ARLAND G. EMERY, 87, of Decorah, died Saturday, July 27, 2013, peacefully at his home. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Burr Oak Lutheran Church in Burr Oak, with Pastor Matt Larson officiating. Burial is in Burr Oak Cemetery in Burr Oak, with full military honors. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Burr Oak Lutheran Church and Friday after 10 a.m., one hour before the service, at the church. Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah is serving the family. Arland is survived by his wife, Annette and their nine children: Julie (Jerry) Reckward of Castalia, Trudy (Scott) Barnes of Calmar, Marsha (Tom) Whalen of Preston, Minn., Steven (Laurie) Emery of Highlandville, Arletta (Wayne) Tweten of Cresco, Debbie (Larry) Cook, Becky (Edward) Lyon and Sandra Mitchell (Greg O'Brien), all of Decorah, and John (Carol) Emery of Austin, Minn.; 30 grandchildren; 61 great grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one brother Jessie (Phyllis) of Mabel, Minn.; and two sisters, Nell Ewing of Waterloo and Beverly Berg of Davenport. Online condolences may be made at