Arnold Ihle, 85, of Huxley passed away Sept. 11, 2018, at the Madrid Home. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Slater. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Arnold Stanley Ihle was born on May 11, 1933, the son of Amos J. and Thelma (Larson) Ihle in rural Kelley. Arnold was baptized and confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Slater. He graduated from Slater High School in 1951. After graduation, Arnold enlisted in the United States Army from 1953-55. He married Juanita (Sue) Arnold on Sept. 4, 1954, in Vancouver Washington. Arnold started Ihle Construction in 1961 where he specialized in new home construction in the Slater and Huxley communities where he built hundreds of homes for more than 34 years.

Arnold took great pride in many community events. His life focus was on his family and his love for Christ. He enjoyed their lake home in the summers and playing golf in the winter in Arizona. Arnold was an avid tailgater at the ISU football games — Go State!

Arnold was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Roger and Donald; and grandson, Trevor Stewart.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Juanita (Sue) Ihle; four children, Deborah (Randy) Conard, of Ankeny, Bruce (Joanie) Ihle, of Ankeny, Gary (Carla) Ihle, of Ankeny, Mark (Cinde) Ihle, of Gilbert; thirteen grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephew.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be directed to Bethlehem Lutheran Church Stephen Ministry.

Online condolences may be left at Soderstrum Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.