Wayland Paul Arnold

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Wayland Paul Arnold

  • Birth 1 Jul 1921 Buda, Bureau County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 28 Apr 2012 Princeton, Bureau County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Buda, Bureau County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 89805838

BUDA, IL - Wayland Paul Arnold, 90, of Buda died at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton, IL.

Born July 1, 1921, in Buda to J. Nevin and Myrtle Isabelle (Foster) Arnold, he married Violet Mae Roberts on Nov. 22, 1946, in Maywood. She died Jan. 22, 1983. He then married Winona R. Eckhoff on Oct. 23, 1983. She died Aug. 14, 1995.

He was a 1939 graduate of Buda High School.

He was a lifetime farmer.

He served in the U.S. Navy as an aviation ordinanceman first class during World War II.

He attended the First Baptist Church in Buda. He was a member of the Buda Fire Department for 69 years and had been a member of American Legion Post 261 Frank W. Suggitt since 1946. He was a past board member of Berlin Mutual Insurance in Princeton and a past Macon Township Board member and supervisor. He was a member of the Buda Rescue Unit for 11 years.

Survivors include a special friend, Joann V. Roberts of Buda; two sons, Gerald (Ellen) Arnold of Downers Grove and Gaile (Denise) Arnold of Buda; one daughter, Mary (Earl) Sanders of Rock Island; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his parents.

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

Published in Peoria Journal Star on May 1, 2012


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  • Created by: Jeanette
  • Added: 8 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 89805838
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wayland Paul Arnold (1 Jul 1921–28 Apr 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89805838, citing Hopeland Cemetery, Buda, Bureau County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Jeanette (contributor 46892486) .