December 4, 2013


Services for Arnold Dale Krieg, 81, of Ankeny, who died, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Ankeny First United Methodist Church, 206 SW Walnut St., Ankeny, Iowa, with burial following in the Indianola I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Overton Funeral Home in Indianola with family present to greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at

Born April 2, 1932, in Carroll, Iowa, Arnold earned a bachelor's degree in architecture from Iowa State University. After graduation, Arnold served in the U.S. Air Force, stationed stateside in Kansas. He began his architectural career with Keffer and Associates and concluded by retiring from the State of Iowa as the chief architect. During his retirement, Arnold consulted from time to time and maintained his license until his death. He was a loyal Cyclone fan throughout his life cheering from the stadium or his armchair.

Arnold's two main passions were family and woodcarving. Time spent with family was important and included Sunday dinners, annual fishing trips, family gatherings and vacations. He spent his winters in Arizona with his longtime companion. Also included as family throughout his life, were dogs. An especially important member for the past 14 years has been Arnold's Bichon, Muffin, who travelled with him everywhere. His carving was self-taught, and he became especially known for his intrinsically detailed lake and stream fish carvings. Tying family and carving together, Arnold made beautiful and personalized gifts for family and friends alike.

Arnold was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Alice Krieg; his brother, Russell Krieg and his wife, Joyce Krieg.

He is survived by his son, Kim Krieg (Peggy); daughter, Carol Paquette; his grandchildren Brian Paquette (Monique), Pamela Zalesky (Patrick) and Karl Krieg; two great-grandchildren, Madelyn and Callie Paquette; brother Robert Krieg, and his companion, Jeanne Partlow.