David "Arnie" Arnoldussen
1948 - 2021
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David "Arnie" Arnoldussen

Kaukauna - David "Arnie" Arnoldussen, age 72 of Kaukauna, passed away January 7, 2021 at the place he loved to be, up north at his cottage on Lower Post Lake, Wisconsin. Dave was born July 30, 1948 to Raymond and Pearl (VandeHey) Arnoldussen. He married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life Mary (Bergman) Arnoldussen on November 8, 1968. Together they raised their 3 sons. He was a member of both St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Kaukauna and Holy Family in Elcho, Wisconsin.

Dave is survived by Mary, his loving wife of 52 years, and his 3 sons and their families: Dean Arnoldussen (Coralie Parnell) of Wonder Lake, IL, and their children Erin, Rianne, Paige and Adia; Adam (Robin) Arnoldussen of Kaukauna and their children Alex and Audrey; Nick (Erika) Arnoldussen of Appleton. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Donald Arnoldussen and his wife, Tammy Arnoldussen, brothers-in-law Norbert Fox, Charles Walker, mother-in- law Margaret Bergman, and father-in- law John P. Bergman. Also surviving are his brother Charles (Karen) Arnoldussen, his sister Charlene (Ron) Ehlers, and brother Dennis (Mary) Arnoldussen; sisters-in-law Nancy (Butch) Miller, JoAnn Fox, and Sandy Walker, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Dave did what he loved to do all his life. He started Arn's Cabinets with his father Ray in 1976, then later took it over teaching his two sons, Nick and Adam, who later took over the business. His son Dean, mechanical engineer, also inherited his dad's love of wood working.

In 1996, he and three others started Fox Valley Mission Group. Over the course of 25 years, he has volunteered both domestically and internationally, with Nicaragua being a place he and Mary both held so close to their hearts. Dave has gone over 25 times, with some of the most memorable being those where some of his children and grandchildren accompanied him. They considered Nicaragua their second home.

Dave's family has many cherished memories of the time spent with him.

A private funeral liturgy will be held for the family. This mass will be livestreamed at Dave's obituary page at www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 14, 2021.

Dave, Love you forever. I will miss so much hearing, "Night, Mar." Until we meet again. Yours, Mary.

Grandpa, Thank you for all the fun memories from the outdoor activities and adventures that we shared. Love, all your grandchildren.

Dad, Thank you so much for your constant love and guidance and for teaching us about life and what is important. Love, Dean, Adam, and Nick. WWDD






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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Jan. 9 to Jan. 10, 2021.
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January 16, 2021
I feel fortunate to have gotten to know and work with Dave. He was a skilled craftsman with a quick sense of humor. The community will miss him. Prayers for you and your family Mary.
Cindi MacSwain
January 16, 2021
Our heartfelt sympathy to the entire Arnoldussen family. We have known Dave for more than 50 yrs. and have always known him to be a kind and decent man, quick with that little half smile and a helping hand. We will hold you in our prayers.
Vanden Heuvel family
Friend
January 12, 2021
We are so sad to hear about the sudden loss of your beloved husband Dave! Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Dave was such kind and gentle man, he will be missed by all who knew him. I will always cherish the fun times we had at Countryside!
RIP Dave.

Pam &Gordy VanDera
Friend
January 11, 2021
Mary and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We know that Dave made beautiful cabinets.
Dennis and Theresa Brown
Friend
January 11, 2021
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Margaret McCoy
January 11, 2021
They say in life you are lucky to have one or two good friends. Dave and Mary you have been that for us. In good times and bad with your cards, calls, visits and physical help. We have been blessed to have you both in our lives. We will truly miss Dave’s smile and sense of humor. When Mary and Dave were United in marriage, you couldn’t have found a better a match.
Love & Friendship Sherry & Bill
Sharon and Bill Turriff
Friend
January 10, 2021
Dave was one of those people who helped so many, in a quiet sort of way. He knew how to pull people together to get the job done; void of any showy display of fanfare. Dave worked hard, but also made sure there was enough time for fun!
An example is in a wooden game board that, together, both Dave and Mary crafted. We have one of these beautifully made boards, which has brought hours of fun to our family.
Anyone who has played a rousing game of "Dirty Marbles" will understand what I am about to say.
"From now on, whenever a deuce card turns up on our board, we will think of both Dave and Mary. The deuce keeps the player in the game without jeopardizing the other players. It also grants an extra bonus turn, which brings the player that much closer to the safety of their home base."
Dave, you have shown us a lifetime of examples of the kinder path you chose to follow home.
With our love and comfort to Mary and family,
Paula & Dave McGuire


Paula and Dave McGuire
Friend
January 10, 2021
Our sympathy to the family.
Tom & Sue Joosten
Acquaintance
January 10, 2021
Dave was a great friend over the years both in business & as a friend thru Dennis.
Always a joy to see him and Mika once in a while.
He will be missed dearly.
Love Joe&Kathy
Joseph Ryba
Friend
January 10, 2021
Mary and family, words fail me. My heart aches for your loss. He will be dearly missed by his many friends on Lower Post Lake. My deepest condolences to each of you.
Sharron Hanson
Friend
January 10, 2021
May God bless you and your family. Dave touched the hearts of so many people. I'm honored to have know him and will miss him very much.
Skip Spurgeon
Friend
January 10, 2021
All of my encounters with Dave revealed what a wonderful, kind person he was. I'm so sorry he left us so young. My sincere condolences to his family.
Bruce Petros
Friend
January 10, 2021
I am so sorry to hear this. I don’t know words to express properly the condolences I feel for you.
Joe Verhagen
Acquaintance
January 10, 2021
Mary and family so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed all of the fishing trips we when on and had so much fun.
Don Vander Heiden
Friend
January 9, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Tina Langkau
Friend
January 9, 2021
Dave was my cabinet maker! He did such excellent work...I am so sorry to learn of his untimely passing. He told me of his mission work during his visits to my home. I admired him so very much. May he RIP.
Suzanne Chaffee Swanson
Acquaintance
January 9, 2021
Condolences to the entire Arnoldussen family,
I always enjoyed doing business with Dave at Arn's Cabinet truly
sorry to hear that Dave passed. Your entire family is in our thoughts
and prays.
Russ & Paula Gilson
Russ Gilson
Friend
January 9, 2021
Although Dan and I didn't know your Dad Adam, from reading the obit we can see what a very wonderful man and Father he was to you, What an example he was to you and all those around him. We are so sorry for your loss; just keep the wonderful memories of him going.
Dan and Nancy Angell
Dan and Nancy Angell
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