Saturday, January 19, 2013

James 'Ace' F. Arndt

James F. Arndt, “Ace,” age 80, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center. James was born in Racine on January 24, 1932, son of the late Henry C. and Margaret (Nee: Holler) Arndt.

Jim attended St. Joseph’s Grade School and Washington Park High School. He was employed with Racine Stamping for twenty-five years and retired from In-Sink-Erator after twenty-six years of employment. He was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. An avid sportsman, Ace was Racine’s #1 baseball catcher in the 1960s. He loved ice skating up until he was 67 years old and was a huge Black Hawks fan. He was also a Red Sox fan, a Colts fan and enjoyed spending time playing cards, poker and especially Schafskopf. He was a good uncle and enjoyed a good pickup game of broomball with his nieces and nephews or taking them to the carnival, where he would win them prizes. He will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his son, James Arndt; brother, Charles Arndt; sister, Marion Witkofski; sisters-in-law, Emily Arndt, Beverly Arndt; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Henry, William and Richard; and sisters, Louise Kristan and Margaret Arndt.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, January 24, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1533 Erie St., with Rev. Richard J. Molter officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Thursday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of Wheaton Franciscan All Saints 3med, especially nurses Cherrie and Ana, and Wheaton Franciscan Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.

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