Arlen Naylor

Arlen Naylor passed away peacefully Monday, January 15, 2018, at the age of 87 in Anoka, MN.
Memorial service was Saturday, January 27 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior at Zion Lutheran Church, 1601 4th Ave., Anoka.
Arlen was born November 19, 1930 in Waterloo, IA to Elmer and Gladys (Pederson) Naylor. He graduated from Albert Lea, MN High School in 1948. He served in the Army for seven years and was stationed much of that time in Alaska.
After serving in the Army, he attended Iowa State University and the University of Minnesota before beginning his 34 year career with Honeywell in 1957. He worked and lived in the Twin Cities until he retired in 1992 to their lake home in Clitherall, MN.
Arlen was baptized in the Lutheran faith and was a member of the Nidaros Lutheran Church where he served on the council.
He was a long time member of the Lions at Spring Lake Park and Battle Lake where he served on the Board of Directors. He also served on the board of the Clitherall Lake Association, was one of the first Radio Talking Book announcers reading the Fergus Falls area news for the blind and was a long time member of the American Legion.
Arlen’s special interests were his family, home, garden, workshop and computer as well as living on Clitherall Lake.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Margaret of 52 years; his daughters, Lynn (Ramon) Serrano of Coon Rapids, Heather (Robert) Isenor of Coon Rapids and Nancy (John Ryan) Norling of St. Paul; 8 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and brother, Roger (Jeanne) Naylor of Las Vegas, NV.
He is preceded in death by both parents; sons, Rodger and Kent; and daughter, Mary Kay Peterson.
Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapels of Coon Rapids are in charge of arrangements.