Donald Arndt

Donald Arndt
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Donald A. Arndt, 86, of Smithton, IL, born November 18, 1929, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, July 31, 2016, at Dammert Geriatric Center, Belleville, IL.

Mr. Arndt was a retired lineman for Illinois Power Company, where he worked for 39 years.  He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, a member of Belleville Elks Lodge 481, and the Catholic War Veterans.

Don was and avid bowler, loved to travel, and enjoyed the beauty of nature and the outdoors.
He loved to hunt, fish, take walks, and search for Indian artifacts. He deeply loved his wife, Alice, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer J. and Mary Helen, nee Burns, Arndt; a sister, Norma J. Jones, and the mother of his children, Mary Alice Arndt.

Surviving are his devoted and loving wife of 33 years, Alice M. Arndt, nee Ebert, whom he married May 21, 1983, in Belleville, IL;
his loving children, sons, Jeff (Sally) Arndt, and Steve (Leslie) Arndt, both of Smithton, IL,
and a daughter, Julie (Tim) Coggeshall, of Belleville, IL;
seven grandchildren, Daniel (Amanda), Kevin, Alex,
Natalie, and Andrew Arndt, and Morgan and Nathan Coggeshall;
nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made in the form of memorial masses.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 4, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.

Condolences Left For Donald Arndt

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Please accept our thoughts at this difficult time. Remember the good times, for they will help sustain you through the difficult times. We wish you all peace and comfort.

Mike Coggeshall and Cathy Robison, Clemson, South Carolina, 29631

To the Arndt Family,

May the care & love of those around you provide comfort & peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.

With deepest sympathy,


John Lawrence , Belleville, IL,

Please accept our sympathy on the passing of your father.He will be in our prayers.
Bill and Pat Biehl

Bill and Pat Biehl, Belleville, Illinois, 62221


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