Marnel Dale Arbon was reunited with his wife when he passed away May 27, 2017.
Marnel was born November 2, 1930, to William Daley Arbon and Selma Jane Madsen. Marnel married the love of his life, Dixie Louise Anderson, on November 23, 1956. They were blessed with two wonderful children Michele Rae and Robert Marnel.
In his younger days he enjoyed hunting deer, ducks, geese, and pheasants. He also enjoyed camping and fishing with his family. He had a great love for the land and animals. His tender heart was especially apparent when there was a sick or struggling animal; he would go out of his way to help nurse it back to health.
He served as a Corporal for the US Army in the Korean War and many times he was lucky to have survived due to the intensity of the fighting. He worked at the Tooele Army Depot for many years as a millwright. He loved farming and through his dedication was fortunate to acquire land, cattle, and farm equipment. He found great satisfaction in ranching and hard work.
Marnel's greatest joy was being with his sweet wife and his family. He lived in Grantsville his whole life. Marnel had a great sense of humor and his quick-wit and practical jokes will be remembered for bringing smiles to everyone. He enjoyed supporting his grandchildren in their many activities. He especially enjoyed Grantsville sports, supporting his posterity and community. He will be missed by many.
Marnel was preceded in death by his beloved wife Dixie, and his daughter Michele, his parents Dale and Selma, his brother Wes, and his sister Sharma. He is survived by his son Robert (Becky) Arbon; his son-in-law Dave Perkins; grandchildren, Melissa (Steve) Free; Mandi (Garth) Huffaker; Rhonda (Bill) Miller; Ammie (Mark) Riddle; Jenny (Josh) Morison; Scott (Alyssa) Arbon; Holly (Jared) Brown; Jason, Nick, and Brady Arbon; his 21 great-grandchildren; and his brother Gary (Lynn) Arbon and sister-in-law Linda Arbon.
A viewing service will be held on Tuesday, May 30, from 6-8 p.m. in Grantsville, UT (428 S. Hale St.). Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 31, at 12:00 p.m. at the same location with an additional viewing that morning at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at the Grantsville City Cemetery.