Arlo Ohlhauser

Arlo F. Ohlhauser, 86, died Jan. 1, 2018, at Strasburg Care Center. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at Bismarck Funeral Home. A private family burial will be held at a later date.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Bismarck Funeral Home.

Arlo F. Ohlhauser was born June 27, 1931, on a farm in Livona, to Fred J. and Christine (Schnaible) Ohlhauser. He attended school west of Linton. Arlo married Phyllis Schneider on Nov. 10, 1951. Following their marriage they lived southwest of Hazelton from 1955 to 1958. They then moved west of Linton, where they farmed until his retirement.

Arlo served on the board of Farmers Union Oil Co., and also drove school bus for many years for Linton Public Schools. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, speaking German, fishing, hunting, playing cards, and shooting pool. He was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his daughters, Audrey Ekstrom (Myles Deisz), Bismarck, Donna Thomas, Irvine, Calif., Sue (Garland) Erickson, Minot, Arla (Syd) Lawler, Bismarck, Melissa (Andy) Knoepfler, Woodbury, Minn.; sons, Kevin (Kim) Ohlhauser, Minot, Tom (Marlys) Ohlhauser, Linton, and Jerry (Thecla) Ohlhauser, Baldwin; brother, Arnold, Hazelton; 18 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis; parents, Fred and Christine; brothers, Donald and Willis; son-in-law, Dennis Ekstrom; and grandson, Cory Ohlhauser.

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