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03/18/1937 — 11/25/2019
From Richland, WA | Born in Anaconda, MT
Richland, WA US 99352
Arden Edwin Ekstrom passed away November 25, 2019, at home after battling mesothelioma.
He was born March 18, 1937, in Anaconda, Montana, the third of ten children, to Edwin David and Ethel Anderson Ekstrom.
Arden married Sandra Bates September 26, 1959, in Anaconda, Montana. They were sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple in 1961.
In July, 1962, they moved to Richland, where he worked at Hanford for over 31 years.
Arden was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served a mission with his wife at the Bishop’s Storehouse in Kennewick. Among many of his church callings, he served nearly seven years as bishop of the Riverview Ward in Richland.
Arden was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Kerri Lynne; brother Dale; sisters Delores and Janice. He is survived by his wife Sandy, children: Bruce (Lisa), Pasco; Brad (Nancy), Kennewick; Brian, Carson, WA; and Krissa (Adrian) Martillo, Vancouver, WA; 10 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren; siblings: Evon Snyder, Tucson, AZ; Darwin (Rosemary), Polson, MT; Gloria LeClaire, West Richland; Laura Connors, Tucson, AZ; Kevin (Barbara), Kennewick; Denise Wogstad, Tucson, AZ; and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.
Viewing: Friday, December 6, 2019, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Einan’s Funeral Home. Funeral services: 11:00 am Saturday, December 7, 2019, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1321 Jadwin Ave., Richland. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Richland.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humanitarian Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah.
I just today, 23 Dec. 2019, learned of Arden’s passing. I have much admiration for Arden. What a fine, outstanding man.
I am so sorry for your loss. Arden was a class act and will be greatly missed.