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Arthur Benjamin Brenden

January 28, 2012 March 20, 2014
Arthur Benjamin Brenden
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Obituary for Arthur Benjamin Brenden

Arthur B. Brenden Mapleton, IA - Arthur Benjamin Brenden, 2-year-old son of Caleb and Rose Brenden, of Mapleton, Iowa died Thursday, March 20, 2014. The funeral service will be Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church in Mapleton with Pastor Timothy M. Hall officiating. Burial will be in Grant Cemetery near Rodney, Iowa. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 25 after 2:30 p.m. with a Rosary led and open to the public at 3:00 p.m. and a celebration of life service at 7:00 p.m. all at the church. Visitation resumes one hour prior to the service at the church. Armstrong Funeral Home of Mapleton has been entrusted with the arrangements. The family is accepting condolences on line at www.armstrongfuneral.com. Arthur Benjamin Brenden was born into this world January 28, 2012, at St. Luke's in Sioux City, Iowa, the son of Caleb Arthur and Rose (Haines) Brenden and was brought to his first home in Moville, Iowa. The young family moved to Mapleton, Iowa in the spring of 2013. With the face of an angel and the loving trusting soul of a child, Arthur brought true joy to his family and all that shared in his life. Like his daddy, he loved to be outdoors. He also loved to color and do his crafts as well as play with his grandma's Ipad, which, at times, she laughingly would have to work to get it back. Arthur eagerly danced to his favorite songs and videos whether at home or rocking out in his car seat. He loved bright colors and was able to share his brightness with his laughter, joy, and loving spirit. Family members left to embrace their cherished days with Arthur are his parents, Caleb and Rose; his 6 month old baby sister, Lily; his paternal grandparents, Clayton and Paula Kluver of Smithland, Iowa; four paternal great grandmothers, Dorothy Reed of Castana, Iowa, Lourine Kluver of Mapleton, Iowa, Melva Wanamaker of Mapleton, Iowa, and Nancy Brenden of Whiting, Iowa; his maternal grandparents, John and Lori Russom of Moville, Iowa and Judy Haines of Edge Water Park, New Jersey; his maternal great grandparents, John and Eileen Russom of Edge Water Park, New Jersey, Susan Barrel of Delanco, New Jersey, and Diane and Mike Nickolaus of South Sioux City, Nebraska; his aunt Rebekah Russom of Moville, Iowa; and his uncles, Benjamin Russom of Edge Water Park, New Jersey, James and Karen Brenden of Ames, Iowa, and Luke and Sara Brenden of Bellvue, Nebraska and their families, Arthur's cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, George Brenden; two paternal great grandfathers, Paul Reed and Roy Kluver; and an uncle, Matthew Kluver.

Service:

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 2:00 p.m.

St. John's United Methodist Church 212 South 7th Street Mapleton, Iowa



Visitation:

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 After 2:30 p.m. Visitation Wednesday one hour prior to the service

St. John's United Methodist Church 212 South 7th Street Mapleton, Iowa

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