Arnold Helmer Wennerberg passed away at Warm Beach Health Center on June 17, 2019. He was born in Seattle, Washington, on August 7, 1924 to Hilmer and Elin Wennerberg. In 1925, the family moved to Stanwood, where he has lived for 93 years.
He graduated in 1943 from Lincoln High School, Stanwood. He worked on a chicken farm and at the Carnation milk plant. He was then drafted into the army and stationed at Fort Lewis and Japan. After being discharged, he began carpentry work for over 50 years. He built and remodeled many churches, homes, and commercial buildings in a job he loved.
Arnold married Mary Woge of Marysville on October 4, 1957. They had four children. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Elsie Fifield, and his son Greg (2017). He is survived by his wife Mary, his daughter Lisa Finley (Michael), his sons Arne (Diane) and Eric, as well as ten grandchildren and five great-granddaughters. He loved the Lord and was always active in the church. He is the only original member of New View church, previously called Stanwood Assembly of God, where his memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 29, at 1 p.m 8028 - 272nd St. NW, Stanwood.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to New View Church (missions), or Hospice of the Northwest, 227 Freeway Drive, Mount Vernon.