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Arthur J. Luscombe

Apr 1, 2008

ARMSTRONG — Funeral Services for Arthur J. Luscombe, 86, of Dolliver will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2008, at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Armstrong with Pastor Peter Soli officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Nazareth Lutheran Church. Interment will be at Armstrong Grove Cemetery.

He died Saturday, March 29, 2008, at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals in Las Vegas, Nev.

Arthur James Luscombe, the son of James and Katherine (Ernst) Luscombe, was born Jan. 9, 1922, in Dolliver. He graduated from Dolliver School.

On Aug. 2, 1942, Arthur was united in marriage to Elvina Herbranson in Worthington, Minn. Following their marriage the couple moved to a farm north of Armstrong. They owned and operated a grocery store in Ceylon, Minn., for two years and then returned to farming. The couple then moved to Grantsburg, Wis., where they operated movie theaters. Later they returned to Ceylon for several years in the grocery business. They then returned to the Luscombe family farm and made that their permanent home. Arthur and Elvina owned and operated Art’s-Way Manufacturing in Armstrong. Arthur, the inventor and entrepreneur, was instrumental in the creation and success of Arts-Way, Weigh-Tronix and Rim & Wheel. He and Elvina enjoyed wintering in Las Vegas, fishing, and helping with fieldwork spring and fall. Elvina died Oct. 16, 2003.

Arthur is survived by two sons, Terry Luscombe and his wife, Donna, of Armstrong, and Gene Luscombe and his wife, Carmen, of Sherman, Texas; grandchildren, Tammy Luscombe of Dolliver, Amy White and husband, Jeff, of Pottsboro, Texas, Dena Newell and husband, Tim, of Aledo, Texas, Jason Godfredsen and wife, Darlene, of Sherman, Texas, and Marne Brand and husband, Jackie, of Sherman, Texas; eight great-grandchildren: Ashley Welch, Halle and Max Newell, Alana, Ella, and Ava Godfredsen, and Landen and Kaylee Brand; and sister, Mary Carr, Grove City, Minn.

Preceding Arthur in death were his wife, Elvina; his parents, James and Katherine Ernst Luscombe; brother, Randal Luscombe of Blackwater, Mo.; one great-granddaughter; and one nephew.

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