Jeffery K. Arnold, 64, of South Whitley, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Monday, April 27, 2020. Born April 13, 1956 in Decatur, IN, he was the son of Warren and Glory (Lautzenheiser) Arnold.
Jeff graduate from Whitko High School with the Class of 1974. On November 3, 1979, he married Dorthea Schrader in Reno, NV. Jeff served in the United States Air Force from 1974-1978. He also served as Commander of AmVets Post 2919, where he had been a member for several years. He worked for Miners Stock Farm for the last 27 years as a herdsman and delivered newspapers for the Journal Gazette for the last eight years. He enjoyed working both of his jobs. Jeff enjoyed golfing, Indianapolis Colts Football, singing karoke, listening to music, and spending time with his wife, family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Dorthea Arnold; children, Nathan Arnold of Warsaw, Melody Arnold of Fort Wayne and Ty (Heather) Arnold of South Whitley; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Angie and Valerie; and brother, Troy Arnold. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Jane, and nephew Eddie.
Although Jeff deserves so much more, due to the social distancing requirements in place, a private funeral for his immediate family will take place. Memorial donations may be made in Jeff's honor to his final expenses. Arrangements with DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to sign his "Tributes" page in place of signing a guest book or to leave his family online condolences.
Please select the link below to view Jeff's funeral service. Thank you.
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I cant believe that Jeff has passed on. I was best friends with his sister, Jane, and always remembered Jeff so full of life. He was a good man. Rex and I are saddened and want the family to know that we will pray for them in their loss. Rex and Cinda Schipper
So sorry for your loss. Jeff was just truly a good guy. He will be missed by all that knew him.
Diane (Austin) Parkinson
I can never think of the Green Parrot without thinking of you 2. I am so sorry for his passing. My thoughts are with you and your family
No matter how you felt, Jeff could always put a smile on your face. And he loved doing it. What a great guy!
I am so sad to hear this news. I only met Jeff a couple of times, mostly at the VFW singing karaoke. I always adored talking to him. He had a fantastic sense of humor and was so kind. I enjoyed seeing his humorous posts on social media.
So sorry to hear about Jeff. He turkey was an incredible human being. He will be missed. He was one of the greatest guys in our class. So very thoughtful. Praying our LORD comfort for you and your family. 🙏🙏🙏☦️☦️☦️
Going to miss Jeff he was amazing man always willing to help everyone lots of memories rip jeff
jeff swas such good person had heart of gold my late hubsand mike kilander always like jeff may god touch u nall in this diffcult time kilander family Blanche Dawn Jason
He was one of the nicest guys in the class of 1974. So glad I was able to chat with him at our last class reunion. May God comfort his family and friends in a way that only He can and keep sweet memories of a life well lived close to your hearts.
I'm so sorry for the loss of your dad. If you need to talk you know how to reach me. Matt told me so many stories about working with your dad. He enjoyed working with him a lot.
When you married Jeff, I was so happy for you. He brought joy to your life and everyone around him. I wish I could be there for you. My thoughts and love are. Hold on to the love and joy you had with Jeff and share it with those grandbabies. Lots of mental hugs and love.
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