SACO- Arnold Raymond Englund 83, passed away peacefully at his home on October 27, 2019 after watching the World Series. Cremation has taken place. Services will be announced at a later date. Condolences for the family may be left at

Arnie was born on August 25, 1936 in Tenino, Washington to Arnold Raymond Englund Sr. and Edna Goodwin (Baier). He married his wife Rodgie on July 14, 1956 in Yelm, Washington.

Arnie worked for Weyerhaeuser for 25+ years until he got the chance to go to Liberia Africa to work as a supervisor in the woods there. Him his wife Rodgie, daughter Susie made many memories there until his leg was broken and they returned to Rainier Washington. He then worked in Alaska for a few years as a crew manager for gold miners.

After his wife passed he moved to his childhood home of Saco, Montana where he rebuilt his life as a rancher. He loved his homestead and made many memories there with his children and grandchildren’s visits.

He tamed two feral cats which resulted in two batches of kittens which he loved and spoiled.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Rodgie, Sister Reona Layton, Granddaughter Robyn Johnson, and Grandson Timothy Arnold Hopkins.

He is survived by his brothers Dave (Shirley) Englund, Jim Englund; daughters Karen (Al) Kurosu, Myrna (Terrell) Hopkins, and Susan (Rick) Rossmaier and his dear neighbor George Soennichsen; And 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren


Guest Book

From: Shawn Pippin

Dear Family, I am so sorry about your Dad. I got to know him through Carol Pippin and George Soennichsen and loved listening to his stories of his girls! He was so very proud of you all. He had a great sense of humor and the laugh to have everyone laughing with him.

From: Dennis Broadbrooks

Met Arnie in Malta. Always said hi and was very friendly! Will miss him and his smile. Just a nice guy.

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