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Donald F. Arnold

Des Plaines, Illinois

Mar 5, 1924 – Jul 27, 2020 (Age 96)


March 5, 1924
July 27, 2020
Des Plaines, Illinois
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


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G.L. Hills Funeral Home, Ltd. Obituary

Donald F. Arnold, age 96, of Hanover Park, formerly of Des Plaines,  Illinois for over 60 years  passed away peacefully on July 27, 2020. Don was a WWII Army Veteran having landed on D Day and was in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe.  He was the beloved husband of 67 years to the late Charlotte, nee Brud. Loving father of Dan (Karen) Arnold, Connie (Jim) Lavaty, the late Ron (Karen) Arnold, and his former daughter-in-law Linda Arnold. Proud grandfather of eight, great-grandfather of eight, he was predeceased by one great-grandchild. Dear brother of Diane (Jim) Pawela and the late June (Tom) Popke. Private family service will take place followed by interment with military honors at All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Don’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or Disabled American Veterans  Funeral care provided by G.L. Hills Funeral Home. For information please call the funeral home at (847) 699-9003 or

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As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

My Grandpa was like a second father to me. I will miss our special talks and the special bond we shared. He was there for me through my whole existence . My happiest times were when my Grandmother was alive and I used to always go over to their house duri

Please accept our deepest sympathies at this time.

So sorry to hear this...Uncle Don was always smiling! He lived a long, full life. Both Aunt Lottie and Uncle Don left great family memories in my life. My Sympathies to all of you❤

Best Dad/ Friend any Son could ever have.