Arnold M. RooksArnold M. Rooks, 89, Fargo, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2012 at Rosewood on Broadway.
Arnold M. Rooks was born to John and Amy (Stiner) Rooks on August 12, 1923 in Ryder, ND. He graduated from Fargo Central High School and was drafted into the Army on January 25, 1943. Basic training was at Camp Howze in Gainsville, TX. He married Mavis Snartland on November 15, 1943 at a church in Gainsville, TX. He was transferred to Louisiana for further training in engineering. He was a part of the Black Hawk Division and spent time in France, Belgium, Germany, and Austria. After a brief time back in the United States, he was sent to Luzon Island in the Philippines. He was discharged on February 26, 1946 and returned to Fargo. He started working for the Fargo Police Department on November 11, 1946 and retired on May 31, 1986 after 40 years and achieving the rank of Captain in the Records Department. He worked as a truck driver during beet harvest for several years. He was a member of the Elks, the Fargo Police Association, VFW, and Peace Lutheran Church. He is survived by two children: Gary (Carrie) Rooks, Fargo, ND, Dennis (Sonja) Rooks, Fargo, ND; grandchildren, David (Nancy) Rooks, Tyler, Emma, Molly, Michael (Tara) Rooks, Hannah, Evan, Bradley Rooks, Joshua (Jennifer) Rooks, Ashley, Erin (Taylor Ingnell) Rooks, Jacob (Lindsey) Rooks, Sumara Rooks.