Gloria Arndt, 1929-2021

 

Gloria Jean Arndt, 91, of La Porte, Ind., passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Settlers Place in La Porte.

She was born Dec. 1, 1929, in Wanatah, Ind., to Lester Harvey and Ethel Jean (Howell) Steinke.

Gloria was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Daughters of the American Revolution, and a life member of the VFW Auxiliary, all in La Porte. Gloria was previously active in the Tuesday Women’s Golf League at Beechwood Golf Course and a member of the La Porte Women’s Bowling Hall of Fame. She had volunteered at St. John’s Thrift Shop and La Porte Hospital. Gloria retired from Modine in La Porte.

On June 4, 1949, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in La Porte, she married Walter Louis Arndt, Jr., who preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 2017.

Her parents also preceded her in death.

Surviving Gloria are her beloved children, Dennis (Janice) Arndt of Manitou, Ky., Brad (Suzy) Arndt of Austin, Tex., and Corinne (Eric) Goodson of La Porte; grandchildren, Rebecca Arndt of Manitou, Aaron (Caitlin) Arndt of Cincinnati, Oh., Jennifer (Brad) Shafer of Austin, Andrew (Kimberly) Arndt of Tell City, Ind., Ashley (Shawn) Fitzpatrick of Dune Acres, Ind., and Alexander (Kimberly) Keim of Noblesville, Ind.; and great-grandchildren, Gray and Julia Shafer, Archer Arndt, Sophia and Tobin Arndt, and Breck, Pruett and Evann Fitzpatrick. Gloria is also survived by her cherished brother, Lester Harold Steinke of West Jefferson, N.C., and several nieces and nephews.

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte, with Pastor Ronald Brauer officiating.  Burial will follow at Patton Cemetery, La Porte. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, and from 10 a.m. until the service Wednesday, April 7.

Special thanks to the best neighbors in the world, Jim and Peggy Hill and Earl and Lucy Bisom, for all their love and care over the years. The family would also like to thank the staff at Settlers Place and Dunes Hospice for the love and care shown to Gloria.

Memorial donations may be made to Dunes Hospice, 4711 Evans Ave., Valparaiso, Ind. 46383.

Messages of condolence may be posted below.

8 Responses to “Gloria Arndt, 1929-2021”

  1. Jeanne Howell

    Apr 01. 2021

    The Howell-Hall family reunion and Clinton Two. Alumni group lost a very special lady. She was always an inspiration to me. May she Rest in peace.

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    • Corinne

      Apr 03. 2021

      Thanks, Jeanne! My parents always looked forward to seeing you and we will always have fond memories of the party barn!

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  2. Brian Graham

    Apr 01. 2021

    I am so sorry to hear of this, Brad.

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  3. Gail Johnson

    Apr 02. 2021

    Gloria and Wally are no-doubt having a wonderful reconnection this Easter weekend. We will always smile remembering our neighbors and dear friends!

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    • Corki

      Apr 03. 2021

      Thanks, Gail! My parents were very lucky to have such wonderful neighbors! I truly miss the neighborhood.

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  4. Robert & Cary

    Apr 02. 2021

    Corki and Family: We are sadden to hear the loss of your mom Corki. Gloria was such a wonderful woman and always enjoyed seeing her at the hospital when she volunteered. You, Eric and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Sending you love and strength… Rob & Cary

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  5. Sam

    Apr 05. 2021

    I worked at LaPorte hospital and would run into Gloria from time to time. She was always such a kind and friendly woman. I always enjoyed visiting with her. I am so sorry for your loss.

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