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William Arndt

Born: Thu., Jan. 14, 1932
Died: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017


Graveside Service

10:00 AM Mon., Nov. 27, 2017


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William (Bill) Gordon Arndt, Ret SFC US Army, 85 of Sierra Vista, AZ, passed away on 18 November 2017. Bill was born on January 14, 1932 in Raleigh County, West Virginia.

He enlisted in the Army as a young man of 17. During his 26 years of service to our country, Bill had tours in Germany, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, and Okinawa. Among the numerous medals he earned throughout his military career include the National Defense Service medal, the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, the Army Commendation Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, and a Meritorious Unit Citation for exceptional conduct in support of combat operations in Korea.

Upon retiring from the Army in 1975, Bill went on to work for the Pueblo Del Sol golf course and later the PDS water company. His knack for fixing tough issues was often called on long after his final retirement from PDS.

An avid college sports fan, Bill often had get-togethers to watch his West Virginia Mountaineers. His hobbies included tinkering, fishing, feeding his backyard birds and working over an occasional slot machine.

Mr. Arndt is survived by his son Wayne; daughter Sandy; his beloved grandchildren Tyler, Garrett, Aiden, and Xochitl; his former spouse Hannelore who provided much of his care these last few years; his loving sister Katheryn (Roland); his much loved nephew Mark; and many many wonderful nieces and nephews. Called Pops by many, Bill also leaves behind numerous friends (young and old) who often gathered at his house to play pool, washers, shuffleboard, or a mean game of Wii bowling.

Please join us on Sunday at Buffalo Wild Wings on the patio at 2pm to raise a toast (or two) in his memory. A graveside service with military honors will be conducted on Monday, November 27th at 10 am at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in his memory to your favorite animal charity. Our dad had a soft spot in his heart for all animals great and small and could be counted on to feed all that strayed across his path.

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