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Philip Lawrence Arneson age 59 of Elk Mound passed away on August 21, 2018 at home.

Philip was born to Durward and Marietta (Goettl) Arneson on November 12, 1958 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.  He was the oldest of five children.  He married Nancy Jean Lund on January 13, 1979 at Rock Creek Lutheran Church of Rock Falls Wisconsin.

Phil helped on his family’s farm while he was growing up, which impacted his decision to continuing farming as he got older.  He farmed all his life from the time he was first able to work on the farm to the day he died. When he wasn’t laboring in the fields, he spent a lot of time in his extremely large garden. Phil loved to play practical jokes on his neighbors, but was always there to lend a helping hand when someone was in need. His biggest passions in life were hunting, fishing, watching sports, and in the last few years being a beloved grandpa.

Philip is survived by his wife of 39 years; Nancy, their three sons; Christopher, Dennis (Kristin) and their children Colin and Brede, and Jamie Arneson, brothers; Timothy (Carolyn) of Castle Hayne, North Carolina, and Steven Arneson of Cornell, sisters; Edith (Bob) Jedrzejewski of Chippewa Falls, and Barbara (Donney) Bresina of Cornell.

He will be dearly missed by all his family and friends.

Funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Rock Creek Lutheran Church, N1101 810th St, Mondovi, WI 54755 with Pastor Paul Oppedahl officiating.  Visitation will take place at Hulke Family Funeral Home on Monday, August 27, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. and on Tuesday morning at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place in the Spring Brook Cemetery in the Town of Spring Brook immediately following the funeral service.

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Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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