Claude M. Arnold

Oct. 16, 1913 - May 12, 2007

Claude M. Arnold of Waukesha died Saturday, May 12, 2007, at age 93. Claude was born in Troy Center on Oct. 16, 1913, the son of Charles and Rose (nee Hoffman) Arnold.

His wife, Mary (nee Coakley) Arnold, preceded him in death in 1991. He played football for East Troy High School and baseball in the Land ‘o Lakes division. He played golf and enjoyed fishing and hunting near Lakewood, where they had a cottage. He enjoyed bowling and darts. He retired from Wisconsin Centrifugal in 1975.

Claude is survived by his wife, Harriet Anderson Arnold, who he married May 26, 1996. He was the loving father of his five children and will be missed greatly by Patricia (Ernest) Mueller, Gerald Arnold, Maryann (Duane) Kreger, Richard (Andrea) Arnold and David (Janille) Arnold; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He also is survived by his three stepchildren, Nina (Richard) Schlidt, Rita (Steve) Wrighton and Amy (Douglas) Limburg; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Claude also was preceded in death by his daughter, Jeanne, and granddaughter, Sara.

Visitation for Claude will be held from 5 p.m. until the 8 p.m. funeral service today, May 15, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Kelly Fowler will officiate. A private family inurnment will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials in Claude’s name may be directed to Rolland Nelson Crossroads Hospice, 1020 James Drive, Suite E, Hartland, WI 53029, or Buckmaster’s Program for Children.

The family would like to thank Dr. John Fish and the Waukesha Memorial Hospital staff and Rolland Nelson Crossroads Hospice for the compassionate care they provided Claude.

For more information, call Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 542-6609 or visit www.waukeshafuneralhome.com for online obituaries, directions or condolences.