Rodencal, Arnold E.
Arnold Eugene Rodencal, age 87 of Berlin, formerly of Auroraville, passed away Easter Sunday morning, April 20, 2014 at Patriot Place in Berlin, where he had been residing. He was surrounded by the love of his family and strengthened by his faith in his risen Lord.
He was born August 11, 1926 in the Township of Aurora, Waushara County, a son of Clarence C. and Mildred M. Joles Rodencal. Arnold lived in Auroraville and attended school there. He served his Country in the United States Army during World War II from February, 1945 to November, 1946. Arnie served with the Army of Occupation in Japan at the end of the War.
Arnie was united in marriage to Joyce Marilyn (Jensen) Hansen on February 16, 1980 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Auroraville. Marilyn and Arnie enjoyed 34 wonderful years together. Their home overlooked the millpond in Auroraville. They moved to Berlin a few years ago.
Arnie had been employed at Oshkosh Truck in the tool room until his retirement.
He was a lifetime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Auroraville, where he served on the Church Board, was an usher, and taught Sunday School for many years.
He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing, and sharing these activities with his step-grandkids. He was active with the Auroraville Oldtimers.
Second only to his Church and being with his family, Arnie greatest love was being a proud, active member of the Berlin and Redgranite Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a faithful participant in Military Funerals providing Military Honors for deceased Veterans for many years until he was unable to do this due to his failing health.
Arnie is survived by his beloved wife, J. Marilyn Rodencal, a resident of Patriot Place in Berlin; a step-son, Wayne (Cathy) Hansen of Wild Rose; 2 step-daughters, Connie Braun of Ripon, and Darlene Hansen of Fond du Lac; 8 step-grandchildren, 13 step-great-grandchildren, and 2 step-great-great-grandchildren. Arnie is also survived by a sister, Geraldine Duty of Orofino, Idaho; 2 sisters-in-law, Shirley Kopshinsky of Waukesha and Rosemarie Jensen of Saxeville; 14 nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many good friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Doris Rodencal, a sister and brother-in-law, Josephine and Harold Friemark, and 2 brothers-in-law, Charles Kopshinsky and Duane Jensen.
SERVICES: Funeral Services for Arnold E. Rodencal will be held Thursday, April 24, at 11:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, N2506 Highway 49 in Auroraville (rural Berlin). The Rev. Brian M. Beardsley, Pastor will officiate. Following these Services, Arnie will be laid to rest with full Military Honors provided by his fellow V.F.W. members and the Wisconsin Military Honors Detail in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Town of Aurora.
VISITATION: Friends may call at the Church in Auroraville on Thursday morning only from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. prior to the time of Services.
Following the Cemetery Services, there will be a time of fellowship and refreshment in the Church Hall.
The Ruminski Funeral Home of Redgranite is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Published in Oshkosh Northwestern from Apr. 21 to Apr. 23, 2014