Jeffrey Noble Arnold, 61, of Creston, Ill., died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007, at the Rochelle Hospital due to complications from lung cancer.
Born Aug. 16, 1945, at the DeKalb Public Hospital, he was the son of Noble Arnold Jr. and Lois (Mortland) Arnold. He married Linda Barr on Dec. 19, 1971, on a farm in rural DeKalb; they recently celebrated 35 years of marriage.
Jeff spent his life working with hardware and wood. He enjoyed social gatherings, especially when they involved good food and a setting near any body of water. He loved dogs, horses, family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; a daughter, Leah (Brett) Larmon; a grandson, Shaler Arnold Larmon; a sister, Peggy Arnold VanDeusen; a brother, Ted Arnold; a niece; four nephews; and his mother-in-law, Nancy Barr.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his father-in-law, Vernon Barr.
The funeral service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Creston United Methodist Church, with Pastor Judy Kreuger officiating. Private family burial will be held Monday, March 5, in Oquawka, Ill., near the cabin and river that he loved. Visitation will be from 3-5:30 p.m. Saturday at Anderson Funeral Home Ltd. in DeKalb.
Memorial donations can be made in Jeffrey Noble Arnold's name to the Creston Booster Hall Restoration Fund or Jeff's Trees, an environmental fund, in care of the Anderson Funeral Home Ltd., P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115.
For information, call (815) 756-1022.