Virgil Frank "Butch" Arndt

Born: Mon., Apr. 2, 1945
Died: Fri., Mar. 29, 2013


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 04, 2013
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Apr. 05, 2013
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Apr. 05, 2013
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

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Virgil F. Arndt, Jr.

April 2, 1945 – March 29, 2013


Former South Bend resident, Virgil Frank “Butch” Arndt, Jr., 67, of St. Cloud, FL died at 6:40 a.m. Friday, March 29th in Osceola Regional Hospital following a short illness.  Butch was born April 2, 1945 in South Bend to Mary G. (Dietl) and Virgil F. Arndt and was a lifetime area resident until moving to Florida several years ago. 

He is survived by his parents; brothers, Edward Arndt (Ruth Gaby) of South Bend, Richard Arndt (Sandy) of Cassopolis, MI, and Mark Arndt (Joyce) of St. Cloud; Nieces, Ashleigh Karasawa, Jenny Atwood, and Angela Stephenson; and two great-nieces and two great-nephews.  He was preceded in death by his dear wife Helen.

 Butch was a dishwasher for a number of years at Notre Dame and had also been employed at Kroger and Logan Industries.  He was a member of the clay Democratic Club and especially enjoyed going there to enjoy many nights of music and dancing.  He was also very active at Logan Center and participated in the Special Olympics.  He will always be remembered as a very good natured, happy, smiling person and was a special brother and son to his family.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 5th in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd.  Committal services and burial will follow in Highland Cemetery.  The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 4 until 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4th and on Friday one hour prior to services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Logan Community Resources, Inc., 2505 E. Jefferson Blvd., South Bend, IN, 46615.

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Charitable donations may be made in Virgil's memory to the following organization:

Logan Community Resources, Inc.
2505 E. Jefferson, South Bend, IN, 46615

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Penny Nemeth
   Posted Thu April 04, 2013
We are sad to hear of the loss of your son Virgil. He will be greatly missed by me and Erica. Virgil was always there when you needed him. He was a pleasure to be around. Take care Mary and Virgil Sr.

Penny and Erica

Jerry, Sherry, Christine, and Brian Black
   Posted Thu April 04, 2013
Sincere sympathy to Mary, Virgil, briothers and family of Butch. He'll truly be missed by all who ever got to meet him. Sincerely, The Black Family