Arndt, SSG Adam A.
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SSG Adam A. Arndt, age 31, a resident of Germantown, MD, and formerly of Manitowoc, entered eternal life on April 8, 2013.
Adam was born on February 18, 1982 in Manitowoc to Jeff and Cheryl (McCarthy) Arndt. He graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 2000. Adam then enlisted with the United States Army in October of 2003 and was a nine year veteran. He served in Korea, Germany, and was last deployed to Turkey from September 2009 to September 2010. In January of 2011, Adam was assigned to the recruiting office in Columbia, MD as a Human Resource Specialist. His decorations include: Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Sea Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Non-commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and Certificate of Achievement.
Survivors include Adam's wife: Kaitlyn Arndt, Maryland; father: Jeff Arndt, DePere; mother: Cheryl Arndt, Manitowoc; brother: Eric (Naomi) Arndt, Bloomington, Illinois; three sisters: Rebekka (Jason) Heinzen, Manitowoc; Natasha (Brian) Karstaedt, Manitowoc; and Katrina (Aaron) Schwarzenegger, Smithsburg, Maryland; niece: Isabelle; three nephews: Myles, Ethan, and Braden; also grandparents, aunts, uncle, cousins, and many, many great friends. Adam was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather: Robert W. McCarthy.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. at the Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home on Friday, April 19, 2013. Rev. Dr. Matthew Sauer will officiate. Relatives and friends may call at the Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home on Friday from noon until the time of the funeral service at 3 p.m. Following the funeral service, a reception will be held at the Harrigan Parkside Gathering Center on the south property of the funeral home. Online condolence may be sent to www.harriganparksidefuneralhome.com
The Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and Crematory, N. 11th and St. Clair streets, Manitowoc is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Adam's name to: The Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org) or The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention (www.afsp.org).
Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter from Apr. 17 to Apr. 19, 2013