Arne Harry Andersen Jr.

On May 13, 1946, Arne Harry Andersen Jr. was born to the late Arne Harry Andersen Sr. and Klaryne Andersen. Arne departed life on Saturday, July 1 at his home in Tomahawk.

He is survived by his sister Rita Penkwitz, sons; Scott, Troy, and Nick Andersen, grandsons; Ryan, Zackery, Lucas, and Matthew Andersen, and daughter-in-law Darci Jeffrey-Andersen. Preceded in death by his parents Arne Harry Andersen Sr. and Klaryne Andersen and his sister Joan Schmidt.

Arne was born and raised in Westmont, Ill. In 1966 he joined the U.S. Armed Forces and served in the U.S. Army. After completion of his active duties, Arne moved to Merrill, Wis., where he met and married Linda Bowen in 1969. They moved to Tomahawk. Arne became the owner and manager of the Clark Gas Station for 30-plus years. During this time he enjoyed playing softball, bowling, shooting pool, golfing, going to Brewer games and watching Scott and Troy play hockey. In 1992 Arne married Debra Straveler. He taught their son Nick the skills of playing pool. Nick and Scott have many memories of time spent together with Arne in pool leagues and tournaments over the years. 

In 1996 A&J Sports Bar was established, Arne hosted numerous events cheering on the Bears, and Brewers, and supporting Packer Fans. He also enjoyed spending time with the regulars, friends, and out-of-town travelers as they stopped by to enjoy a beverage or two. Jackie Ryan was a dear friend to Arne over the years, supporting him at the bar and raising her son Jeremey Pufahl together. 

For those that knew Arne, a visitation was held on Monday, July 10 at Krueger Funeral Home, Tomahawk, from the hours of 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The memorial service for Arne followed at 11 a.m. Memorials are asked to be directed to the family of Arne Andersen. Krueger Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services assisted the family with arrangements. You may view the full obituary and leave online condolences at www.kruegerfamilyfuneral.com.

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