Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Caroline E. Arndt
Service: April 25, 2016
Caroline E. Arndt
Caroline E. Arndt, age 88, of Watertown, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Heritage Homes in Watertown.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday April 25, 2016 at 6 pm at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Watertown with Rev. Michael Jensen officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Monday from 4 pm until the time of the service. Burial will take place on Tuesday at 10 am at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Watertown. Memorials, if desired, may be directed to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Organ Fund. The Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Caroline Elizabeth Harder was born on May 8, 1927 at her parents’ home in Watertown, the daughter of Herman and Dorthea (nee Grosnick) Harder. Caroline attended grade school in Watertown and was a 1945 graduate of the Watertown High School. On October 19, 1946, she married Robert H. Arndt in Watertown. Robert preceded her in death on January 15, 2002. She had been employed by Woolworths as the window display trimmer as well as Hevi Duty Electric for 19 years and Durant/Eaton for 22 years, retiring in 1992.
Caroline was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Watertown. She was a former Treasurer of the St. Mark’s Ladies Aid as well as coordinator for meals on wheels. She was past President of both V.F.W. Post 3709 Auxiliary and V.F.W. Post 7852 Auxiliary. Caroline was a regular in the post’s kitchen for the Wednesday night bingos. She served as Senior Vice President of the 2nd District of the Wisconsin V.F.W. Auxiliary. She was a member of Watertown American Legion Post 189 since 1939 holding numerous offices. Caroline was former President of the Jefferson County Council of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was also a former President of the Watertown Women’s Bowling Association and was elected to the Watertown Bowling Hall of Fame in 1997. She was a charter member of the Watertown 600 Club. Caroline was instrumental in getting the Wisconsin Women’s Senior Tournament going and bringing it to Watertown where she was honored by both the Men and Women’s Associations along with the Bowling Proprietors for starting the Senior leagues in Watertown. Caroline was also a former President of A.A.R.P. #3056.
Caroline is survived by her children, Elizabeth (Thomas) Brennecke of Watertown; John (Terri) Arndt of DePere; James (Lisa) Arndt of Watertown; five grandchildren, Patrick Bergmann, Edward Arndt, Sandra Arndt, Taylor Arndt and Janelle Arndt; five great-grandchildren, Hannah and Lauren Bergmann and Sabrina, Robert, Susan and Andrew Kline as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Dorthea; husband, Robert; brothers, Roland (Lorna) Harder and Fredrick (Betty) Harder as well a son-in-law, James R. Bergmann.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Heritage Homes for their care and dedication.
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