Virgil F. Arndt

Born: Sun., Aug. 24, 1919
Died: Sun., Oct. 13, 2013


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 17, 2013
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Oct. 18, 2013
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

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SOUTH BEND - Virgil F. Arndt, 94, of South Bend, passed away Friday, October 11, 2013, at Signature Rehabilitation Healthcare, South Bend. Virgil was born August 24, 1919, in South Bend, to the late Frank and Dessie Mae (DuBois) Arndt. He was also preceded in death by a son, Virgil Arndt Jr.; sister, Rosalie Strong; and brother, Marion Arndt. On July 10, 1944, in South Bend, Virgil married Mary G. (Dietl), who survives. Also surviving are three sons, Edward (Ruth Gaby) Arndt of South Bend, Richard (Sandra) Arndt of Cassopolis, MI, and Mark (Joyce) Arndt of St. Cloud, FL; three grandchildren, Jennifer, Angela, and Ashleigh; four great-grandchildren, Curtis, Cassidy, Adam Jr., and Kaitlyn; and sister, Lillie Mae Lamorandier of Kalamazoo, MI. Virgil proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WW II. He worked as a tool and die maker for Garvin Bros. Inc. for forty-three years, was a former member of VFW Post 624, Post 1167, and Clay Democratic Club. Virgil was raised on a farm in Mattawan, Michigan. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, but mostly being with his family. He helped many and loved all people. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, October, 18, 2013, at Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd., with burial to follow at Highland Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family 3:00 till 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to The Center for Hospice Care, 111 Sunnybrook Ct., South Bend, IN 46637; or to Logan Industries, 3621 Boland Dr., South Bend, IN 46628. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at

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

Logan Industries
3621 Boland Drive, South Bend, IN 46628

Southern Care Hospice
310 W. McKinley, Mishawaka, IN 46554

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ellie huemmer
   Posted Tue October 15, 2013
so sorry to read about the loss of your father I have lost both my parents 16 months apart so you will be in my prayers they say time heals so I pray everyday for our loved ones. sending prayers to your family ellie huemmer