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Jan Arndt
May 30, 1936 - October 5, 2021

Jan Arndt, 85, of Oelwein passed away Tuesday October 5, 2021.  Visitation will be from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday October 9, 2021 at the Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home in Oelwein.  Inurnment will be at a later date. 

Janann Lee Arndt was born in Hazleton on May 30, 1936 to parents Dr. Lester and Lucille (Wade) Proctor.  She graduated from Oelwein High School and then attended the Iowa State Teachers College (UNI) in Cedar Falls.  On July 2, 1955 Jan was united in marriage with Richard “Dick” Arndt at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein.  Jan had been employed with Dr. Proctor’ s office, Oelwein City Hall, Mulder Motors in Oelwein as an automobile sales agent and had driven a school bus for the Oelwein School District. Throughout the years Jan also worked in numerous retail establishments in Oelwein

Jan met many people while working with her father in his vet clinic. As a result, when you were out with Jan, she stopped to visit with the many familiar faces. She never met a stranger. In her early years she had a passion for sewing. Most all her children’s and husband’s clothing were sewn by her. Dick and Jan moved to a hobby farm where they raised hogs, calves and sweet corn. But she loved her bottle fed calves. She adored her family and friends and will be missed by many.

Left to Celebrate Jan’s life are her husband Dick, of 66 years; her children: Debie (Mike) Knickrehm of LeClaire, Julie (Brian) Sparks of Altoona, Lori Steciuk of Denison, Kerry (Kevin) Arnold of Johnson Creek, WI and Ted Arndt of Ocala, FL; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; her sister Donis Frisch; her sisters-in-law: Barb Arndt, Carol Reid Cole, Carol Proctor and Naomi Proctor; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers: Jon and Ted Proctor; her parents-in-law Edward and Eleanore Arndt; her sisters-in-law: Maryann Munk and Eleanore Potratz; her brothers-in-law: Ted Arndt, Ken Potratz, Lowell Frisch and Al Munk; her granddaughter Lindsay Arnold.


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Jan Beermann on October 22, 2021 at 12:29 PM said:

Prayers to Dick and family.So many good memories from high school and as college roommates. Janann was always on the go. A good friend.
Beth Bunn on October 13, 2021 at 11:46 AM said:

Thinking of the whole Arndt clan as they mourn the loss of a great Lady. The smile was never gone from her face and she raised an amazing family. RIP Jan
Dan stasi on October 9, 2021 at 11:38 AM said:

I just learned of Jan's passing. What a wonderful woman. My very Deepest condolences to the entire family.
Stephanie Hultman on October 9, 2021 at 9:02 AM said:

“Sometimes memories sneak out of my eyes and roll down my cheeks . . . “. Dick, Debie, Julie, Lori, Kerry, Ted, and families - I was so sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. Please know that I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers as you navigate this most difficult time. Hugs to all.
Bill and Robin Rosenstiel on October 9, 2021 at 6:45 AM said:

Sending our deepest sympathy to the Arndt Family
Sheryl, Dick & Dalene Gosse on October 9, 2021 at 1:08 AM said:

Have known Jan since she worked at her dad's vet ofc, other places in Oelwein. Dick was our teacher in Jr. High, just seen Dick day before. Both wonderful people, raised a good family, cherish your memories and always be close. Have enjoyed pictures you kids shared during family gatherings, continue to have those and carry on the traditions your folks raised you all on. Good memories of both and Jan's brother Jon and their folks Doc and his wife. They are together again as family.
Mona & Cy Nelson on October 8, 2021 at 6:35 PM said:

Our sympathies to Dick and family as you grieve Jan’s passing.
cathy Martin on October 8, 2021 at 5:08 PM said:

My sympathy to all who knew Jan.
cathy Martin on October 8, 2021 at 5:08 PM said:

My sympathy to all who knew Jan.
Mike Lorenz on October 8, 2021 at 10:01 AM said:

I am so sorry to hear of Jan's passing. She was such a great person and a lot of fun,and always so very good to me. Please accept our condolences. Mike and Barb Lorenz and family
The Hannasch Family on October 8, 2021 at 7:22 AM said:

We're so sorry for the loss of Jan. She was an amazing person. Sending our condolences.
Bob and Kathy Luecke on October 8, 2021 at 5:52 AM said:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was a wonderful lady.
Kelli Loeb on October 8, 2021 at 5:07 AM said:

I have many wonderful memories of "Aunt" Jan. Hugs to the entire Arndt family.
Kelli Loeb on October 8, 2021 at 5:07 AM said:

I have many wonderful memories of "Aunt" Jan. Hugs to the entire Arndt family.
Cliff and Jolene Hurst on October 7, 2021 at 6:15 PM said:

Condolences from the Hurst family.
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