Akron,  Mentone

Arnold L. VanLue

Arnold L. VanLue, 84, of rural Roann, Indiana passed at 3:45 am, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at Timbercrest Senior Living Community of North Manchester, Indiana.

He was born on Oct. 15, 1933 in Fulton County, Indiana, Henry Township to Myron J. and Ruth (Ratliff) Vanlue.

He married on May 17, 1953 in the Emmanuel United Methodist Church near Gilead, Indiana to Roma V. Bahney, she survives.

Arnold was an auctioneer for many years as well as a farmer and a general contractor. Together with his wife, they raised and showed Suffolk Sheep in many states. Over the years of showing sheep they won many notable awards. He was also a wood worker and has proudly displayed his craftsmanship since 1976 at the Indiana State Fair.

He was a 1951 graduate of Akron High School. He also graduated from the Reppert Auction School of Decatur, Ind. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Korean War. He was a member of the Emmanuel Church of Gilead, Ind. as well as the National Suffolk Sheep Association and the Indiana Auctioneer Association.

Survivors and place of residence: Wife – Roma VanLue – Roann, Ind.
Son – Roland W. and wife Sara VanLue – Kokomo, Ind.
Daughter – Lila and husband Steven Hammer – North Manchester, Ind.
Grandchildren – Jared and wife Kristy VanLue – Las Vegas, Nevada Amber and husband Eddie Johnston – Bloomington, Ind.
Step Grandchildren -Kelly A. and husband David Keim – Berne, Ind. Brian and wife Krista Lord – Franklin, Tenn. Frank Lord and Christine Kennedy – Kokomo, Ind. Eddy Lord – Hollywood, California
15 Great Grandchildren Sister – Nancy S. Vanlue – Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Brother-in-law –William Bahney – Boise, Idaho

Preceded in Death By: Parents Sister – Alice and husband Tom Caudill

Time and Date of Services: 10:30 am, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 Place of Services: Hartzler Funeral Home 305 West Rochester Street Akron, Indiana Minister: Rev. Phil Pratt Place of Burial: Athens Cemetery, Athens, Indiana where graveside military rites will be performed by the Fulton County Honor Guard Visitation Hours: 2 pm to 6 pm, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, Indiana

Memorial Contributions to: Emmanuel United Methodist Church or to the Wounded Warrior Project

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