Arnold L. VanLue, 84

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

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

He married Roma V. Bahney on May 17, 1953 in the Emmanuel United Methodist Church near Gilead; 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, as well as the National Suffolk Sheep Association and the Indiana Auctioneer Association.

Survivors include his wife, Roma VanLue, Roann; son, Roland W. (Sara) VanLue, Kokomo; Lila (Steven) Hammer, North Manchester; grandchildren Jared (Kristy) VanLue, Las Vegas, Nev., and Amber (Eddie) Johnston, Bloomington; step-grandchildren Kelly A. (David) Keim, Berne, Brian (Krista) Lord, Franklin, Tenn.; Frank Lord and Christine Kennedy both of Kokomo, and Eddy Lord, Hollywood, Calif.; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Nancy S. Vanlue, Fort Wayne, and a brother-in-law, William Bahney, Boise, Idaho.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Alice (Tom) Caudill.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at Hartzler Funeral Home 305 W Rochester St., Akron. The Rev. Phil Pratt will officiate. Burial will be in Athens Cemetery, Athens. 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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Posted on 2018 Sep 14