Martin L. Arndt
Arndt, 84, of Random Lake, passed away on November 13, 2016 at Sharon S.
Richardson Community Hospice. He was born on November 22, 1931 to the late
Marvin and Eleanore (Knuth) Arndt in Fredonia, WI.
married Kathleen L. Coldewe on August 6, 1955 at Zion United Methodist Church, in
graduated from Random Lake High School in 1950. He enlisted into the US Army in
1953. Martin and Kathy lived on the homestead in Fredonia while raising six
children. He worked as a maintenance technician for over 20 years at Bolens in
Port Washington, WI. Martin and Kathy retired to their Crooked Lake home and
enjoyed owning and running a small bait shop and camp store for a nearby
driving around and visiting local establishments to see his fellows and the
outdoors which included hunting, fishing and playing dartball. He was quite
creative in setting up and helping with Crooked Trails Snowmobile Club
activities at the annual corn roasts.
survived by his wife of 61 years, Kathy; six children, Cindy Hansen, Lisa (Ken)
LaMotte, Dawn (Jim) Fahney, Patty (Reino) Harju, Marty A. (Bernie) Arndt and
Julia (Larry) Wright; 14 grandchildren, Paula (Tom) Gonzalez, Vicky Elliott,
Tanya (James) Reilly, Brian Harvey, Jennifer Harvey, Tina (Dave) Krebsbach, Dan
(Rachel) Mayer, Gene Wright, Valerie Wright, Andy Wright, Lisa (Jason)
Medinger, Sam (Josh Marx) Arndt, Larry Wright and Tracii Faith; 7
step-grandchildren, Nate (Kathy) LaMotte, Jay (Mary) LaMotte, Melissa (Marty)
Neis, Melinda (Pat) Sampson, Joe (Jackie) Fahney, Theresa (Josh) Wood and Sarah
(John) Feider; and 39 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by four
siblings, Geraine Eisentraut, Howard (Susie) Arndt, Sylvia Yoho and Daniel
preceded in death by his parents; one grandchild, Amy Wright; one
great-grandchild, Miguel Delarosa; two brothers, Robert (Katie) and Armin
(Janet); a sister, Letha (Robert) LeClaire, two brothers-in-law, Elwood “Joe”
Eisentraut and Dean Yoho and one sister-in-law, Margaret “Boots” Arndt.
Visitation: Family will receive relatives and friends on
Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12:45 PM at Zacherl Funeral Home,
875 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac, WI 54935.
memorial service will be held at the funeral home at 1:00 PM following the
visitation. Cremation has taken place.
may be directed to the family.
Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family. www.zacherlfuneralhome.com