Gale William Arndt
November 7, 1926 ~ November 12, 2012
LAYTON – Our beloved father, Gale William Arndt, passed away November 12, 2012 at the age of 86.
He was born on November 7, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan, to Emil R. and Bessie Thomas Arndt. He grew up in Roseville, Michigan the third of seven children.
Bill served in the US Navy during World War II aboard the USS Orvetta and the USS Hector in the Marshall Islands, the Philippines and Shanghai, China. In October of 1947 he joined the US Air Force and served in the Korean War. He retired from military service in 1965.
He gave the most productive years of his life to the service of our country to ensure the preservation of peace throughout the world and to protect our freedom.
Bill’s greatest love was his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He married Dorothy J. Beck on February 11, 1953. Their vows were later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on July 12, 1963. He held many callings in the LDS Church, including Bishopric Counselor, high council and Ogden LDS Temple ordinance worker.
Surviving are his wife Dorothy, their children and their spouses, Sharon Hinson, Layton; Steve and Cindy Arndt, Riverdale; Dick and Pat Arndt, Bess and Calvin Kendell, Clearfield; and Lori and William Snegirev, Palmer, Alaska. He has 23 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are two brothers and one sister, Thomas Arndt, Sharon Augustine, and Richard Arndt all of Michigan.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 16, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Lincoln Ward Building, 590 W. Antelope Dr., Layton. Friends may visit family on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Road and Friday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.
Interment, Lindquist’s Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Road, South Ogden.
April 15, 2014, 11:55 pm-
I miss u grandpa I cry or try to cry on November 12. It has been almost 2 years since you were declared deceased. It seems to me that every time I think of you I cry and miss you. I cry myself to sleep when I think about you and how it would be if you were still here with us. I have been trying to keep my grades up I don't want to fail you like I already have to other people. I hope one day soon I will be with you again. I try not to cry on Veterans day at school,but it is too hard to keep back all of my tears. I miss you please come back to us. It was hard the first few months after you had passed away. I miss you I just want to hug you and never let you go again. I wish I was able to have said goodbye. We all tried to be tough. But unfortunately some of us couldn't be tough. Please watch over me and help me make the right choices in life. With all my love your great-granddaughter Faith.
- Faith Arndt
November 15, 2012, 6:56 am-
Steve & Cindy may God bless your family with love and strength.
- Scott Thurman & family