Arthur Arnold

Settelmeyer Jr.


A memorial service for third-generation Carson Valley rancher Arthur Arnold Settelmeyer Jr., 67, is 1 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Gardnerville. Mr. Settelmeyer died May 22, 2007, at the family ranch.

A reception will follow the service at the CVIC Hall in Minden. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

Born Jan. 15, 1940, in Palo Alto, Calif., to Arthur Arnold and Grace Settelmeyer of Gardnerville, he graduated from Douglas County High School in 1958. He attended Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, Calif., where he majored in agricultural engineering technology.

Mr. Settelmeyer served as president of the Federal Land Bank for 10 years and was a member of the Carson Valley Conservation District, the Water Subconservancy District, the Douglas County Water Conveyance Advisory Committee and Nevada State Conservation Commission.

He was a founding member of the Douglas County Education Foundation and was named Man of the Year by the 20-30 Club.

He served two terms on the Douglas County School Board. He was elected in 1976 and served until 1984.

He is survived by wife Patricia; son James and wife Sherese, daughter Annalyn Settelmeyer and husband Eric Rieman; grandchildren Rosealee Rieman, Caitlyn Costa and Sabrina Settelmeyer; and sister Honor Jones of Reno.

Donations may be made in Mr. Settelmeyer's name to The Douglas High School Arnold Settelmeyer Memorial Scholarship, PO Box 1888, Minden NV 89423.

Walton's Carson Valley Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Residents may leave a message for the family at


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