Arlo Meffert Ambuehl, 93, of Grantfork, IL, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in Bolivar, MO.
Arlo was born on Easter Sunday, April 1, 1923, on the family farm north of Highland in Saline Township, the son of Edwin and Lydia Anna (nee Meffert) Ambuehl. Arlo was proud of his Swiss ancestors who immigrated to Madison County in 1830.
Arlo attended Kaufman Country grade school and Highland High School, from which he graduated in 1941. He then attended Milk Testers School at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana after which he was employed as a Milk Tester for Bond County Sanitation Milk. Later he was employed at American Steel Company in Granite City. He farmed most of his life in Saline Township, raising both beef and dairy cattle as well as a variety of crops. He was a farmer who was a conservationist. He knew a noxious week when he saw it and pulled it up. He kept a weed-free farm and was still pulling weeds by hand into his 90's.
He lived in Saline Township all of his life until two years ago when he retired to Warsaw, MO.
Arlo attended Grantfork United Church of Christ and was a former member of Madison County Farm Bureau. He enjoyed attending the Madison County Fair and listening to blue grass music. He also loved airplanes and earned his private pilot’s license in 1957. He really loved motorhomes and traveled extensively throughout the United States in his motorhome. He knew more about motorhomes than most salesmen.
He is survived by his Daughter, Mary Lewis, Branson, MO; Grandchildren, Brad (Robin) Lewis, Liberty, MO, Ty (Tara) Lewis, Branson, MO, Christy (Josh) Jones, Ft Worth, TX, Heather (Nathan) Berberbeia, Ozark, MO; Seven Great-Grandchildren, Kyle Lewis, Kali Lewis, Caleb Lewis, Kelsey Lewis, Grantham Jones, Dalton Jones, Hayes Berbereia; Many nieces, nephews, and other extended family including one special nephew, Floyd (Lynn) Klaus.
He was preceded in death by his Parents, Edwin and Lydia Ambuehl; Sister, Alice (Floyd) Klaus; Brothers, Vernon (Velma Weiss) Ambuehl, Alfred (Mary Ann) Ambuehl.
Visitation: Monday, March 20, 2017, from 9:00 – 11:00 am, at Meridith Funeral Home, Highland, Illinois
Funeral Service: Monday, March 20, 2017, at 11:00 am, Meridith Funeral Home.
Interment: Highland City Cemetery, Highland, IL
Meridith Funeral Home, Highland, Illinois.