In Memory Of

Arlin E. Jenness

January 10, 1947 - October 20, 2021

Thursday, November 4th, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Thorp Funeral Home
110 W. School Street
Thorp, WI  54771

There will be no services.

A celebration of Arlin's life will be held on Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 10:00am until 12:00pm at Thorp Funeral Home,
with a luncheon to follow at the Thorp American Legion Hall.

Full Obituary

     ARLIN ELWOOD JENNESS, age 74, of Thorp WI, was found tucked in bed on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 and had passed away peacefully in his sleep.
     He was born in Ladysmith, WI on January 10, 1947 to the late Elwood and Elinor Jenness, being the only son of four children.  Arlin’s class was the first class to graduate from Thorp High School where he earned his high school diploma.  Arlin served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1966 to 1972.  He married the love of his life, Viola Carpenter on December 20, 1969 and recently celebrated their 50-year anniversary. He attended Chippewa Valley Technical College where he earned his Law Enforcement Certificate.  Arlin was then employed with the Clark County Sheriff’s office in 1980.  He started in dispatch and retired as a sergeant in 1991.
     If Arlin wasn’t golfing or fishing, you would most likely find him working on his model airplanes or flying them at South Fork Flyers, which he was a member of.  He was also a part of a bowling league, which he dedicated many years of his life to.  He was an avid hunter since childhood and loved being outside in the fresh air.  One would often find him strolling around town with his beloved dogs, Draco, and most recently Maggie.
     Arlin is preceded in death by his parents, Elinor and Elwood, and his beloved wife Viola Jenness.
     He is survived by his three sisters: Sharon Orheim, Nancy Hmielak and Pam Larson; by his two daughters: Micki (Dale) Moon and Dawnice (Paul) Hester; 6 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
     Arlin’s celebration of life will be held from 10am until 12pm, on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Thorp Funeral Home, with military rites conducted by the Thorp VFW Post #9057.  A lunch will be served at the Thorp American Legion immediately following.