Richard "Bumpa" Arndt(1929 - 2012)

Arndt, Richard "Bumpa"

Richard W. "Bumpa" Arndt went to be with Jesus in Heaven on Saturday Dec. 8, 2012 surrounded by his beloved family at St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee. He was born on Feb. 15, 1929 in the town of Osceola the son of Raymond and Elvera Guell Arndt and birth father Lawrence McElhatton. On Jan. 22, 1949 Richard married LaNora G. Hadley at Salem Church in Fond du Lac. Richard owned and operated R&R Trucking and then was a Dairy farmer. After retirement, he loved driving school bus. All his grandchildren and numerous friends knew him as Bumpa. He was a member of Covenant Church in Fond du Lac and enjoyed music, singing in the church choir, Fond du Lac Barbershop, playing cards ie. poker, Scrabble and Yahtzee. Richard became proficient with the computer in the last years and traveled extensively. Most of all, Bumpa was a great Dad not only raising his children but many grandchildren and many others.

Survivors include: special friend Sondra Reimer of Plymouth, his children Linda (Jon) Paulson, Richard B. Arndt, Shirley Wendt, Mary Arndt all of Fond du Lac, John (Bruce Genz) Arndt of West Bend, Tim Arndt, Susanne (Randall) Freund all of Fond du Lac and Cheryl (Robert) Hurt of Texas, his grandchildren Richard S.(Jennifer) Arndt of Middleton, Jennifer (P.J.)Solomon of MA, Ben (Whitney)Arndt of Shawano, Sheila Arndt, Amy Wendt, Emily (Andrew) Jorgensen, Dennis Arndt, Adam Arndt, Bradley Ryan, Tristan Arndt, Tatiana Arndt, Eric Freund, and Sarah Freund all of Fond du Lac, his great grandchildren Joshua Smith of ND, Travis Smith of S.C., Lily and Eloise Arndt of Middleton, Henry and Patrick Solomon of MA, Joel Arndt of Lomira and Ava Freund of Fond du Lac, his great great grandchildren Madison Smith of IA, and Travis "L.T." Smith of S.C. , his brothers Dave (Delores) Arndt of DeForest and LeRoy Arndt of Appleton, David and Dennis McElhatton, his sisters Betty (Bruno) Yunker of Wauwatosa, Sheila (George) Heinick of MI and Mary (Pat) Cassidy of Middleton, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife LaNora on Mar. 2, 2010, and a brother Dan Arndt.

Visitation will be Wednesday Dec. 12th from 4 to 8 PM at the Twohig Funeral Home, 305 Fond du Lac Ave. Fond du Lac and on Thursday from 10:30 AM until time of services at Ledgeview Memorial Park.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday Dec. 13th at 12:00 PM in the Shrine of Rest Mausoleum Chapel at Ledgeview Memorial Park, N6250 County Rd. K, Fond du Lac. Rev. James Morning will officiate and entombment will follow at Ledgeview.

Online guestbook and condolences at

Funeral Home

Twohig Funeral Home - Fond du Lac
305 Fond du Lac Ave.  Fond Du Lac, WI 54935
(920) 921-0960

Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on Dec. 10, 2012