|Birth: ||Jul. 21, 1921|
|Death: ||Mar. 1, 2010|
Arnold A. "Arnie" Buntin, 88, Green Bay, died Monday, March 1, 2010.
He was born July 21, 1921, in Green Bay, to Arthur and Esther (Charbonneau) Buntin.
In 1940, he graduated from West High School. After high school, Arnie joined the U.S. Army, was a member of the Red Arrow Division of Green Bay and later was a member of the 631st Tank Destroyer Division of the 3rd Army under General George S. Patton in the European Theater. He served as a Radio Operator, Assistant Clerk and Mail Carrier for his battalion.
On April 12, 1947, he married Betty Evrard.
He had been employed at Green Bay Packaging for many years. Arnie and Betty were charter members of St. Agnes Parish, had served as ushers for many years and assisted with the funeral lunches. He was also a member of the Serra Club of Green Bay and was a volunteer for the Green Bay Police Dept., Crime Prevention Division.
Arnie loved to fish at Kelly Lake and later at his home on Lake Leone in Suamico. He also loved to play pool and in the two years he and Betty resided at Woodside Manor, he ruled the game. Even his kind and gentle teaching wouldn't stop him from winning game after game. And we really tried to beat you!
Survivors include his wife and best friend, Betty; a daughter and son-in-law, Gail A. and Terry Blohowiak, Oneida; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Michelle Buntin, Crandon; two grandchildren, Matthew (Jana) Blohowiak, Carrie Blohowiak; two great-grandchildren, Anna and Ellie Blohowiak; a sister-in-law, June Johnson, Green Bay; two nephews, Paul and Tom Buntin; and a niece, Mary Buntin.
He was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Margaret Buntin; and a brother-in-law, Evan Johnson.
Friends may call at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St., from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church with Rev. Richard Getchel officiating. Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at Arnie's request to benefit Unity Hospice and Woodside Manor II.
Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
The Buntin family wishes to express their gratitude to the staffs of St. Mary's Hospital, Woodside Manor II, Woodside Nursing Home, and the Jack and Engrid Meng Residence Center of Unity Hospice for their care of Arnie during his illness.
To Arnie "Skippy" husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather — You were the gentle soul that was the rock of our family. We will love you forever!
Betty Buntin (1924 - 2012)*
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