Arnold Peter Putensen, son of the late John Wilhelm Putensen and Alvena Holms Putensen, was born June 26, 1914, in Holstein, Iowa. He died Sept. 30, 2003, in Mount Pleasant, Ark., at the age of 89.
He was married to Charlotte Wood in 1940 and to this union two children were born. During his working years, Arnold was a farmer. He attended St. Paul Lutheran Church in Holstein, Iowa.
Survivors include one son, Gary Putensen of Mount Pleasant; one daughter, Connie Ehrich of Evening Shade; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two brothers -- Bill and Edward Putensen; two sisters -- Dorothy Lubsen and Ella Putensen; one grandson, Johnathan Putensen; and one son, Charles Putensen.
Services were Oct. 4 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Holstein, Iowa. Local arrangements were under the direction of Eddie's Family Funeral Home in Melbourne.