Today we received the following announcement from the Iowa District East office: “The Rev. Dr. Gary M. Arp, 85 of Marion, died peacefully at his home Thursday morning, March 12, 2020 with his wife, Marjorie, at his side.
“Following a long illness, Rev. Arp looked forward to going to be with Jesus and all those saints who went before him. Be faithful until death and I will give you the crown of life (Rev. 2:10b).
“His funeral service will be at Zion Lutheran Church, in Hiawatha on Monday, March 16 at 11 a.m. Family visitation at the church at 9 a.m., general visitation at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served following the service. Burial will be Tuesday at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, by Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clarinda, IA at 1 p.m. Gary served as Pastor there from 1970-1983. Lunch will be served following the committal service.
“Memorials may to be directed to Zion Lutheran Church and Iowa District East LCMS. Gary & Marjorie have been long-time members of Zion Lutheran Church, and Gary served as District President of Iowa District East from 2000-2009.
“We pray the Lord’s blessing on Marjorie, children and their families.”