Leinaar, Arlen G.
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Arlen Glen Leinaar, age 85 of Delton, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2021. Arlen was born on June 1, 1935 in Delton to Lyle and Marion (Anders) Leinaar. Arlen was a 1954 graduate of Delton-Kellogg High School. After graduating, he served four years in the United States Navy. Arlen worked at Hastings Manufacturing, before spending 27 ½ years at General Motors, retiring in 1993. On October 10, 1959 he married the former Susanne Reed and together they raised their 4 children: Karen Leinaar, Kipper Leinaar, Kimberly Leinaar, and Kelley (Ken) McLachlan. Arlen was a member of the Hickory Corners Masonic Lodge #345, where he served as Worshipful Master in 1970 and 1980. Other memberships included: a worthy patron of the Eastern Star, a charter member of the Delton Moose Lodge #1649, and Bellevue AMVETS #1988. Arlen enjoyed spending time at his cabin in Luther, MI since its purchase in 1981. He is survived by his children; grandchildren: Dylan and Cortney; brothers: Frederick (Paula) Leinaar, Larry (Linda) Leinaar; and several nieces and nephews. Arlen was preceded in death by his wife, Susanne on August 15, 2017; parents; sister, Lois; and brother, Leland. Arlen’s family will receive friends on Monday, April 19th, 2021, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Delton Community Church, 5380 Mooselodge Dr, Delton, MI 49046, where services will be held at 11:00 AM. Pastor Mike McCrumb will officiate. Arlen and Susanne will be interred together at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Delton Fire Club. Please visit www.williamsgoresfuneral.com to share a memory or leave a condolence message for Arlen’s family.