STERLING – Arnold F. “Bud” Iben, 92, of Sterling, died Friday, May 10, 2019, at Rock River Hospice and Home, Sterling.
Arnold was born March 28, 1927, in Sterling, the son of Ado and Alice (Ohms) Iben. He served in the United States Army during World War II from 1946 to 1947. He married Beverly Miller on October 24, 1954. She preceded him in death on September 6, 1986. He later married Elsie Hook on September 29, 1989.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie of Sterling; two daughters, Susan Edmunds of Bradford Woods, PA and Kay Iben of Pine Bluff, AK; one stepdaughter, Laurie (Jeff) Helms of Bloomington; two stepsons, Kevin (Mista) Helms of Rock Falls and Todd (Sarah) Helms of Chicago; one sister, Elvera Ilgenfritz of Midland, MI; sister-in-law, Carol Iben of Rock Falls; three grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; stepdaughter, Julie Duncan; and brother, George Iben.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2019, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sterling, with Reverend Leo Patterson, officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling, with full military honors. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services at the church.
A memorial has been established to St. John Lutheran Church in Sterling and Rock River Hospice and Home.
Condolences may be sent to schillingfuneralhome.com.