In Memory of

Kenneth Joseph Arndt

July 4, 1941 - November 13, 2021
From: Cherokee, IA

Ken was born on July 4, 1941, in Sac City, IA to Mary Baker and Franz Arndt. He grew up in Sac City, and lived with his grandparents George and Mable Graf. Ken married his wife of 60 years, Barb, and moved to Cherokee where he worked for Wison Foods as a QA meat inspector for over forty years. After retiring, he worked part time for Cherokee Schools for eight years and then retired fully.

 Ken loved going fishing in Canada with his wife, sons, brothers, grandkids, and friends. He made many trips and caught many walleye over the fifty-five plus years of going. He also loved spending time with his grandkids. His eyes would light up when they were around. He will be missed by his family and friends, but will be remembered for his colorful phrases and jokes.

 Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Baker and Franz Arndt and an infant brother. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Barb Arndt of Sioux City, IA; two sons, Brad and Pam Arndt of Sioux City, IA, and Jeff and Darci Arndt of Savage, MT; grandchildren, Matt, Kat, and Ashlee; great-grandchildren, Emma, Jordyn, Isaiah, Brandon, and Ryker.

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A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 19, 2021, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, Iowa.
Father Daniel Rupp
Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with family present on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a 7:00 p.m. prayer service Thursday night following the visitation.
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa


Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 11:35 AM
“To Barb and Family,
My family and I would like to send our deepest sympathies on the passing of Kenny. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow.
Our Love, Doris Horne, Mike and Susi Horne, Larry and Brenda Horne, Christine and Johnny Salerno, Rick and Bonnie Horne and Theresa and Gary Poulas and families.”
- Doris Horne
Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 11:35 AM
“Barb, Jeff, Brad and families. So sorry to hear about Kenny. Prayers for peace in the coming days. ”
- Brenda Perrin
Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 11:35 AM
“We just learned that Joe had passed. Our deepest sympathies to all your family.”
- Tom and Karen Handke
Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 11:35 AM
“So sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers to your family Pat Ryan and family ”
- Pat Ryan
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 4:21 PM
“Many fond memories of Kenny at the packinghouse! Catch the big one, Kenny! RIP”
- Dennis Gries
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 4:21 PM
“Deepest Sympathy to the families of Kenny, May he Rest in Peace. ”
- Duane Mummert Mummert
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 4:21 PM
“Barb and family, So sorry to hear of Kenny's passing. I remember him from the Credit Union coming in and getting his "spending" money each week. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Phil & Barb”
- Phil & Barb Kindwall
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 4:21 PM
“So Sorry for you Loss Sherry and I both worked at Tyson with Kenny he was a Very Nice Guy our Condolences to you and Your Family...”
- Satch and Sherry
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 4:21 PM
“Rest Easy, Kenny!!!
- Ron and Jan Witcombe
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 4:21 PM
“My sincere condolences to your family. Kenny was a great man. I enjoyed working with him. My heart and sympathy goes out to the family.”
- Amanda Jordan
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 4:21 PM
“We are so sad to hear of your loss. Sending our thoughts & prayers to all of you & your family. Gods blessings; may your memories comfort you. ”
- John & Evonne Cook
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