Nellie Arndt, 1936-2021


Nellie Arndt, 84, of Union Mills, Ind., passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at her daughter’s home in Kingsford Heights, Ind.

She was born Nov. 6, 1936, in Kosciusko County, Ind., the daughter of Alfred Moore and Irene Vivian (Shepherd) Moore.

Nellie was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church for many years. She also was a member of the Homemakers Extension Club, later named the Liberty Belles, since 1974. Nellie’s hobbies included travel, reading, camping and going to Hawaii. She was a world traveler and has been to many countries around the world. She was a social butterfly and just liked people. Nellie also collected thimbles, with well over 500 in her collection. 

On Aug. 19, 1955, at Tracy Lutheran Church, she married Larry L. Arndt, who preceded her in death Aug. 23, 2007.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and brother, Gene Moore.

Nellie is survived by her daughter, Vicki (James) Mick of Kingsford Heights, Ind.; son, Duane (Terri) Arndt of Kingsford Heights; brother, Ronald Moore of Michigan City, Ind.; sister, Janet Smeal of Sun City, Ariz.; and six grandchildren, Brandon Arndt, Anastasia Arndt, Krista Myers, Trenton Arndt, Teresa Fraser, and Elise Mick.

The family will receive friends Friday, Jan. 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, La Porte. A life celebration will be held Saturday, Jan. 16, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Knox, Ind., at 11 a.m. La Porte time with Rev. Eric Gawura officiating. A funeral procession will proceed from the church past Nellie’s home en route to Tracy Cemetery, Hamlet, Ind., for burial.

Due to COVID-19, masks are required when attending services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1600 S. Heaton St., Knox, Ind. 46534.

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4 Responses to “Nellie Arndt, 1936-2021”

  1. Brandi Mason

    Jan 13. 2021

    Nellie was such an awesome lady. She will always be remembered to me as the “Avon Lady”. She would always come in the office and I couldn’t wait for her to tell me all about her amazing trips and adventures. Sending prayers to her family, she will definitely be missed.

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  2. The Cormicans & Bushs

    Jan 13. 2021

    Very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you and your family. She was such a well liked lady.

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  3. Richard Reel

    Jan 13. 2021

    Had just seen Nellie 3 weeks ago at breakfast. I knew her children well through 4-H. They are great people and so was she.

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  4. Bette Conroy

    Jan 14. 2021

    So sorry for your loss. Always looked forward to her visits at the court house with her Avon. Nellie was always so friendly.

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