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Charles Edward Arndt Obituary
Charles Edward Arndt Charles Edward Arndt of Austin, father, grandfather, and an extraordinary gentleman, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013 in his home after a long illness. Charles was born on October 10, 1928 in Harlingen, Texas. He graduated from Wharton High School in Texas. Charles attended Wharton Junior College, and then entered the U.S. Navy in 1948. While stationed in Providence, Rhode Island he met his future wife, Ernestine Dahn. Charles and Ernestine were married on Christmas Day, 1952. They moved to Austin, Texas where he attended the University of Texas, and they started their family of five daughters. They were actively involved in their church and community. Charles' professional career included employment as a civil engineer with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and L.C.R.A. He led a life dedicated to sharing his Christian faith and love while serving all he met. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Ernestine Arndt; son-in-law, Glenn Heckmann; and sister, Lois Halvorsen. Survivors include daughters, Jayne Heckmann of Dripping Springs, TX, Kathy and Walt Arnold of Lexington, SC, Paula and David Luckemeyer of New Braunfels, TX, Diane and Bruce McCamant of Fort Worth, TX, and Sarah and Shawn White of Chesapeake, VA; siblings, Margaret Boerger, Arthur Arndt, Mary Beth Chapman, James Arndt, and William Arndt; 19 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church located at 3701 W. Slaughter Lane in Austin, TX 78749. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Charles to Bethany Lutheran Church. Condolences may be made at www.cookwaldenforestoaks.com


Published in Austin American-Statesman on May 10, 2013
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