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Arnold Rover Jr. Obituary

Arnold Michael Rover Jr.
Arnold Michael Rover Jr.

October 21, 1931 - January 4, 2018
Born in San Diego, California
Resided in Salinas, California
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Arnold Michael Rover Jr. of Salinas passed away January 4, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.
Mike was born on October 21, 1931 to Arnold Rover Sr. and Leah Rover in San Diego, California. His education includes attendance at St. Augustin High School, Santa Clara University, and the University of Davis where he met his wife of 63 years, Marilyn. In 1953 he then entered the Army and served his country for 2 years. Mike moved to Salinas in 1967 where he and Marilyn raised a family of four.
Mike is well known throughout the Salinas Valley due to his long term contributions within the Agricultural community. His professional tenure included employment at Western Farm Service, Wilbur Ellis, and Soil Serve where he worked as a Pest Control Advisor/Manager servicing many farming operations within the Salinas Valley. His love of the outdoors was expressed by the numerous outings with family in the mountain ranges throughout California and that love has been passed on to those closest to him throughout the years.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn and four children, Steven, John (Tracy), Lori (Chris), and Bill (Kyra), grandchildren, Jana, Michael, Haley, Tori, Briana, and brother, Halvor (Angie).
He is greatly missed by all, but we take comfort in the fact that he is finally at home reunited with loved ones.
Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00p.m. Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Struve and Laporte Chapel. 41 W. San Luis St., Salinas, CA 93901.
Rosary will be held 7:00p.m.Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis Street, Salinas, CA. 93901.
Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 12, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. 1 Railroad Ave., Spreckels, CA 93962.
Donations in memory to Mike can be made to The Parkinson’s institute at www.pdf.org reference “Tribute Gift” and/or to The American Cancer Society, c/o Celebration of Life Fashion Show, 945 S. Main St. Salinas, CA. 93901.




Struve and Laporte Chapel
41 W. San Luis Street
Salinas, California 93901
Thursday, January 11, 2018
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Struve and Laporte Chapel
41 W. San Luis Street
Salinas, California 93901
Thursday, January 11, 2018
7:00 PM
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Railroad Av and Spreckels Blvd.
Spreckels, CA US 93962
Friday, January 12, 2018
11:00 AM


The Parkinson's Institute
675 Almanor Ave
Sunnyvale, CA US 94085
The American Cancer Society