Arendt, Anthony "Tony'
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Anthony "Tony" Arendt, New Franken, was ushered into heaven, Wednesday morning, Feb. 13, 2013, at Bornemann Nursing Home. He was born Sept. 22, 1933, to the late Alois and Martha (Dorner) Arendt.
On Oct. 5, 1957, Tony married Georgia Corbisier in Green Bay, Wis.
Tony was in the Marine Corps from 1953 to 1956. He loved fishing on Lake Michigan with his friends, played trumpet in the Luxemburg Community Band for 25 years, was a member of the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262 Luxemburg, played taps at countless funerals and Memorial Day services, served with the Knights of Columbus and enjoyed working with the school kids for the annual poster contest and worked with confirmation classes. After 33 years Tony retired from Procter & Gamble. He and Georgia vacationed at Lake Havasu, Ariz., for several years after Tony's retirement. In his spare time, Tony could be found in his shed, smoking fish, sharpening saws, and puttering on wood-working projects. Tony always enjoyed good conversation over a few beers. He was a loving husband and a great father and grandfather.
Surviving are his wife, Georgia; daughter, Mona Christensen (David); son, Todd (Sherri); daughter Kim (Randy Aafedt); son Tim (Christine); grandchildren, Paul and Elise Christensen, Sarah, Mary and Lily Arendt, Samuel, Andrew, Benjamin and Julia Arendt; sisters, Amanda, Virginia, Sharon (Ellis); brothers, John (Francine) and Grant (Jeanne); as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alois and Martha Arendt; sisters, Catherine and Ethel; brothers Alois Jr. and Kenneth; and brothers-in-law, Neil and Ronald.
Friends called at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262 memorial service, was at6 p.m. Closing parish prayer service was at 7 p.m. with Rev. Dean Dombroski.
Visitation continued between 9 and 10:15 a.m. Saturday at St. Thomas The Apostle Church, Sugarbush. Funeral was 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Andrew Kurz officiating. Full military rites following the funeral.
Entombment will be private at the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established, with Unity Hospice and St. Kilian Church, New Franken. www.mcmahonfh.com
The family would like to especially thank our family, neighbors and friends for the uncountable visits with Tony, the outstanding staff of Unity Palliative Care and Hospice, Bornemann Nursing Home as well as the many doctors who cared for him over the years. Remembering Tony's favorite sayings, "Keep Smiling", "We're just here for a visit", "Better than a sharp stick in the eye" and "Hold the phone".
Published in Kewaunee County Star-News on Feb. 23, 2013