John Arndt, 98, Mitchell

John Arndt, 98, of Mitchell, passed away Friday, May 31, 2013 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 3, 2013 at Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff with Pastor Frank Hernandez officiating. Interment will follow at East Lawn Cemetery in Minatare. Visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff. Memorials may be made to the Mitchell Rescue Unit. Online condolences may be made by visiting

John was born October 26, 1914 in Scottsbluff to George and Dora Dell Arndt. He married Anna Kuhlman on January 6, 1941 in Mitchell. They farmed in Minatare until moving to Wheatland, Wyoming in 1948. John and Anna moved back to Minatare in 1949 before moving to Mitchell where John worked at the sugar factory until his retirement.

Survivors include his daughter, Sharon (Jerry) Holmes of Oroville, CA; granddaughters, Debi (Michael) Grubbs of Mitchell, Brandy (Brent) Conley of Bridgeport, Mindy (Ray) Stites of Hemmingford and Cynthia (Bobby) O'Reiley of Shelton, NE; grandson, Gregory (Adre) Holmes of Lakeside, CA; 28 great-grandchildren; ten great-great grandchildren; sister, Esther Grommet of Colorado; sister-in-law, Martha Bower of Casper, WY; son-in law, Paul Nelson of Mitchell, and special nephew, Ronald Kuhlman of Gering.

Preceding John in death were his parents; wife, Anna; daughter, Carol Nelson; son, Bobby Arndt; an infant son; great granddaughter, Elizabeth Spann; great-great granddaughter, Araya Spann; four brothers; and three sisters.

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