Funeral will be Monday for Walter J. Arndt, 88, of Wayland

photo_20150717_WM0044071_0_arndt_walter_20150717Walter J. Arndt, age 88, of Wayland died Thursday, July 16.

Walter was born Sept. 9, 1926, in Dorr, to John and Emma (Miller) Arndt. On July 8, 1949, he married Carolyn McMannis, who preceded him in death after 58 years of a loving marriage.

Walter is survived by his children: Joyce( Dwight) LaFleur, Ruth (Gerry) Daniels, Sandra (William) Sheldon, Lori Arndt, Nancy (Paul) Warner, Gary (Beverly) Arndt, Richard (Rosemarie) Arndt and Mary O’Dell, 23 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, brother Raymond (Phyllis) Arndt, sister in law Gladys DeLand along with many other relatives, friends and church family.
Walter also was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Janice Fowler, two brothers and a sister.
Visitation is scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 19, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Dorr and again from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday July 20. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Peter’s. Interment will take place at Kent Memorial Garden in Byron Center.
Memorial contributions can be made in Walter’s name to St. Peter’s Sunday school fund. Online condolences may be left at

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