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David Arnold 1950-2013

Apr 23, 2013

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — David Louis Arnold, (April 12, 1950- April 09, 2013) originally from Mallard, passed away at home in Scottsdale, AZ.

The son of Jay and Olga Arnold, Dave was the last of four sons. His brother, Jeff, died as an infant. He and his brothers George and Tom graduated from Pocahontas Catholic High School in the 1960s.

Music was an important part of the Arnold household, thanks to their mother Olga. Growing up on the farm, Dave learned the value of hard work at an early age.

Dave and Mary (Crotty) were married in 1971, at Resurrection Parish in Pocahontas. They have three children, Mark Arnold (Jennifer Lowry) of Scottsdale, AZ, Patricia Schaefer (Brian) of Vancouver, BC and Angela Kirstein (Jason), also of Scottsdale, AZ. In addition to Mary and the children, he leaves grandchildren Elizabeth and Abigail Arnold, Mia Kirstein (Molly due in June), Grant and Miles Schaefer; also his brother Tom (Jeanne May) of Florida, sister-in law Nancy Arnold (Scott) of Virginia, many nieces and nephews, sisters-in law, brothers-in-law, mother-in-law Marge Crotty, of Pocahontas and other extended family members.

In addition to his brother Jeff, Dave was preceded in death by his grandparents Shorty and Maudelle Arnold of Plover, his parents, Jay and Olga; brother George; maternal grandparents and extended family members.

Donations may be made in David Arnold’s name to U.S. War Veterans Foundation (azptsd.org).