David W. Arnett, 77, of 05581 Carter Creek Road, New Knoxville, died at 12:46 a.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Elmwood Care Center in New Bremen.
He was born on the family farm on Aug. 13, 1935, the son of Wilson and Gertrude (Wellman) Arnett.
He married Thelma Brown on Dec. 1, 1957, and she survives at Elmwood Care Center.
He is survived by his four children, Kurt (Lesia) Arnett of New Knoxville, Gary Arnett of New Knoxville, Troy (Robin) Arnett of New Knoxville and Angela (Mark) Stammen of Burketsville; by 12 grandchildren, Kelly Welsch, Ashley (Jay) Hegemier, Jamie (Monty) Meyer, Mitchell Arnett, Derek Dicke, Alex Arnett, Austin Arnett, Chelsea Stammen, Taylor Arnett, Kent Stammen, Andrew Arnett and Sarah Stammen; by six great-grandchildren; by one sister, Elnor “Susie” Tellejohann of Maumee; by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
David was a 1953 graduate of New Knoxville High School and was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during the Korean War. He was the co-owner of New Knoxville Supply Company, where he was a plumber. He was a member of the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, where he had served as an elder, trustee and deacon of the church. He was the former President of the New Knoxville Telephone Company and had served on the Board of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital. He was a member of American Legion Post 444, New Knoxville. He enjoyed performing Military Burial Honors with Post 444.
Burial rites will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Evangelical Protestant Cemetery in New Knoxville, the Rev. Dr. David Williams, officiant, where Post 444 will offer graveside Military Rites.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Ministry Center of the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, where memorial donations may be given to the Radio Broadcast Fund of the Church.
Condolences may be sent to David’s family via MillerFuneralHomes.net .
Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, 200 W. Spring St., New Knoxville, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.