Paul L. Arndt

July 20, 1929 ‒ August 09, 2007

Marion, Ohio

Paul L. Arndt, age 78, of Marion died on Thursday afternoon, August 9, 2007, at Marion Manor.

He was born in Marion, on July 20, 1929, the son of the late William and Florence Rothfuss Arndt.

Paul attended the Marion Harding High School until he chose to enlist in the U. S. Navy, a veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Upon his return from the Navy, Paul married his loving wife of over 52 years, Eleanor Meinzer Arndt, on October 17, 1954, in Crestline, Ohio.

A lifelong resident of Marion, Paul worked for Ohio Edison for 35 years as a bill collector.

One of his favorite pastimes was going to the lodges where he was a member to spend time with friends. Paul was a life member of the Elk’s Lodge # 32 and the American Legion Post #162. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post # 7201, Moose Lodge #889, and the Eagles Lodge # 337.

Most Sundays Paul enjoyed listening to the Emanuel Lutheran Church radio broadcast, where his wife and family are members.

For more than 10 years, Paul was heavily involved in organizing the Drum and Bugel Corp. for the Marion Cadets and the U.S. Open Commission.

An avid sports fan, Paul loved watching his beloved New York Yankees, Cleveland Browns, and Purdue Boilermakers.

Strong willed, opinionated, and ornery by nature, Paul lived to get everyone’s goat in his own unique way.

With a big heart, Paul loved and cherished his family and would do anything for his wife, children and grandchildren.

He will be missed by his wife; two daughters: Christy (Brian) Penrod of Morral, and Debra (Robert) Gordon of Titusville, Florida; one son: Bruce (Pam Thompson) Arndt of Green Camp; five grandchildren: Michael (Ashley) Jolliff, Kevin (Melissa) Jolliff, Jordan Jolliff, Tristan Penrod, Daniel (Kim Strzalka) Bradshaw, and Jeremy Bradshaw; two great-grandchildren: Ethan Mapes Jolliff and Riley Jolliff; and one brother: Ronald (Virginia) Arndt of Marion.

The family will greet friends on Tuesday from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 E. Center St., Marion. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 241 S. Prospect St., Marion, with Pastor Mark Schuring officiating. Following the service military rites will be performed by the Marion County United Veterans Council. Burial will take place in Marion Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Emanuel Lutheran Church Radio Fund, 241 S. Prospect St., Marion, Ohio 43302.

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