Deer 5

"Chuck" Leonard Dean Arbogast

October 25, 1950 ~ July 8, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old


Leonard Dean “Chuck” Arbogast of La Grande, died Saturday, July 8, 2023 at the age of 72

Arrangements are entrusted to Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center of La Grande.  No public ceremony is planned at this time.

Chuck was born October 25, 1950, the son and only child of Leonard Milton and Dean Laurene (Cohoe) Arbogast in Pendleton.  He was raised in a logging camp in Dale and attended school  in Ukiah.  After graduating with the Ukiah High School class of 1968 he attended Blue Mountain Community College where he earned an Associate degree.  He spent time living in , Missouri , Wyoming and Oregon where he met Earleen (McKinney) Whitmore.  They were married on January 2, 1982 in Ukiah, joining her children with his to create a family and eventually made their home in La Grande.

Chuck worked as a ranch hand but most of his working life was spent logging.

Chuck loved the outdoors, enjoying hunting, fishing, vegetable gardening and his prized peach trees.

Surviving relatives include his mother Dean and his wife Earleen, both of La Grande children John Arbogast of Pennsylvania, Justin Arbogast of Missouri, step children Jason Whitmore of Wyoming, Charlene Way Whitmore of Boisie.

 9 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren and numerous other extended family.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Contributions in memory of Leonard Dean “Chuck” Arbogast may be made to the Rocky Mtn. Elk Foundation.

Friends may leave a memory or condolence for the family at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of "Chuck" Leonard Dean Arbogast, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know "Chuck" Leonard Dean Arbogast?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor "Chuck" Leonard's memory.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of "Chuck" Leonard Dean Arbogast


Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
5705 Grant Creek, Missoula MT 59808
Tel: 1-406-523-4500


© 2023 Daniels~Knopp Funeral Cremation & Life Celebration Center. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility