Kenneth Dale Arnold, 83, of Effingham, formerly of Shumway, passed away at 11:23 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Beecher City, with Curtis Graves officiating. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until service time. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville, with military rites. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Condolences may be left at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.
He was born May 28, 1930, in Jackson Township, Effingham County, the son of Otto and Electa (Largent) Arnold. He married Betty I. Brunk April 7, 1955, in Kentucky. He graduated from Beecher City High School, where he held the record in the mile run for 25 years. He served in the U.S. Army as a medic during the Korean War stationed in Germany. He was a dairy farmer and retired from Bobber Truck Stop in Effingham. He was a member of the Effingham Church of Christ, NFO, Effingham Farm Bureau and formerly was a 4-H leader. He enjoyed telling jokes, drinking coffee, being around people and spending time with his family, sons and grandchildren.
Surviving are his wife, Betty; children, Rita (Mark) Miller of Sigel, Karen (Gary) Buehnerkemper of Effingham, Darrell Arnold of Effingham, Diane (Jason Alsept) Arnold of St. Elmo, and Kevin Arnold of Effingham; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; one sister; and one grandson, Stephen Arnold.
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