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In Memory of

Arlyn Alvin Kriegel

March 26, 1931 - July 14, 2017

Obituary


Arlyn Alvin Kriegel died Friday, July 14, 2017 at Seasons Hospice in Dallas, Texas. He was married to Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Kallsen on January 26, 1958 in Albuquerque, N.M. Arlyn was born in Clovis, N.M. to Alvin and Eleonora Kriegel on March 26, 1931.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Betty, daughters Joanie Kriegel Pikl and husband Jim Pikl of McKinney, Texas and Beth Kriegel of Dallas, Texas, three grandchildren, Lisa Ershova and husband Sergei of Plano, Texas and Ryan and Laura Pikl of McKinney, Texas. He is also survived by brothers Lloyd of Greeley,...

Arlyn Alvin Kriegel died Friday, July 14, 2017 at Seasons Hospice in Dallas, Texas. He was married to Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Kallsen on January 26, 1958 in Albuquerque, N.M. Arlyn was born in Clovis, N.M. to Alvin and Eleonora Kriegel on March 26, 1931.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Betty, daughters Joanie Kriegel Pikl and husband Jim Pikl of McKinney, Texas and Beth Kriegel of Dallas, Texas, three grandchildren, Lisa Ershova and husband Sergei of Plano, Texas and Ryan and Laura Pikl of McKinney, Texas. He is also survived by brothers Lloyd of Greeley, Colorado, Kenneth of Sacramento, California and Nolan of La Junta, Colorado.

He attended schools in Texas and received his B.A. in Accounting from Texas Technological University. He then entered the Air Force and retired from the reserves as a Captain. While in the Air Force, he participated in the hydrogen bomb testing program "Redwing" in Enewetak as a navigator and radiological observer flying through radioactive clouds. While stationed in Albuquerque, N.M., he met and married his beloved wife who was working as an x-ray and laboratory technician.

Arlyn entered the accounting profession in 1958 and became a CPA in 1960. In 1962, he moved to Las Cruces and opened a branch office of Neff & Company, which later became Kriegel & Company, Ltd. and now Kriegel/Gray/Shaw, PC. For over 55 years he serviced many clients with their tax and estate needs which was his passion as well as his hobby. He retired in 2015 and moved to Dallas, Texas in August of the same year.

He was active in his community and served on the Board of Directors of the First National Bank, the Las Cruces Country Club, Kiwanis Club, First Presbyterian Church Foundation, Memorial Medical Center Foundation, New Mexico Society of CPA's, Past President of the New Mexico State University Foundation, and the Dona Ana County Estate Planning Council. He was a member of the Wells Fargo Bank Advisory Board, Las Cruces Rotary Club and the American Institute of CPA's. He was also an Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Las Cruces.

Memorials can be made to Presbyterian Village North Foundation.

Graveside services for the family will be held at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, where he will receive full military honors. Memorial Services will be held at Presbyterian Village North.


Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Richardson, TX.