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Eugene Stephen "Gene" Arnold
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Birth: Dec. 11, 1920
Buda
Bureau County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 3, 2013
Peoria
Peoria County
Illinois, USA

BUDA, IL - Eugene Stephen Arnold, 92, of Buda passed away at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Rosewood Care Center of Peoria, IL.

Born Dec. 11, 1920, in Buda to Charles and Sarah (Foster) Arnold, he married Kathryn M. (Kunkel) Morris on Oct. 26, 1946, in Princeton. She died March 12, 2007.

He was the owner and operator of Gene Arnold Trucking from 1935 to 2005, hauling livestock and grain.

He was a member of the Hopeland Cemetery Board, United Methodist Church in Buda and Buda Board of Education, and was a 67-year member of Buda American Legion Post 261.

He served with the 9th Army Air Force from September 1942 to January 1946, having attained the rank of staff sergeant. He served in the European Theater, including battles and campaigns in the Rhineland and central Europe.

Surviving are two daughters, Sue (Allen) Monts of Dunlap and Kathy (Joe) Addis of Vancouver, Wash.; four grandchildren, Amanda (Pat) Schlehuber of Bloomington, Leslie (David) Hickman of Marquette Heights, Sarah (Mario) Ruiz of Valparaiso, Ind., and Susan (Matthew) Hoffman of Troutdale, Ore.; four great-granddaughters and two great-grandsons.

He also was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Charles E. (Lois) Arnold, Jr. and Verne (Charlene) Arnold; and two sisters, Ruth (Raymond) Van Drew and Dolores (Stanley) Young.

Burial will be in Hopeland Cemetery, Buda, with military rites conducted by Buda American Legion Post 261.

Pallbearers will be Allen Monts, Pat Schlehuber, Alex Schlehuber, David Hickman, Joel Van Drew and Ronald Arnold.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on September 6, 2013


 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Edgar Arnold (1889 - 1953)
  Sarah Hester Foster Arnold (1893 - 1966)
 
 Spouse:
  Kathryn Mattie Kunkel Arnold (1923 - 2007)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ruth Eleanor Arnold VanDrew (1919 - 2005)*
  Eugene Stephen Arnold (1920 - 2013)
  Charles Edgar Arnold (1924 - 1994)*
  Dolores Hope Arnold Young (1928 - 1949)*
  Verne Foster Arnold (1932 - 2003)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hopeland Cemetery
Buda
Bureau County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Kathy S. Addis
Originally Created by: Jeanette
Record added: Sep 13, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 117021043
Eugene Stephen Gene Arnold
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Thank you for your service Dad. Love & miss you.
- Kathy
 Added: May. 23, 2015

- Kathy S. Addis
 Added: Apr. 19, 2015

- Barb
 Added: Apr. 16, 2015
 
 
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