Arnold C. Mensing, age 88, of Blue Earth, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at St. Luke''s Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at St. John''s Lutheran Church in rural Elmore, with Rev. Dale Kohrs officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday, at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th Street in Blue Earth and one hour prior to services at the church. Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy are preferred in the form of donations to United Hands Hospice or a charity of the donor''s choice.Arnold was born June 14, 1924, in rural Blue Earth, the son of Herman H. and Frieda M. (Martin) Mensing. He was raised in the Blue Earth area where he attended Jo Daviss Township country school. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul''s Lutheran Church in Blue Earth. Arnold served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WW II in Italy and Africa. He earned several service awards and medals. He returned home in December of 1945 and was later married to Beatrice I. Kienitz on July 28, 1946 at St. John''s Lutheran Church in rural Elmore. The couple farmed for many years where Arnold specialized in Dairy. He was a longtime member of St. John''s Lutheran Church where he held several church board positions, he served on the Elmore School Board, was a longtime member of the Blue Earth American Legion Post 89 and VFW Post 4580, and served various Dairy and Farm Boards. Arnold was a 4 H leader and an avid fisherman. He enjoyed several fishing trips up North with family and friends. Arnold is survived by his wife, Beatrice Mensing of Blue Earth, his son, Mark (Irene) Mensing of Blue Earth, his son, Philip (Corrine) Mensing of Elmore, his daughter, Brenda (Tim) Bauer of Fargo, ND, 6 grandchildren: Elizabeth (Craig) DeVelder, Christopher (Gretchen) Mensing, David (Melissa) Mensing, Scott (Michelle) Mensing, Leah Bauer & Anna Bauer and 6 great grandchildren: Tyler DeVelder, Kate DeVelder, Brendan Mensing, Abigail Mensing, Jake Mensing and Addison Mensing.He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Karen Jean Mensing, sisters, Eleanor Ehrich & Frances Abraham, brother, Ralph Mensing and a grandson, Danny Mensing.