Bruce Artherholt, 74

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Bruce W. Artherholt, 74, of Red Oak, died Sunday, June 24, 2012, at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak.

Bruce Wade Artherholt was born to George W. and Evelyn Opal (Strom) Artherholt Nov. 15, 1937, in Red Oak. He grew up in Red Oak and in 1955, graduated from Red Oak High School.

Bruce attended Grinnell College, graduating in l959 with a degree in economics. He then moved to Mason City where he was a bank examiner for several years. He also served in the Iowa Army National Guard, being activated during the Cuban Missile Crisis.  

Bruce began his 30 year career with the Thos D. Murphy Company in 1962 with the accounting department (and later in sales) while living in Omaha. He moved to Red Oak in l966.

Bruce married Janice Borkowski June l9, 1971, in Manning. Bruce and Janice owned and operated Ingmand Dog Food Company from 1978 to l985.

Following the closing of the Murphy Company, Bruce worked for Bankers Advertising and then for the Pella Corporation.

He enjoyed golfing and playing cards, especially poker. Bruce loved being outdoors hunting and fishing, along with yard work and in later years, feeding the birds and squirrels. He also, enjoyed watching golf and football on T.V.

Bruce was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church and a past member of the Red Oak Elks Lodge, having served as Exalted Ruler, Rotary Club, Optimist Club, Jaycees, having served as President of all three, the Red Oak Ambassadors and Demolay as a teenager.

Bruce is preceded in death by his father, George W. Artherholt; mother, Evelyn O. Lomas; step-father, Thomas B. Lomas; and brother-in-law, Keith Collier.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Artherholt, of Red Oak; daughter, Lisa Artherholt, of Anita; brother, Dr. William (Alice) Artherholt, of Red Oak; sister, Ann Collier, of Columbia, Mo.; brothers-in-law, Lyle (Marlene) Borkowski, of Manning, and Lenus (Kristi) Borkowski, of Manning; sister-in-law, Jo Ann (Roger) Musfeldt, of Omaha; 11 nieces and nephews, Amy Spainhower, Heidi Michaelain, Wade Artherholt, Cindy Lopez, Kari Deal, Amy Borkowski, Lucas Borkowski, Travis Borkowski, Marcus Borkowski, Aaron Musfeldt and Adam Musfeldt, along with their families; and by other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will take place Wednesday, June 27, at 2 p.m., at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Red Oak. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Rev. Dr. George Hooper is officiating. Visitation with the family present will be Tuesday from 5-7 p.m., at Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home.

Memorials may be directed to the Bruce Artherholt Memorial. and condolences may be shared with the family at www.sldfuneralhome.com. Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.