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Philip J Arnzen

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Idaho, USA
Death: July 23, 1992 (74)
Cottonwood, Idaho, Idaho, USA
Place of Burial: Greencreek, Idaho, Idaho, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Frank Henry Arnzen and Mary Ann Arnzen
Husband of Clara M. Arnzen
Father of Private; Private; Gary Philip Arnzen; Private; Private User and 6 others
Brother of Freda M. Terhaar; Regina B. Forsman; Florence Henrietta Bernadine Crea; Dennis Francis Arnzen; Carl Arnzen and 4 others

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About Philip J Arnzen

The story was told to my by Grandmother Arnzen. A while after Easter the upstairs of the house began smelling. She first did all the bedding. The smell continued and was becoming a little worse. She cleaned the upstairs thoroughly. The smell continued to get worse. She tore into the upstairs with a vengence thinking it was a mouse or rat that had died. The smell was getting very bad. She called a meeting of the family to find out if anyone had an idea of what could cause this. Philip came forward and sheepishly told her that he was saving his easter eggs in the rafters. She said that Henry F. Nuxoll (And some other uncles) convinced Philip that if you hid easter eggs in the attic of a house, they would turn to gold. Well - they turned to gold, but not the kind Philip wanted. Henry and Francis J. would tease her about the golden eggs she had at her house for years after this.


SPOKANE Philip J. Arnzen, a retired Greencreek, Idaho, farmer, died Thursday of congestive heart failure at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane. He was 74.

A native of Greencreek, he was born Oct. 25, 1917, to Frank H. and Mary Ann Nuxoll Arnzen. He received his schooling at Greencreek.

He married Clara Schaff at Greencreek on May 20, 1941. The couple farmed there until cancer forced his retirement and they moved to Cottonwood in 1977.

He was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church and the St. Anthony Society of Greencreek.

He enjoyed riding his horse, Travis, and playing pinochle, canasta and cribbage.

He is survived by his wife of Cottonwood; two daughters, Wilma Wassmuth of Greencreek and Linda Frei of Boise; eight sons: Michael Arnzen of Sam Rayburn, Texas; Chuck Arnzen of Grangeville; Greg Arnzen of Greencreek; Ron and Guy Arnzen of Lewiston; Miles Arnzen of Peck; Roger Arnzen of Ft. Rucker, Ala.; and Joe Arnzen of Nezperce; two sisters, Freda Terhaar of Greencreek and Regina Forsman of Lewiston; one brother, Urban (Shorty) Arnzen of Cottonwood; 20 grandchildren and five stepgrandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one son, Gary, one sister and five brothers.

Rosary will be recited Sunday at 7:00 p.m. at St. Anthony's Church in Greencreek. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10:30 a.m., also at St. Anthony's Church with the Revs. Kenneth Arnzen and Joe Wood as concelebrants.

Burial will follow at the Greencreek Catholic Cemetery.

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Philip J Arnzen's Timeline

October 25, 1917
Idaho, USA
Age 2
Greencreek, Idaho, Idaho
Age 2
Greencreek, Idaho, Idaho
Age 12
Greencreek, Idaho, Idaho
Age 12
Greencreek, Idaho, Idaho
August 27, 1945
Age 27