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Arnold W. McKenzie

July 7, 1929 ~ February 13, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Arnold McKenzie Obituary


Arnold W. McKenzie, 94, of St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at the Christian Community Home in Osceola, Wisconsin.  

Arnold was born on July 7, 1929, in Balsam Lake, WI, the son of Edward and Evelyn (Weed) McKenzie.  

In July of 1950, he enlisted at 21 with the United States Navy and became a welder for the Seabees based out of Port Hueneme, California.  His proudest moment was playing baseball while in the service.  Yet earned the National Defense Service Medal for his service during the Korean War. 

After leaving the military, he started working in the insurance industry as an adjuster which eventually led to meeting his wife, Mary.  On July 23, 1966, he married Mary J. Carlson at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They both worked in the insurance industry until 1974 when they moved to Arnold’s parents’ farm across from Deer Lake in Balsam Lake Township. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward, and Evelyn; his wife, Mary; and daughter, Susan Wolter.

He is survived by his granddaughter, Rachel (Joseph) Yates; great-grandson, Colin Manninen; great-granddaughter, Gabryelle Manninen; and, many loving relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Kolstad Family Funeral Home on Friday, March 1, 2024 from 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Spring interment will be at Balsam Lake Cemetery.

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Celebration of Life - Open House
March 1, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kolstad Family Funeral Home
301 Fourth Street
Centuria, Wisconsin 54824


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