Alvin Floyd Arbough (92), of Lone Tree, Colorado returned to his Heavenly Father on February 27. He was born in Edwardsville, Illinois on June 30, 1926 to Alvin and Louise Arbough. He was a good husband, and a proud father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents and beloved wife of 64 years, Pif.
He is survived by his three sons, Tim of Parker, Scott (Kay) of Castle Rock, and Dan (Melinda) of Louisville, Kentucky and his sister, Doris, of Cincinnati, Ohio. Other survivors include Lynn Runge of Castle Rock, grandchildren Ryan, Jeff, Reid, Trent, Megan (Jon) Adams, and Lee Galloway, and great-grand daughter Layna Galloway.
After high school, Al enlisted in the Navy where he served during World War II as a gunner in PBY aircraft. Following his time in the military, Al had a long career in sales. He was a traveling salesman in Idaho when he met Pif in Boise in 1951. They were married in her hometown of Beresford, South Dakota on August 30, 1952. They lived in the St. Louis area until 1953 when they moved to Colorado, and Al found his career calling as a realtor in the Denver area.
Al enjoyed time with his family and friends, tending to his tomato plants in the garden, cheering on the Denver Broncos, reading, and dancing to big band music. He also enjoyed regular trips to see family in South Dakota, Illinois, and Ohio, and recently took a memorable Honor Flight trip to Washington DC. Al was lovingly known as Futz by his family and close friends and will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be held 3:00 P.M., Thursday March 7, 2019 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church - 6322 S. Lakeview St., Littleton, CO 80120. Interment will be Friday 9:00 a.m. at Ft. Logan National Cemetery- Staging Area "A" with full military honors. ***Please note that the graveside service will take place promptly and 9:00 a.m. so please arrive a couple minutes early at staging area "A". ***
** In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church or to the Rocky Mountain Honor Flight http://www.rockymountainhonorflight.org in Alvin's memory.