Warren J. Arndt Sr., 66

Warren J. Arndt Sr., 66, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 at his residence in West Bend.

He was born on March 19, 1945 in West Bend to the late Menroy and Rosemary (nee Kuester) Arndt. On Sept. 26, 1964, he was united in marriage to Regina Fettig at Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend.

Warren worked at the Gehl Company in product assembly for 42 years, retiring in 2007. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, fishing with his sons, reading, the outdoors, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.

His brother, Elroy, gave him the joy of life by donating his kidney, which Warren cherished for 25 years.
Warren is survived by his wife of 47 years, Regina Arndt of West Bend; two sons, Warren (Mary) Arndt Jr. and Jeffrey (Patty) Arndt both of West Bend; five grandchildren, Corey (Melissa) Arndt, Melyssa Arndt, Nathan (special friend, Morgan Rome) Arndt, Thomas Arndt and Virginia Arndt; mother-in-law, Lena Fettig of North Dakota; sisters-in-law, Margaret (Jerry) Keller of North Dakota; Theresa Hatten of Minnesota; Leona Riehe of Minnesota, Magdalene (Larry) Svoboda of North Dakota, Agnes (Fred) Mack of Minnesota, and Rosie (Chuck) Bringgold of Minnesota; brothers-in-law, Phillip (Mary) Fettig of Wisconsin, Wendelin (Albeana) Fettig of North Dakota, Louie (Julie) Fêting of Wyoming, Othmor (Terry) Fettig of Minnesota, Pius (Tammy) Fettig of North Dakota, and George (Ann) Fettig of Minnesota; two nieces, Sheilah (Russ) Krebs of Hartford and Jenny (Bryan) Ziegler of Fond du Lac; many other nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Elroy Arndt; three nephews, Brian Hatten, Mark Fettig and Kevin Svoboda; and father-in-law, Louie Fettig.

A Mass of Christian burial in remembrance of Warren will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 138 N. Eighth Ave., West Bend with Rev. Gerald Brittain presiding. Burial will follow in Washington County Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, 1315 W. Washington St., West Bend from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. with prayers at 10:30 a.m.

Memorials to the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin, nkfw@kidneywi.org or 16655 W. Bluemound Road, Suite 240 Brookfield, WI 53005-5923 are appreciated by the family.

Online guest book and condolences may be found at

A special thank you to Dr. Cohen of Froedtert Hospital and Seasons Hospice, all the special nurses, nursing assistants, and staff for the wonderful care Warren received.