|Arlen E Finkral|
Date(s): June 29, 2019. Album by jerry cole. Photos by Tony & Ron. 1 - 20 of 238 Total. 46 Visits.
|Arlen Edward Finkral was born Aug. 17, 1935, in rural Battle Creek, to parents Edward and Irean Finkral (Bokamper). Arlen attended school at Battle Creek High School and graduated in 1953.|
He was united in marriage to Patsy Pacas in 1958, and they were later divorced. To this union, two children were born ,Dan and Jeff Finkral.
Arlen entered the U.S. Army in Nov. 8, 1958, and was stationed in Germany. On Nov. 11, 1964, he was honorably discharged, returned home to Norfolk and started working for Norfolk Truck and Equipment.
Arlen then started a truck repair shop, F & R Repair with his good friend, Ken Raile. After some time, Arlen moved to Battle Creek, where he was self-employed in the trucking business. He enjoyed spending time with his family, golfing, playing guitar, dancing and traveling with his dear friend and soulmate, Jeanne (Raile) Nelson.
Survivors include his children, Dan (Jacque) Finkral of Norfolk, Jeff (Kelly) Finkral of Norfolk; his grandchildren, Courtney, Miranda and Dawson Finkral; his great-grandchildren, Braylon and JeKai, all of Norfolk, and very dear friend, Jeanne (Raile) of Battle Creek.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Irean Finkral.