Harlan L. “Butch” Arndt Obituary

October 24, 2022–

Harlan Lawrence “Butch” Arndt
November 18, 1949 – October 11, 2022

Harlan L. “Butch” Arndt, age 72, of Nekoosa, WI passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Harlan was born November 18, 1949 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI to Roy and Nellie (Young) Arndt Sr. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids with the class of 1968. He served his country in the United States Navy from 1968-1972. He was a proud member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

Harlan was united in marriage to Barbara Herman on December 5, 1970 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Wisconsin Rapids. They were blessed with over 51 years of marriage and two children, Chris and Tonya.

Harlan worked at Preway Inc. for 20 years and later at Consolidated Papers Inc. in the converting division for 20 years, retiring in 2012.

He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was a skilled woodworker and crafted many gifts for family and friends. He loved cutting grass and taking care of his yard. He was a proud owner of a 1947 Chevy Coupe that he took to area car shows. He treasured time spent with his granddaughters and traveling with Barb, including a special trip to Alaska. Harlan was quite the jokester and always had a good story to share. He is loved and will be deeply missed.

Harlan is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; son, Christopher (Tiffany) Arndt of Wisconsin Rapids; daughter, Tonya (Keith) Amundson of Nekoosa; five granddaughters: Ciara, Mikayla, Makenzie, Ashley, and Mataya; sisters and brothers: Joann Arndt, Roy (Rosann) Arndt Jr., and Margaret Lockman all of Wisconsin Rapids, Lawrence (Julie) Arndt of Nekoosa, and Laurie (Duke) Ross of Bancroft; sister-in-law Ann Reber of Mesa, AZ; brothers-in-law Alfred Herman of Cary, NC and Victor Bertotto of Wisconsin Rapids; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Linda Bertotto and Ruth Ann Arndt; father and mother-in-law, Charles and Anna Herman; and brothers and sisters-in-law: John (Karen) Herman, Delores (Robert) Munro, Walter Herman, Lawrence (Betty) Herman, Al Reber, and Rose Porter.

(Courtesy of Herman-Taylor Funeral Home)