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Bill L. Arnold

October 25, 1927 ~ November 5, 2019 (age 92)


Bill L. Arnold, 92, of Auburn, IN, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Bill was born on October 25, 1927 in Decatur, IN to the late Homer W. and Lulu (Byerly) Arnold. On June 5, 1955, Bill married Eloise Feasel.

He was a member of the Wabash Friends Church and attended First United Methodist Church in Auburn. Bill was an educator for 30 years, with 24 of those years being served as Principal at Southwood Elementary from 1965-1989.

Bill was the past president of the Wabash Exchange Club and Workshop Enterprises of Wabash. He also served his country in the U.S. Army as a Medic.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Eloise Arnold of Auburn; his children, Melissa (John) McLaughlin of Auburn, Michael (Deb) Arnold of Wolcottville, Anne (Jeff) Passwater of Franklin, Rebecca (Randy) Krueckeberg of Decatur, Mark (Michael George) Arnold of Seattle, WA; 3 sisters-in-law, Juanita Arnold, Nancy Arnold, and Edith Arnold; 6 grandchildren, Austin (Haley) Arnold, Zachary Arnold, Emily (Joshua) Carroll, Megan Passwater, Gabriella and Ethan “Ryder” Arnold-George; 6 great grandchildren, Isla, Asher, Eloise, Piper, Oliviah and Lauryn. Other family members dear to Bill include, Bert, Sheila, Karissa, Braxton and Kendall McLaughlin, Joe, Amy, Marisa, Alayna McLaughlin, Kris, Johanna, Avery, Grant and Hadley Houser, Alicia and Adam (Kenzie & Maddux) Vanzile, Lauren Krueckeberg (Jaelyn and Allona) Zach Krueckeberg and Ryan Krueckeberg.

Bill was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Eugene Arnold, Stanley Arnold, Don Arnold and Homer Arnold Jr., a sister (stillborn), and a sister-in-law, Thelma Arnold.

Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2019 at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, 225 W. Adams St., Decatur.  

A Funeral Service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, 4504 W. 300 N., Decatur, with calling 1 hour prior to services from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Pastor Dave Phillips. Burial will immediately follow in the Pleasant Dale Church Cemetery, with Military Graveside Rites by the American Legion Post 43 Color Guard.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Quiet Knight or Wabash Friends Church.

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November 8, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home
225 West Adams Street
Decatur, IN 46733

Funeral Service
November 9, 2019

10:00 AM
Pleasant Dale Church Cemetery

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