timber industry in Oregon and Washington.
On Jan. 15, 1944, he married Margaret Hanchett.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving from 1942 until 1945 in the 90th Headquarters Division. As an infantry man, he participated in the Normandy Invasion on D-Day, fought in major battles and received several meritorious awards including Sharpshooter, the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.
After returning from Germany he farmed and ranched in Rawlins County and raised registered Appaloosa horses until his retirement. He moved to Colby in 1977.
He was a member of the Atwood Methodist Church and the Wesleyan Church of Colby, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and the Lions Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Murray Edwards of Atwood; and four sisters, Erlyce Nelson of Odessa, Texas, Doris Henningsen of Manitou Springs, Colo., Leta John of Roswell, N.M., and Erma Pepperl of Colorado Springs, Colo.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret of Goodland and sister-in-law, Maude Edwards of Atwood.
Services are Tuesday, 10 a.m., at Wesleyan Church in Colby with the Rev. Eugene Rothfuss officiating. Interment will be in Atwood Fairview Cemetery with military rites provided by Sam Hubbard Post No. 46, American Legion.
Friends may call today until 9 p.m., at the Brantley Funeral Home in Atwood.
Memorials may be given to the Wesleyan Church of Colby.
Brantley Funeral Home of Atwood is in charge of the arrangements.