In Memory of

Jeanette Helen Arndt

June 3, 1939 - September 30, 2020
From: Cherokee, IA

Jeanette Helen Arndt, the daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Schall) Hart was born on June 3, 1939, in Pocahontas, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Gilmore City, IA, where she attended school. During her junior years of school, she moved to Fort Dodge, IA, where she attended and graduated from Fort Dodge St. Edmunds High School. She later attended business school.

 On June 15, 1963, she was united in marriage to Richard “Dick” Arndt at Corpus Christy Catholic Church in Fort Dodge. Jeanette worked in Fort Dodge as a bank supervisor. In 1966, they moved to Storm Lake, IA where she worked from home and also assisted with various seasonal jobs. In 1992, they moved to Cherokee.

 Jeanette was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. She was also active in the Catholic Daughter’s of America, and was a Eucharistic Minister at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Storm Lake, where she served communion to shut-ins. Jeanette also volunteered her time to various other groups and was known as a strong woman, who always enjoyed helping others. She also enjoyed bowling, aerobics, and spending time with the afternoon coffee groups. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and friends.

 On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, Jeanette passed away at Cherokee Specialty Care at the age of 81. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Margaret Hart; her husband, Dick Arndt in 2006; one sister, Elaine Wempe; and three brothers, Francis Hart, Vincent Hart, and Edward Hart.

 She will lovingly be remembered by her children, Sharon Arndt-Nelson and her husband Jeff Nelson of Cherokee, IA, John Arndt of Sioux Falls, SD, and Sandra Meylor and her husband Bob of Sioux Falls, SD; six grandchildren: Zachary Nelson, Joy Blacketer, Christian Arndt, Mitchell Meylor, Edward Meylor, and Reilly Meylor; she is also survived by several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

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Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 5, 2020, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Social distancing will be practiced and masks will be required.
Monsignor Kenneth Seifried
Fahter Tom Hart
Jeff Nelson
Zach Nelson
Bob Meylor
Mitchell Meylor
Eddie Meylor
Christian Arndt
Public visitation will be held on Sunday, October 4, 2020, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. with the family present during that time at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa


Monday, October 19, 2020 at 7:23 AM
“Was sorry to hear Jeanette had passed. Remembering her as a friend of June. May they rejoice in a reunion in heaven. ”
- Brenda Perrin
Monday, October 12, 2020 at 12:28 PM
“ I was sorry to hear of Jeanette's passing... She was such a positive person then I always enjoyed visiting and taking taking care of her”
- Glenda Schleef
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 11:28 AM
“Jeanette will always be remembered and loved! Her beautiful, warm smile and gracious kindness have blessed us who know her. We rejoice that she is with the angels and saints in heaven! My sympathies and prayers for all who mourn for her.”
- Laurie Dreier
Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 11:30 AM
“Aunt Jeanette was an excellent role model for us all. She gave herself willingly to serve God and others. We trust that she is resting peacefully in Heaven with God. We will keep her children and grandchildren in our prayers.”
- Teresa and Victor Malchesky
Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 11:30 AM
“Jeanette was such a sweet loving person. When Jim and I got married she welcomed me in with open arms. She truly loved all people and she literally will be an angel.”
- Samanda Pickinpaugh
Friday, October 2, 2020 at 12:06 PM
“My sincere sympathy and prayers to Janettes family. Janette was a neighbor of mine. We had many visits and laughs when I assisted her at home. She was a very kind and faithful friend. May she rest peacefully in heaven.”
- Steve Goodburn
Friday, October 2, 2020 at 12:05 PM
“If there ever was an Angel on Earth it would be Jeanette. What a wonderful & Godly woman she was and always lifted others up. She will be so missed. Our thoughts and prayers to her family & friends. Love, Mike, Sherry, & Josalyn Hart”
- Michael & Sherry Hart
Friday, October 2, 2020 at 12:05 PM
“Heaven truly got a new angel with sweet Aunt Jeanette. She was one of the kindest people I have ever known. Her memory was amazing and her love of people was something to aspire to. Sending much love to her children and grandchildren. ”
- Debi Hart
Friday, October 2, 2020 at 12:05 PM
“So sorry to hear of Jeanette's passing and know that she is at peace with God in heaven, She was such a joy to minister the Eucharist on Sundays. Hugs to you all.”
- Joyce Bechtel
Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 9:37 AM
“Jeanette was one of the most kind and positive people I’ve ever met. My heartfelt sympathy to her family. ”
- Jani Boothby
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